News Release Distributed 06/30/14
The LSU AgCenter will hold three field days for rice farmers in July.
Speakers at the events will include scientists from the AgCenter Rice Research Station who will talk about rice variety development, controlling pests and diseases, soybeans and the grain market.
On July 8, the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day will start at 3 p.m. at the Sammy Noel farm on La. 335 between Abbeville and Kaplan, and then at 4 p.m. at the Lounsberry Farm off La. Highway 14 east of the Mermentau River and Lake Arthur. Signs will be posted on the highways leading to the locations.
On July 17, the Northeast Louisiana rice field day will be held at the Woodlands Plantation in Richland Parish, 4 miles west of the intersection of La. Highways 15 and 133. Signs will be in place starting at that intersection to indicate the route.
The July 17 field day will start at 9 a.m. with a tour of research plots. It will move to the Rayville Civic Center at 10:30 a.m. and conclude with a soybean update and a presentation from the USA Rice Federation.
On July 22, the St. Landry Parish rice and soybean field day will be held at the Charles Fontenot farm north of Palmetto, starting with registration at 8 a.m. To get to the location, while traveling east on La. Highway 10 in Palmetto, turn left on Veazie Road. Go north about 4 miles to the farm and follow LSU AgCenter signs to the site.
If you have a disability which requires special assistance, contact the Rice Research Station at 337-788-7531 at least three days prior to an event.Bruce Schultz