On March 16, 2011, we planted our first site for the 2011 LSU AgCenter rice water weevil demonstration test.
The purpose of our rice water weevil demonstration test is to compare currently recommended seed treatment insecticides on commercial farms in Louisiana. This year we are comparing three insecticide seed treatments (CruiserMaxx, Dermacor X-100 and NipsitINSIDE) to an untreated check.
Here are the details about the Acadia Parish test site:
|Cooperator||Glen Simon & Wes Simon|
|County Agent||Barrett Courville|
|Length of field||700|
|Acres per treatment||10.00|
|Total lb seed||220|
|CruiserMaxx – A||15.4 fl oz total|
|Dermacor X-100 – B||17.5 fl oz total|
|Nipsit-Inside – C||4.22 fl oz total|
|Untreated – D||no insecticide|
We will take stand counts and plant height data 2 weeks after seedling emergence. To assess insecticide efficacy, we will collect rww soil cores 4 weeks after application of permanent flood.
We greatly appreciate the tremendous effort in time and land-use by our cooperators. We will keep you posted on the progress at this site. For additional information, please contact Barrett Courville.