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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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County Agent Rob Ferguson sent me this announcement yesterday.  Hope to see many of you at the meeting.

Avoyelles Parish Rice Production Clinic

1/11/2011

Masonic Lodge – Bunkie, LA 

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 Situation and Outlook

                        Dr. Kurt Guidry

                        LSU AgCenter Department of Ag Economics

9:55                 Rice Water Weevil Management and Introduction to the online rice insect Identification guide

                        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 Disease control update

                        Dr. Don Groth

                        Rice Research Station

11:50               Worker Protection Standard and Pesticide Drift

                        MANAGEMENT

                        Rob Ferguson

                        LSU AgCenter

12:35p.m.        Lunch

For more information, please contact Rob Ferguson.

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I received the following announcement from Vermilion Parish County Agent Stuart Gauthier today.  I hope to see many of you at the meeting.

The 39th annual Vermilion Parish Rice School will be held on Friday January 7, 2011 at the American Legion Hall in Kaplan, LA.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the educational portion beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Anyone interested in rice farming is invited to attend this free training. 

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

7:30 a.m. – Registration/ Coffee and Donuts 

8:00 a.m. – A General Guide for Using Salt Water on Rice – Stuart Gauthier, County Agent, LSU AgCenter 

8:20 a.m. – Rice Variety Update – Dr. Steve Linscombe, Regional Director & Dr. Xueyan Sha;  Rice Breeder, Rice Station, LSU AgCenter 

8:50 a.m. – Cultural Considerations When Drilling Rice & Other Production Practices – Dr. Johnny Saichuk, Rice Specialist, LSU AgCenter  

9:10 a.m. – Rice Fertility –Reducing Nitrogen recommendation for CL 151– Dr. Dustin Harrell, Agronomist- Rice Research Station 

9:30 a.m.– Rice Outlook –  Kurt Guidry,  Department of Ag Economics, LSU AgCenter 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 Break 

10:15 a.m. – Rice Water Weevil Demonstration Test, 2010 Results – Dr. Natalie Hummel, Entomology Professor, LSU AgCenter 

10:40 a.m. – Panicle Blight & Fungicide update – Dr. Don Groth, Rice Pathologist, Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter 

11:10 a.m. – Rice Weed Control Update- Neely Sprangletop, Strategies for dealing with Volunteer Hybrid & Resistance Red Rice Issues – Dr. Eric Webster, Weed Science Professor, LSU AgCenter 

11:40 a.m.  Rice Marketing Update for Vermilion Parish – Eddie Gaspard, Planters’ Rice Mill 

11:55 a.m. – FSA Comments & Grace – Larry Thibodeaux, CED, Abbeville

Also mark your calendars for the Vermilion Soybean School scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 from 11:30 to 3:00pm at Vermilion Extension Office.

For more information, please contact:

Stuart J. Gauthier

County Agent

Vermilion Parish

1105 West Port

Abbeville, LA 70510

337-898-4335

337-349-6446

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It’s that time of the year again, all the rice folks hunker down for Christmas break and then hit the roads running to winter rice meetings across the state.  The first week of January will be busy, followed by a smattering of meetings throughout the month.  This post provides information for the meeting plans that have been finalized to date.  Please contact your local county agent for information on meetings in your region. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I look forward to seeing you in 2011.

DISCLAIMER: please contact your local County Agent to verify the time, location, and program for this meeting.

Southwest Louisiana Rice and Soybean Forum, January 4, 2011, Welsh Community Center. Agenda follows:

8:00 a.m.                                     Welcome……………………………………………………………… Allen Hogan & Barrett Courville

8:05 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.              Rice Production Practices for 2011………………… Dr. Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter Rice Specialist

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.              Rice Variety Update…………………………………… Dr. Steve Linscombe, LSU AgCenter Rice Breeder

8:55 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.              Rice Weed Management…………………………………. Dr. Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter Weed Scientist

9:25 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.              Rice Disease Management………………………………….. Dr. Don Groth, LSU AgCenter Plant Pathologist

9:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.            Rice Fertility…………………………………………………. Dr. Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter Agronomist

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Break

10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.          Rice Insect Management……………………………. Dr. Natalie Hummel, LSU AgCenter Entomologist

10:55 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.          Rice and Soybean Market Update………………………. Dr. Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter Economist

11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.          Soybean Varieties & Management Practice………… Dr. Ronald Levy, LSU AgCenter Soybean Specialist

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.         Soybean and Wheat Disease Management……….. Dr. Boyd Padgett, LSU AgCenter Plant Pathologist

12:55 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.           Soybean Weed Control……………………………………….. Dr. Jim Griffin, LSU AgCenter

1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Soybean Demonstrations……………………………………….. Allen Hogan

2011 Evangeline/St. Landry Rice & Soybean School, Wednesday, January 5, 2011.  Please contact County Agent Keith Fontenot for an agenda and directions.

Acadia Parish, Rice & Soybean Producers Meeting, Thursday, January 6, 2011.  Acadia Parish LSU AgCenter office. Please contact County Agent Barrett Courville for more information.  Agenda follows:

7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

8:00-8:10 a.m. Introductions……………………………………………………………………….Barrett Courville, County Agent, LSU AgCenter

8:10-8:30 a.m. Rice Growers Annual Business Meeting……………………………………….Jerry Leonards, President

8:30-8:50 a.m. Rice Production Practices for 2011……………………………………………..Dr. Johnny Saichuk, Rice Specialist, LSU AgCenter

8:50-9:15 a.m. Rice Variety & Breeding Update…………………………………………………Dr. Steve Linscombe, Rice Breeder, Rice Experiment Station, LSU AgCenter

9:15 – 9:35 a.m. Rice Weed Management………………………………………………………….Dr. Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter

9:35-9:55 a.m. Rice Disease Control Update……………………………………………………….Dr. Don Groth, Pathologist, Rice Experiment Station, LSU AgCenter

9:55-10:15 a.m. Rice Fertility & Agronomics……………………………………………………..Dr. Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter

10:15-10:35 a.m. Rice Insect Control………………………………………………………………..Dr. Natalie Hummel, Entomologist, LSU AgCenter

10:35-10:45 a.m. Break – Coffee & Donuts

10:45-11:00 a.m. Rice & Soybean Market Update………………………………………………..Dr. Kurt Guidry, Economist, LSU AgCenter

11:00-11:20 a.m. Soybean Production Practices………………………………………………….Dr. Ronnie Levy, Soybean Specialist, LSU AgCenter

11:20-11:40 a.m. Soybean & Wheat Disease Update……………………………………………..Dr. Boyd Padgett, Plant Pathologist, LSU AgCenter

11:40-12:00 p.m. Soybean Weed Control Update………………………………………………… Dr. James Griffin, LSU AgCenter

12:00-12:15 p.m. Environmental Regulatory Issues……………………………………………. Randy Jemison, USA Rice

12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch – Courtesy of Sponsors

1:00-1:30 p.m. WPS Regulations & Training……………………………………………………….Barrett Courville, LSU AgCenter

1:30-1:45 p.m. Pesticide Re-Certification……………………………………………………………Department of Agriculture & Forestry

The 38th Annual Vermilion Rice School is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the American Legion Home in Kaplan.  For more information please contact County Agent Stuart Gauthier.

The Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum will be held Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at the Rayville Civic Center. For more information, please contact County Agent Keith Collins.

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