Rice, soybean producers to meet

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

 Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the morning session starting at 8:00 a.m. Note: Lunch will be served at 12:00 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.”


 Acadia Parish

Rice & Soybean Producers Meeting

7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

8:00-8:10 a.m Introductions

 Barrett Courville, County Agent

LSU AgCenter 

 8:10-8:40 a.m. Rice Growers

Annual Business Meeting

             Jackie Loewer, President                                    

8:40-9:00 a.m. 2008 Review

& Production Practices for 2009

Dr. Johnny Saichuk, Rice Specialist

LSU AgCenter

 9:00-9:20 a.m. Rice Variety

Development Update

Dr. Steve Linscombe, Rice Breeder

Rice Experiment Station

LSU AgCenter

 9:20 - 9:40 a.m. Rice Weed Management, Clearfield Stewardship & Herbicide Drift

     Dr. Eric Webster

LSU AgCenter

SOY9:40-9:55 a.m.  Rice Disease Update

Dr. Don Groth, Pathologist

 Rice Experiment Station

LSU AgCenter

 9:55-10:10 a.m. Rice Insect Control           

Dr. Natalie Hummel, Entomologist

LSU AgCenter


10:10-10:20 a.m Break

Coffee & Donuts 

10:20-10:35 a.m Soybean Production


Dr. Ronnie Levy, Soybean Specialist

LSU AgCenter

 10:35-10:55 a.m Value of Harvest Aids

in Insect & Disease IPM Programs

Dr. James Griffin

LSU AgCenter

 10:55-11:10 a.m Soybean Disease


 Dr. Clayton Hollier

LSU AgCenter

11:10-11:20 a.m Soybean Market


Dr. Kurt Guidry

LSU AgCenter

11:20-11:30 a.m Rice Market Update

Dr. Gene Johnson

LSU AgCenter

11:30-11:40 a.m. Legislative Update

Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish

11:45-12:30 p.m Lunch

Courtesy of Sponsors

12:30-1:00 p.m. Pesticide Re-Certification

Department of Agriculture & Forestry

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

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

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P.O. Box 1589, Crowley, LA 70527
Phone: 337-783-3450
Fax: 337-788-0949

Rayne-Acadian Tribune
P.O. Box 260, Rayne, LA 70578
Phone: 337-334-3186
Fax: 337-334-8474

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Phone: 337-684-5711
Fax: 337-684-5793

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