Rice and soybean meeting

CROWLEY – The annual Rice and Soybean Producers Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 2009, at the Acadia Extension Office at 157 Cherokee Dr. in Crowley. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the morning session starting at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 noon.

Those who attend the entire meeting and pay a $25 license fee to the Department of Agriculture can renew their private pesticide applicator license. Private pesticide applicator licenses are valid for three years.

County Agent Barrett Courville said, “We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation, please contact one of the agents at (337) 788-8821.

The schedule is as follows:

7:30-8 a.m...........Registration and coffee

8-8:30 a.m. ...... Introductions

Barrett Courville - County Agent

LSU AGCENTER

8:10-8:40 a.m........Rice Growers Annual Business Meeting - Jackie Loewer, President.

8:40-9 a.m.............2008 Review and Production Practices for 2009 with Dr. Johnny Saichuk, Rice Specialist LSU AgCenter.

9-9:20 a.m. ........... Rice Variety Development Update with Dr. Steve Linscombe, Rice Breeder with Rice Experiment Station LSU AgCenter.

9:20-9:40 a.m. ..... Rice Weed Management, Clearfield Stewardship and Herbicide Drift with Dr. Eric Webster LSU AgCenter.

9:40-9:55 a.m. ..... Rice Disease Update with Dr. Don Groth Pathologist, Rice Experiment Station LSU AgCenter

9:55-10:10 a.m. .... Rice Insect Control with Dr. Natalie Hummel, Entomologist LSU AgCenter.

10:10-10:20 a.m. .......... Break with coffee and donuts.

10:20-10:35 a.m. .......... Soybean Production Practices with Dr. Ronnie Levy, Soybean Specialist LSU AgCenter.

10:35-10:55 a.m. .......... Value of Harvest Aids in Insect and Disease IPM Programs with Dr. James Griffin LSU AgCenter.

10:55-11:10 a.m. .......... Soybean Disease Update with Dr. Clayton Hollier LSU AgCenter.

11:10-11:20 a.m. ........... Soybean Market Update with Dr. Gene Johnson LSU AgCenter.

11:30-11:40 a.m. ........... Legislative Report with Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish.

11:45-12:30 p.m. ............ Lunch - courtesy of sponsors.

12:30-1 p.m. .................... Pesticide Re-Certification Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodations for your participation in the meeting, contact us at 788-8821,

Sponsors include Acadia Rice Growers Association Inc., Asgrow/Dekalb, Agro Distribution, Delta Gro Seed Co., Delta and Pine Land Co., Dupont, First South Production Credit, Gowan Inc., G & H Seed Company, John Deere Crop Insurance, Pioneer Hi-Breed International, Southwest Farmers Service, Sygenta, Valent, and UPI.

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