Louisiana Rice: Bird-Repellent — Rebate, Update On Headed Rice Label

By Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter Rice Specialist and Research Coordinator

Predation of rice seed by birds is problematic in Louisiana rice annually. Typically, we see the highest bird pressure in rice planted south of I-10. In 2017, we also saw a higher than normal blackbird pressure on rice north of I-10. Several fields had to be replanted due to bird predation in that region last year.