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Alan Lawson drills his rice seed into the ground on his farm in Acadia Parish. Rice planting for 2020 is nearing completion in southwest Louisiana. Rice acreage is expect to increase nearly 5 percent in Louisiana with total acreage expected to be around 435,000 acres. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter.)

Rice crop starting well, planting nears completion

Rice planting is nearing completion in southwest Louisiana, where most of the state’s rice is grown, and it has begun in northeast Louisiana.

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LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Groth received the Distinguished Service Award at the Rice Technical Working Group meeting in Orange Beach, Alabama, on Feb. 26, 2020. (Photo by Kenner Patton/Mississippi State University)

AgCenter researcher receives distinguished service award

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Groth was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Rice Technical Working Group.


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