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.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Weeds under attack

Larry White, foundation seed manager at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station, sprayed a mixtures of the herbicides propanil, Permit and Londax. The chemicals will address a spectrum of weeds that includes grasses, sedges and aquatic plants, including alligatorweed.

Fertilizer is scheduled to be applied this week, followed by the permanent flood.

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