Louisiana Rice Harvest: Effects Of Wet July Now Clear

By Dustin Harrell, Louisiana Rice Extension Specialist, LSU Rice Research Station, Crowley

In southwest Louisiana, rice harvest was set to begin in early July. However, almost daily rains slowed progress significantly. We have recorded a measurable rainfall event in 16 out of the 26 days so far this month at the Rice Research Station, with a total rainfall accumulation of 5.45 inches.