Rice Market Outlook - The Swings Of Supply And Demand
Presented by Dennis Delaughter
Market Analyst, VantageRM, LLC
2018 looks to be a year with better yields and higher supplies for the United States. Supply is going to be the main issue and currently the carryover is expected to be up 25 to 30%. On top of that, headed into the 2019 season, we have tariff issues in soybeans which only adds to the uncertainty for the number of planted acres in the coming year. The result is that the USDAÕs estimates of both world and domestic supply are bound to stay in flux which will keep the outlook uncertain at planting time in the United States. In our presentation we will focus in on the current outlook and where prices we may be headed in 2019.

Managing Sulfur In A Rice/Soybean Production System
Presented by David Dunn
MU-Fisher Delta Research Center
Sulfur (S) is an essential plant nutrient. By its nature Sulfur is rather ephemeral in soil environments. Relatively large quantities of sulfur are contained in soil organic matter. This becomes plant available as bacteria work to decompose this material. Higher soil temperatures favor this process. As Sulfur is readily soluble it may be leached out of the root zone with excess rain fall. As a result in a cool wet year Sulfur deficiencies in rice and soybeans can be encountered.
In this presentation you will learn more about sulfurs role in rice and soybean production.

Rice Market Outlook-The Swings Of Supply And Demand
Presented by Richard Fontenot
Louisiana Farmer; Rice, Soybeans, Crawfish
2018 looks to be a year with better yields and higher supplies for the United States. Supply is going to be the main issue and currently the carryover is expected to be up 25 to 30%. On top of that, headed into the 2019 season, we have tariff issue

Rice Disease Management Decisions That Make Sense
Presented by Michael Frugge
Horizon Ag LLC

Rice Disease Management Decisions That Make Sense
Presented by Dr. Don Groth
Professor, Research Coordinator/Plant Pathologist, H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, LSU AgCenter
The decisions you make on rice disease management can easily make or lose you money. Often, cost cutting ideas, such as mixing fungicides and insecticides at heading to save an airplane application, will actually lose rather than save money. Not keeping track of growth stages and applying fungicides at the wrong time are also major economic errors. Not knowing which fungicide to apply or if a fungicide is needed or not costs us millions of dollars each year. Making the correct timely disease management decisions will always improve your bottom line.

Rice, Wheat And Water Now Are Joined At The Hip
Presented by Milo Hamilton
CEO and Senior Economist, Firstgrain, Inc.
The rice price globally is not being snuffed out by trade negotiations with China, beans are. That is why bean farmers got an extra $1.65 per bushel before the fall elections. Rice got zippo besides the mysterious PLC. So, what happens to the rice price in 2019, if the bean price stays stuffed under $8 per bushel? A lot can happen before then but that is what we face in early September. I can forecast with certainty the following forces will peg the rice price in 2019: 1. The amount of rice exports from India. 2. The amount of rice imports by China. 3. The fate of the US dollar, wheat price and bean trade. 4. Adverse climate developments based on sunspot activity. 5. Dammed Regulatory Drought imposed by governments who now fear water, not just food insecurity. This item is a big biggie. The last may be item no one by 2019. Come hear my talk in Jan 2019 for an explanation.

Nitrogen Management & Agronomic Considerations In Furrow-Irrigated Rice
Presented by Dr. Jarrod T. Hardke
Rice Extension Agronomist, University of Arkansas
Interest in furrow-irrigated rice (row rice) continues to increase. This system requires different overall management practices, particularly with regard to nitrogen management. A wide range of nitrogen management schemes have been evaluated on silt loam and clay soils. The results of these studies will be discussed considering the agronomic, yield, and economic impacts of different strategies. In addition, other agronomic strategies including irrigation will be discussed to maximize this production system.

Current Nitrogen Management Research In Louisiana Rice
Presented by Dr. Dustin Harrell
Agronomist & Extension Rice Specialist, Mosaic Endowed Professor, LSU AgCenter
This presentation will cover current research related to nitrogen (N) management in rice production recently conducted in Louisiana. The N response of new hybrid and inbred rice lines, evaluations enhanced efficiency N fertilizers, and the potential of spectral imaging and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use in rice to manage mid-season N fertilization will be covered.

Difficulties Of Weed Control In 2018 In Arkansas
Presented by Dr. Justin Hensley
Arkansas Consultant: Rice
Weather, temperature and a lack of moisture during the growing season in Arkansas the past year made weed control difficult. Early rains set the plants up for a dire need of moisture when the drought set in, and weeds that took root early continued to grow despite treatment. Hensley will present the problems he faced in his talk.
Hensley holds a Ph.D. in weed science from Louisiana State University, a master's in pest management and a bachelorÕs in Extension education, all from the University of Arkansas.

Closing The Gap: How To Transition From Simply Growing Your Rice To Milling And Selling It In The Consumer Market
Presented by Chad Joyce
President, ZaccariaUSA
How do I get my rice directly into the hands of consumers? How do I make more money off of the same rice crop? How difficult is it to mill my own rice? What equipment do I need? Once I mill my rice, how do I sell it? If youÕve asked yourself any of these questions, donÕt miss this workshop where these and many more questions will be answered on how to mill, market, monetize, and sell your own identity preserved rice.

Sustainable Rice Production In The U.S. Presented by Dr. Steve Linscombe Executive Director, The Rice foundation
U.S. rice farmers have made huge improvements in the sustainability of rice production over the previous 35 years on many levels. Examples here include a 35% reduction in land use, a 53% reduction in water use and a 38% reduction in water use during this time span. This report will discuss these improvements and set the stage for sustainability into the future.

