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.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

All done

The final of 3 fields of rice shown on the webcam was cut Wednesday, with a yield of 37 barrels per acre for the CL161 variety. Harvest was completed Friday on the first field, the  CL 131 variety, and the yield was approximately 43 barrels per acre. The second field, CL151, was cut Monday and it yielded around 47 barrels. Shown in the video above is the harvest Friday at the first field.