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The Southwest Louisiana Rice and Soybean Forum will be held at the Welsh Community Center on January 3, 2012. Here is the program for the forum. For more information please contact county agent Barrett Courville: bcourville@agcenter.lsu.edu

8:00 a.m.  Welcome – Allen Hogan

8:05 a.m. – 8:25 Rice Production Practices for 2012 – Dr. Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter Rice Specialist

8:25 – 8:45 Rice Variety Update – Dr. Steve Linscombe, LSU AgCenter Rice Breeder

8:45 – 9:00 Rice Weed Management – Dr. Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter Weed Scientist

9:00 – 9:15 Rice Disease Management – Dr. Don Groth, LSU AgCenter Plant Pathologist

9:15 – 9:30 Rice Fertility – Dr. Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter Agronomist

9:30 – 9:45 Rice Insect Management – Dr. Natalie Hummel, LSU AgCenter Entomologist

9:45 – 10:00 Rice and Soybean Market Update – Dr. Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter Economist

10:00 -10:15 Refreshment Break

10:15 – 10:35 Soybean Varieties & Management Practice – Dr. Ronald Levy, LSU AgCenter Soybean Specialist

10:35 – 10:55 Soybean Insect Control and Seed Treatments – Dr. Jeff Davis, LSU AgCenter Entomologist

10:55 – 11:10 SPCC Update – Mr. Russ Green

11:10 – 11:25 LARPC and Rice Referendum – Mr. Kevin Berken

11:25 – 11:30 Soybean Demonstrations – Allen Hogan

11:30 -12:00 WPS, Drift Control and Private Pesticide Recertification – Allen Hogan and Barrett Courville

12:00 Lunch – Donors


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Wow – 2012, yes, it’s right around the corner. I’ll bet you are asking the same question as me – where did 2011 go???

The rice winter meeting dates are now being announced. In this post I list all the dates I have received so far and over the next week I’ll send you more details on the specific programs. I will be speaking at all of these meetings – the topic will vary depending on the parish and the problems we observed last season. Please feel free to email me or your local county agent for more information on the meetings.

Meeting season will kick off with the Southwest Louisiana Rice and Soybean Forum in Welsh, LA on Jan 3, 2012. The Evangeline Parish rice and soybean meeting will be held the morning of Jan 4, 2012 in Ville Platte, LA. The next meeting will be the Acadia Parish Rice and Soybean school at the LSU AgCenter Acadia Parish office in Crowley. The week will wrap up with the Vermilion Rice School in Kaplan, LA on Jan 6, 2012. The Avoyelles Parish Rice meeting is scheduled for Jan 11, 2012 in Bunkie, LA. The final meeting I have on my calendar is the Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum in Rayville, LA on Jan. 26, 2012. On the evening prior to this meeting, the Louisiana rice growers association will hold their annual meeting in Crowley on Jan. 25, 2012. We will have the pleasure of receiving updates from USA Rice representatives.

For more information on the meetings I listed, please contact the following county agents:

Southwest Rice and Acadia Parish – Barrett Courville: bcourville@agcenter.lsu.edu

Evangeline Parish – Keith Fontenot: kfontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu

Vermilion Parish – Stuart Gauthier: sgauthier@agcenter.lsu.edu

Avoyelles Parish – Rob Ferguson: referguson@agcenter.lsu.edu

Northeast Louisiana – Keith Collins: kcollins@agcenter.lsu.edu

I hope to see you at one (or more) of the meetings this winter.

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