LSU AgCenter announces rice grower clinics for January - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LSU AgCenter announces rice grower clinics for January

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
CROWLEY, LA (KPLC) -

by Bruce Schultz

The LSU AgCenter will conduct a series of rice clinics in January throughout the rice-growing areas of Louisiana to help farmers get ready for the upcoming crop year.

Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station, said farmers will be able to get advice about key decisions they must make early in the year, including variety selection and field preparations.

"Topics to be covered in the clinics will include controlling weeds, insects and diseases," Linscombe said. "We also will talk about our research to be conducted in 2014 for new variety development and agronomic practices, in addition to an economic outlook for rice."

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

Jan. 6 in Bunkie at the Masonic Lodge, 300 Floyd St., starting at 8:15 a.m.

Jan. 7 in Welsh at the Welsh Community Center, 101 Palmer St., starting at 8 a.m.

Jan. 8 in Ville Platte at the Civic Center, 704 N. Soileau St., starting at 8 a.m.

Jan. 9 in Crowley at the Acadia Parish Extension Office, 157 Cherokee Drive, starting at 8 a.m.

Jan. 10 in Kaplan at the American Legion Hall, 1504 American Legion Road, starting at 8 a.m.

Jan. 29 in Rayville at the Rayville Civic Center, 827 Louisa St., starting at 9:25 a.m.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LEGAL CORNER: Are balloon releases legal in Louisiana?

    LEGAL CORNER: Are balloon releases legal in Louisiana?

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-04-25 19:34:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I have partial custody of my son. The biological dad was granted weekly visitations but has since moved states away and hasn’t seen my son in over three years. I’m worried that he would one day try to come back and the school will release my son because of the court order. I was also wondering if it’s possible for my husband to adopt my son without the biological dad’s cons...More >>
    Submit your questions to news@kplctv.com. Civil matters only, please. QUESTION: I have partial custody of my son. The biological dad was granted weekly visitations but has since moved states away and hasn’t seen my son in over three years. I’m worried that he would one day try to come back and the school will release my son because of the court order. I was also wondering if it’s possible for my husband to adopt my son without the biological dad’s cons...More >>
  • LSP busts man in Vernon Parish for human trafficking

    LSP busts man in Vernon Parish for human trafficking

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:52:21 GMT
    (Source: LSP)(Source: LSP)
    (Source: LSP)(Source: LSP)
    Louisiana State Police arrested a man and charged him with human trafficking, according to LSP Public Affairs spokesperson Daniel Moreau.  Moreau says, last night around 9 p.m., an LSP Troop E trooper stopped a 2005 Toyota Sequoia on La. 8 near Leesville. The Toyota driver's violations include an obstructed license plate improper lane usage.   The driver was Douglas Zabala Cubillan, 45, of Duluth, Georgia. Inside of the car with Cubillan were nine illegal aliens, Moreau sa...More >>
    Louisiana State Police arrested a man and charged him with human trafficking, according to LSP Public Affairs spokesperson Daniel Moreau.  Moreau says, last night around 9 p.m., an LSP Troop E trooper stopped a 2005 Toyota Sequoia on La. 8 near Leesville. The Toyota driver's violations include an obstructed license plate improper lane usage.   The driver was Douglas Zabala Cubillan, 45, of Duluth, Georgia. Inside of the car with Cubillan were nine illegal aliens, Moreau sa...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers arriving tonight, then more sunshine to finish the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers arriving tonight, then more sunshine to finish the week

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:44:51 GMT
    Showers arrive late tonightShowers arrive late tonight
    Showers arrive late tonightShowers arrive late tonight

    For the rest of today, it will be very nice to get outside. There will be plenty of sunshine and very warm temperatures. Highs will be in the lower to mid 80s! This will be one of the warmest days we’ve had so far this year! Later by this evening, temperatures will still be warm, but a few clouds will be increasing. Especially after sunset. This is ahead of our next cold front that will come through tonight. Tonight, there is a good chance we see some rain. 

    More >>

    For the rest of today, it will be very nice to get outside. There will be plenty of sunshine and very warm temperatures. Highs will be in the lower to mid 80s! This will be one of the warmest days we’ve had so far this year! Later by this evening, temperatures will still be warm, but a few clouds will be increasing. Especially after sunset. This is ahead of our next cold front that will come through tonight. Tonight, there is a good chance we see some rain. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly