LSU AgCenter’s Harrell: Avoid Blast-Susceptible Varieties in Row Rice (with video)

by Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press

Farmers considering taking the plunge on furrow-irrigated or row rice should plan to avoid blast-susceptible rice varieties, according to Dustin Harrell, Extension rice specialist with the LSU AgCenter.


NRCS to Expand Targeted Conservation Effort for Wildlife on Agricultural Lands

Alexandria, Louisiana – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adding dozens of new target species, including four shorebirds, to its premier wildlife conservation effort that helps agricultural producers make wildlife-friendly improvements on working lands.


Uncertainty Ahead for Louisiana’s Trade Prospects with Cuba

by Sam Karlin, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Mike Strain, the state’s agriculture and forestry commissioner, has traveled to Cuba twice in the past year, meeting with Cuban officials about the prospect of trade with Louisiana. Strain said in an earlier interview that Louisiana is perfectly positioned to get the lion’s share of the market with the Caribbean nation in the near future.


2017 Rice Varieties and Management Tips Now Available

by Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter Rice Specialist

Decisions about rice varieties are some of the most critical you will make, and those decisions have to be made early each year. The information in this publication will help you decide which rice varieties are best suited to your particular growing conditions.