Story by the LSU AgCenter
CROWLEY, La. – Farmers and crop consultants heard about several new chemicals to control weeds in rice fields at a learning session held by the LSU AgCenter on Friday (Feb. 26).
LSU AgCenter weed scientist Eric Webster said the products won’t be available for the upcoming season. “We’re probably a couple of years away from having most of these.”
The herbicide-resistant rice technology Provisia will help farmers control herbicide-resistant red rice and outcrosses that cannot be controlled with herbicides currently available to farmers, he said. The system will complement Clearfield rice and extend its viability.