Tag Archives: Weed Control

Time for California growers to start scouting for weedy rice

weedy rice in california

Now that clean-up herbicide applications are finishing, it is a good time to start thinking about weedy rice. If your field has a history of weedy rice, start scouting for watergrass-looking weeds. Check patches of surviving grass. If the plants have no ligule, they are watergrass. If a ligule is present, they are rice (cultivated or weedy). Also check the ... Read More »

Horizon Ag Arkansas field day set for Aug. 2 near Jonesboro

Provisia rice

Horizon Ag plans to hold its Arkansas Field Day, Aug. 2, at Mark Wimpy Farms near Jonesboro. The event will spotlight the performance of the new PVL01, a Provisia rice  variety planted commercially for the first time this season, along with top-performing Clearfield varieties for the region. With the Provisia Rice System and PVL01, farmers have a new tool to ... Read More »

The 4 R’s: Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic and rice

branding demonstration at Union Livestock Inc.

I recently sat in on one day of the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau’s four-day Ag in the Classroom program. Now in its 32nd year, it is designed to educate the educators about the importance of ag in the county and of the job opportunities the industry can offer students down the line. Many of the participants, who grew up ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter plans Crowley rice field day for June 27

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Rice farmers at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station field day on June 27 will hear about research being conducted to help them grow a better crop. “This is an opportunity for our faculty members to tell rice producers about their work,” says Don Groth, resident coordinator at the station. “Since the station’s beginning in 1909, the ... Read More »

Say bye-bye to the Monsanto name

Monsanto logo

When Monheim, Germany-based Bayer closes its expected acquisition of Monsanto on June 7, the new company will drop the 117-year-old name Monsanto and will operate under the Bayer umbrella. The acquired products will retain their brand names and will become part of the Bayer portfolio, according to a news release. Bayer announced its intention to acquire Monsanto in May 2016 ... Read More »

Texas AgriLife schedules Eagle Lake field day for June 26

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Texas AgriLife Research and Extension has scheduled the 43rd annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day for 4 p.m., June 26, at the Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake. The field day will offer an opportunity for producers to tour the research station, making stops along the way to hear about disease management, insect ... Read More »

Flood up and deal

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Toward the end of May and really into June, most of the rice crop will be ready to start flooding, depending on conditions. This is the time when we will begin to set our first yield component — number of tillers and with it the number of potential panicles. To start the crop off on the road to success, it’s ... Read More »

An early herbicide mistake can plague you all season

Texas rice

We know some of you do a lot of fall/winter tillage to control weeds. However, a spring burndown herbicide application or tillage just prior to seeding can help achieve a clean seedbed. Practicing a stale seedbed can also help reduce the weed seedbank and lead to less weed pressure into the season. Read More »