Greetings from Louisiana rice country! This year, the blog will concentrate research conducted at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station, in addition to showing the progress of a 6-acre field of rice planted March 19 to produce foundation seed. We encourage your comments and thoughts to help improve this online tool. If you would like a photograph of a particular piece of equipment or a better explanation of a process, let us know.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Field Day

The Rice Research Station is the place to be June 28 for the annual Field Day.
In the above picture, LSU AgCenter county agents and Rice Research Station scientists ride by the blog field during preparations for the Field Day.
The day starts at 7:30 a.m. with field tours continuing until 9:30 a.m.
A poster session highlighting research and agricultural products will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Dr. Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist, will be available to provide answers to questions about their crop. Farmers who have questions related to diseases, insects or weeds should bring samples.
The program starts at 10:45 a.m. with a review of Louisiana Rice Research Board activities by LRRB vice chairman Jackie Loewer. He will be followed by Johnny Broussard, USA Rice Federation legislative affairs director, who will give an update on the latest developments in congress related to the farm bill and how it could affect rice farmers.
Dr. Mike Salassi, LSU AgCenter economist, will discuss rice economics, and the program will end with remarks from Dr. Bill Richardson, LSU AgCenter chancellor.

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