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LSU virtual field day focuses on row rice in NE Louisiana

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• By Bruce Schultz • Presentations for the virtual northeast Louisiana row rice field day were released July 27, providing farmers with the latest information from Louisiana State University AgCenter researchers.The complete event is available online at https://bit.ly/LSURowRice. Melissa Cater, director of the AgCenter Northeast Region, credited AgCenter agents Keith Collins and Bruce Garner for their work on the virtual ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter’s Row Rice Field Day goes virtual July 27

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The Louisiana State University AgCenter plans to launch its Row Rice Virtual Field Day, July 27, on its Northeast Louisiana Row Rice YouTube channel. As its name implies, the virtual field day’s main topic will be row rice, but it also will include a crop update from AgCenter state soybean specialist David Mosely. Among the field day topics are: • ... Read More »

University of Arkansas publishes ‘Furrow-Irrigated Rice Handbook’

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The University of Arkansas recently published the “Arkansas Furrow-Irrigated Rice Handbook” that is available online. This new publication is aimed at providing recommendations for the increasingly popular rice-production system that irrigates rice much like other row crops — running water down the furrow. Also known as row rice, the system accounted for more than 100,000 acres — or more than ... Read More »

Bragging rights

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UArk’s ‘Most Crop Per Drop’ contest encourages growers to try water-saving technology with prizes. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • For the past two years, the University of Arkansas has prodded growers of rice, corn and soybeans to try new irrigation technologies they might not otherwise use and to reduce water use smartly through its “Most Crop Per Drop” Contest. ... Read More »

Sustainable practices help pave the way ahead

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost spring, and we’re charging forward into another crop year. No doubt as you have been preparing for planting season, you’ve been reflecting on the successes and challenges of previous seasons and applying those practical lessons on your farm. Sustainability goals help offer new solutions every year, saving farmers money, time and resources, and resonating ... Read More »

Pretty in pink

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Bucket traps aid University of Arkansas research into new row-rice pest, control measures. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • University of Arkansas entomologists continue their quest to learn more about the rice levee billbug, a weevil pest that until recently only caused occasional issues for levee rice. With the increasing popularity of row rice — also called furrow-irrigated rice — ... Read More »

North Louisiana farmers eye row rice more closely

LSU row rice meeting

• By Bruce Schultz • Farmers at the recent Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum heard about the benefits and challenges of growing row rice. The practice uses irrigation with collapsible poly tubing or rainwater to keep soil moist, but no permanent flood is maintained. Levees are not required, so farmers can wait until planting to make crop decisions. Mike Salassi, Louisiana ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter field day features row rice research

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• By Bruce Schultz • An LSU AgCenter research project at the Mer Rouge farm of Jason Waller was the setting for the northeast Louisiana row rice field day on July 18. The practice of row rice is gaining new converts because of its potential water savings and flexibility. The project being conducted by AgCenter agent Keith Collins includes conventional ... Read More »

Aug. 8 Pine Tree Field Day features comprehensive soy, rice tours

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Soybean seeding rates, effects of urea application on soy protein concentration and how drones are used in multiple inlet irrigation in rice are among the topics included in the tours set for the Aug. 8 field day at the Pine Tree Research Station. “We are offering two very comprehensive tours, one each for soybean and rice,” said Shawn Clark, director ... Read More »

Row rice system gains interest in Louisiana

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• By Karol Osborne • More than 50 agricultural producers and industry representatives interested in furrow-irrigated rice, also called row rice or upland rice, attended the LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station row rice and soybean field tour on July 9 in St. Joseph. “We are set up for cotton, corn and beans, and if there is an opportunity to diversify ... Read More »