Controlling Rice Insects
Presented by Gus Lorenz
Distinguished Professor- Extension Entomologist, Associate Department Head- Entomology & Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas- Division of Agriculture
Use of insecticide seed treatments (ISTs) for control of rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus, and grape colaspis, Colaspis brunnea, has increased rapidly since their introduction in 2007. We will review work done to develop our knowledge base and recommendations for use in in the Midsouth. The objectives of our work has been to evaluate the efficacy of selected ISTs, determine effective and economical rates, evaluate new formulations, assess ISTs on different seeding rates, planting dates and cultivars, comparing and combining an IST and foliar applications. ISTs can enhance plant stands and vigor and provide control of rice water weevil and grape colaspis, resulting in increased yields for rice producers. We will also discuss action levels and control of rice stink bug.

Furrow Rice Production 303: An Advanced Level Of Furrow Irrigated Rice
Presented by Wendell Minson
Missouri Consultant: rice, wheat, popcorn, field corn and soybeans
After 19 years of helping growers raise furrow rice, this is an advanced look at how to fine tune yields. Minson will discuss variety selection, row width options, fertility programs, new insect problems and herbicide programs.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Minson was employed by a leading agricultural chemical company for 17 years before beginning his own company, Bootheel Crop Consultants. He resides in Dexter, Mo., and provides consulting services to producers in the Missouri Bootheel as well as operating a small farm himself.

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer In Rice Production
Presented by Cullen Minter
Strategic Account Manager, Koch Agronomic Services
Urease inhibitors have been used in delayed flood rice production to reduce nitrogen volatilization for over a decade. NBPT has proven to be an effective tool for increasing yields by controlling volatilization of pre-flood urea in rice. Use of a urease inhibitor is especially important in reduced tillage systems where a higher concentration of the urease enzyme is present during surface applications of urea. With reduced tillage furrow irrigated rice acres growing and gaining popularity, new challenges exist in nitrogen management for rice producers. Including a nitrification inhibitor in addition to urease inhibitors could be a valuable tool for famers who will need to reduce not only volatilization, but also denitrification and leaching losses of nitrogen. Nitrification inhibitors slow the nitrification process down, keeping nitrogen in the stable, ammonium form longer, therefore reducing leaching and denitrification losses. Keeping more of the nitrogen in the soil, can increase your rice yield potential and reduce the risk to the environment.

Advanced IWM Tools For Rice
Presented by C.G Henry and M. Morris
Extension Field Crops Entomologist, LSU AgCenter
Many tools are available to improve irrigation water management. New technology and, such as mobile apps, unmanned aerial vehicles, soil moisture sensors, surge valves, flow meters, and telematics are on-farm comparisons and field scale research are providing a host of new technology to improve water management on farm. Integrating tools such as the mobile app "Rice Irrigation" and UAV's can further improve the distribution of water in rice fields. Enterprise implementation of these IWM tools has been difficult for many, however, it can substantially reduce labor requirements and improve profitability.

This Is Not Your Grandfather's Rice Market
Presented by Dwight Roberts
President & CEO, US Rice Producers Association
For years the United States enjoyed a dominating position in the Western Hemisphere market. Like other markets around the world, times have changed and supply/demand issues right along with it. With 50 percent of U.S. rice production being sold in the foreign marketplace, exports have a strong influence on farm prices. What is going on in Mexico, the number one market for U.S. long grain rice? Why have Mexican buyers turned to other origins for a higher percentage of their imports? What is the short term future for the Central American market? Remember the movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly?

Maximizing Yields And Efficiency In South Louisiana Rice Production
Presented by Wes Simon
Louisiana Farmer: Rice, Soybeans, Crawfish, Cattle
Planting, growing, harvesting and storage of rice and soybeans in a crop year will be discussed by Wes Simon. Among his efforts to encourage high yields are precision leveling, no-till planting, and the use of guidance equipment. He also utilizes automated drying systems which contribute to farming efficiency.
He is in a partnership with his father, Glenn, and older brother, Lucas. Wes and Lucas are fifth generation farmers, raising crops and livestock on 8,125 acres, which includes 3,600 acres of rice, 3,000 acres of soybeans, 1,000 acres of crawfish, and 525 acres of cattle. Wes received his bachelorÕs degree in business management from University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 2006.

Recent Rice Insect Pest Management Issues
Presented by Dr. M.O. Way
Professor of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center
The 2018 field season was challenging for Texas rice farmers. Early cool and wet weather delayed planting and set back our crop. Then along came high populations of rice water weevil on tillering rice and localized infestations of chinch bug on seedling and later rice. Finally, rice stink bugs were damaging amid reports of failure of pyrethroids to control these grain-feeding pests. But, on the good side, we did not observe any rice delphacids in 2018. We will discuss these and other problems and solutions. We also will report on research results in 2018

Rice Weed Management In Louisiana And The Mid-South
Presented by Dr. Eric P. Webster
Professor/Weed Scientist, LSU AgCenter
Drill-and water-seeded weed management options in Louisiana and in the mid-south have changed the past few years. In 2017 and 2018, Gambit, Loyant, RiceOne, and Provisia were labeled for use in the mid-south. These new herbicide options have had a major impact on weed management decisions made by producers and consultants. Each of these herbicides had some successes, but there were also challenging to producers.