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.

Friday, August 3, 2012

2102 blog field harvested

Harvest of the blog field Tuesday (July 31) resulted in a respectable yield of 50.25 barrels per acre, or 8,141 pounds per acre, according to Larry White, manager of the Rice Research Station’s foundation seed program.

No second crop will be grown, and the field will now be allowed to remain fallow for 2 years before it is planted in rice again.