DRONES TAKE FLIGHT - Farmers Lucas Berzas, at left, and Neal Lejeune look at an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, at the Evangeline Parish Rice Tour held May 22. Randy Price, LSU AgCenter agricultural engineer, demonstrated a drone to show how it could be used to scout fields. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)
Rice farmers should be prepared to deal with their worst insect pest, the rice water weevil, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Mike Stout, speaking at the Evangeline Parish Rice Tour on May 22
High school students throughout Evangeline Parish were invited to an open house at South Louisiana Community College’s C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte Friday, May 23.