Provisia Rice Variety Measuring Up in Louisiana Demonstration

By Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press

When Christian Richard was offered seed of the new PVL01 Provisia rice variety for a 30-acre demonstration plot in 2017 he jumped at the chance. Like many south Louisiana producers, he’s been battling weedy rice and other problem grasses in his rice fields. Richard had also seen Provisia in test plots on his farm near Kaplan in south Louisiana in 2016.