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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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2010 Southwest Rice Tour

 

9:00 – 9:30                     Coffee and Registration, Fenton CO-OP, Fenton

9:30 – 9:40                     Travel to Mr. Jimmy Hoppe’s Farm

9:40 – 10:00                  Rice varieties, Dr. Steve Linscombe and Dr. Sha Xueyan, Rice Breeding Rice Research Station

10:00 – 10:25               Rice Weed control update, Dr. Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter, Weed Science

10:25 – 10:40               Rice Disease Update, Dr. Don Groth, LSU AgCenter, Disease Pathologist

10:40 – 10:55               Rice Fertilization, Dr. Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter, Rice Research Station

10:55 – 11:10               RiceTec varieties, Cullen Minter, RiceTec

11:10 – 11:25               Travel to Mr. Mark Pousson farm north of Welsh

11:25 – 11:35               Rice Insect update, Dr. Natalie Hummel, LSU AgCenter, Entomologist

11:35 – 11:45               Travel to Welsh Community Center

11:45 – 12:00               Industry Update

12:00 – 12:15               Lunch courtesy of RiceTec

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