Louisiana Rice: Early Harvest – Ratoon N Fertilization

By Dustin Harrell, LSU AgCenter Rice Specialist

The early harvest numbers are starting to trickle in and the numbers are all decent with none that I have heard of falling below 42 barrels per acre (6,804 pounds per acre/151 bushels per acre) so far and most coming in at the upper 40’s and lower 50’s. If you remember, the mean yield for 2017 was about 41.5 barrels per acre, so yields in southwest Louisiana do look promising so far.