At the Evangeline Parish rice field tour LSU AgCenter agronomist Dustin Harrell left explains his project to test responses of rice plants to various nutrients in a nutrientdeficient field at a research plot near Mamou Photo by Bruce Schultz

At the Evangeline Parish rice field tour, LSU AgCenter agronomist Dustin Harrell, left, explains his project to test responses of rice plants to various nutrients in a nutrient-deficient field at a research plot near Mamou. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

Louisiana rice delayed by cool weather

Louisiana’s 2013 rice crop is late in growth and development. Cool weather is being blamed.

Louisiana’s 2013 rice crop is late in growth and development, says Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist. Cool weather is being blamed.

It is not known if the cool weather and slow growth will reduce Louisiana’s rice yield. The crop needs a dry June without extremely high temperatures, says Saichuk.

Saichuk and other state rice experts described this year’s crop and its prospects at the Evangeline Parish Rice Tour. Read more at Farmers hear status of current rice crop.

 

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