May 09, 2018
CROWLEY, LA -- The Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter will hold a series of field days to help rice farmers learn about the latest recommended practices to improve their crop production. Experts will make presentations on variety development, fertility, growing soybeans, and controlling problems of diseases, insects, and weeds.
“These field days give us the chance to provide details about our research projects,” said Don Groth, resident coordinator of the AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. “Also, our scientists will be available to answer questions from growers.”
Mark your calendar and attend the event in your area:
May 30 - Southwest Louisiana Rice Field Day
Johnny Hensgens Farm, at the corner of David and McCown Roads, south of Iowa
May 31 - Evangeline Parish Rice Field Day
Bieber Farm, 1 mile west of Mamou on Bieber Road
June 5 - Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day
Lounsberry Farm east of Lake Arthur on LA Highway 14
Supper to follow at the Klondike Fire Station.
June 13 - Acadia Parish Rice Field Day
South Farm of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station
June 27 - Rice Research Station
Field tours start at 7:15 a.m. and the last trailer will leave at 9 a.m., followed by a poster session and indoor presentations.
July 18 - Northeast Louisiana Rice Field Day
9 a.m. until noon
Colvin Farm at 632 Scales Road, Rayville, followed by indoor presentations at the Rayville Civic Center at 817 Louisa Street, Rayville