RAYVILLE, La. — The LSU AgCenter’s annual Northeast Louisiana Rice and Soybean Field Day is set for July 22 at Woodsland Plantation in Richland Parish.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with a rice tour. Topics to be discussed on that tour include rice varieties and fertility, insects, weed control and rice diseases, as well as an overview of this year’s rice crop from LSU AgCenter rice specialist Johnny Saichuk.

The soybean tour will include a demonstration of Group 4 soybean varieties, a discussion of soybean diseases, and an overview on this year’s soybean crop from LSU AgCenter expert David Lanclos.

Representatives from various companies also will be on hand to talk about their rice and soybean varieties.

The field day ends at noon with a sponsored lunch.

Woodsland Plantation is located off Louisiana Highway 15 West in Richland Parish. For more information on reaching the plantation or other details about the field day, contact LSU AgCenter agent Keith Collins at 318-728-3216 or e-mail: kcollins@agcenter.lsu.edu.

The event is free and open to everyone interested in learning more about the research and Extension programs conducted by the LSU AgCenter.