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The Avoyelles Parish LSU AgCenter Rice Production Clinic will be held on January 11, 2012 at the Masonic Lodge in Bunkie, LA. Here is the agenda for the clinic. Please contact county agent Rob Ferguson for more information: referguson@agcenter.lsu.edu

8:30                Welcome

8:40                Rice Variety and Breeding Update, Dr. Steve Linscombe, Rice Research Station

9:05                Rice Fertility and Management Tips, Dr. Dustin Harrell, Rice Research Station

9:30                Rice Disease control update, Dr. Don Groth, Rice Research Station

9:55                Rice Insect control update, Dr. Natalie Hummel, LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology

10:20             Break

10:35             Rice Production and weed control, Dr. Johnny Saichuk, Rice Specialist

11:25               Rice Situation and Outlook, Dr. Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter Department of Ag Economics

11:50              Worker Protection Standard and Pesticide Drift MANAGEMENT, Rob Ferguson, LSU AgCenter

12:20              CENLA Rice Growers Association, Randy Jemison, USA Rice Federation

12:35p.m.     Lunch

It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.

If you have a disability that requires special assistance or accommodation for your participation in the program, please contact Rob Ferguson, LSU AgCenter, at 318-964-2245 by January 9, 2012.

NOTE: ATTENDANCE OF THE ENTIRE MEETING IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE RECERTIFIED! 

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The southwest rice tour stop at Mark Pousson's farm in Welsh, La. (Photo by T. Pasco)

 

UPDATE: Additional information about the field day (including an online presentation of the field tour and speaker session) is available at www.lsuagcenter.com/ricefielddayinfo. 

The forecast calls for a chance of rain in the Crowley area tomorrow morning. In the case of rain, all field day activities will be held in the poster pavilion/drier area. Field tour speakers will make their presentations inside the drier beginning at 8:30 a.m. All other activities will be as scheduled. 

This is a busy time of year for field meetings.  Field days and workshops are a great opportunity to see research and extension programs conducted both at the research stations and on cooperator farms.  I hope to see many of you at these upcoming events.  

June 30.  Hundley Master Farmer Field Day/Ricetec Field Day, Mowata La., 5:00 PM.   

This field day will report the results of a small plot evaluation conducted by RiceTec.  This location evaluated varieties and also included a rice water weevil insecticide rate test.  My weevil crew gathered samples from the small plots 4 weeks post flood.  The results of the test will be presented.   Attendance at this field day will also count as Phase II and Continuing Education for producers wanting to get credit in the Master Farmer Program.  

For more information, please contact Cullen Minter at 336-499-6489.   

July 1.  101st Annual Rice Research Station Field Day.  Rice Reseach Station, Crowley, La. Beginning at 7:30 am.   

The LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station Rice Field Day will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the station.  The activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with field tours of research projects, with the last tour truck leaving no later than 9:15 a.m.  Mike Stout and I will give an update on the Entomology Research and Extension Programs.  

There will be a poster session under the equipment shed on the west side of the drier. The poster session will last from 7:30 to 10:30.  During this time researchers and Extension specialists will be discussing and explaining their research programs, the methods used and the results they have attained thus far.    

Much of the field day program will focus on historical aspects of rice production technology developed through the years at the research facility. The main program will start at 10:45 a.m. in the drier facility with a lunch following.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Linscombe at slinscombe@agcenter.lsu.edu or 337/788-7531   

July 6.  Vermilion Rice Field Tour.   Gueydan and Klondike Area.  Beginning at 3 pm.  

The Vermilion Parish rice tour will include discussions about rice water weevil management, rice varieties, weed control, rice diseases, fertilization, and economics.  

For directions and more information, please contact Stuart Gauthier at sgauthier@agcenter.lsu.edu.  

July 9. East Carrol Parish Rice School.  School will be held in Madison Parish on the farm of Garrett Marsh, approximately 4 miles north of Tallulah on Hwy 65.  Program will begin with registration at 7:15 am.  

Donna Lee and RL Frazier have coordinated an in-field rice school in Madison Parish.  Speakers at the training will include Bill Williams (weed scientist), Johnny Saichuk (state rice specialist) and myself.  We will discuss the latest Research and Extension rice information.  

For more information, please contact Donna Lee at drlee@agcenter.lsu.edu.  

July 14.  Richland Parish Rice Field Day.  Rayville, La.   

There will be a variety of speakers on the program.  I will discuss the results of the rice water weevil demonstration and anything else we are observing in the field.   

For a schedule and directions to the field, please contact Keith Collins at kcollins@agcenter.lsu.edu

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The annual field day at the rice station in Crowley, LA will be held on July 1, 2010.  I’ll post more information on the events when it is announced.  Hope to see you there!

Natalie Hummel and Mike Stout being filmed during a stop at the rice station field day. Photo by Bruce Schultz.

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