AgCenter Experts Outline New Rice Herbicides on the Horizon

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.

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