02 August 2008

rice harvesting time in louisiana

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the lsu agcenter rice research station blog reports that the blog rice field of mr. ronnie "blue" zaunbrecher at lake arthur, (jefferson davis parish) louisiana has been harvested.
According to Dr. Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist, the 37-acre field yielded 7,601 pounds per acre. That works out to 46.9 barrels, or 169 bushels, or 76.01 hundredweight.
If the dry-down factor is considered for 12 percent moisture, the net yield is 7,282 pounds per acre, 45 barrels, 161.8 bushels or 72.82 cwt. ~ read more
the lsu agcenter blog has been posting about mr. zaunbrecher's 2008 rice crop since he planted it in mid march 2008.
Zaunbrecher, 38, has been farming since 1996. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from McNeese and a master’s degree in agriculture at LSU where he studied sugarcane breeding. He was attending Texas A&M to get a doctorate degree in cotton breeding when he decided to return to Louisiana and start farming. ~ source
we realize that it will take a hella lotta gravy to consume all this rice...but we think we're up to the task.
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