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Louisiana Suggested Chemical Weed Management Guide
weed guide

This 2015 guide includes helpful information on herbicides and weed control with detailed suggestions for aquatics, commercial nursery stock, field crops, forestry, fruit crops, home gardens, lawns and many other Louisiana crops. It includes information on different types of herbicide registrations, as well as information on herbicide labels and restricted uses. Also included are sprayer calibration techniques, suggestions for reducing herbicide drift and a guide to proper spray tip selection.

Plant Disease Management Guide
disease mgmt guide

This guide for 2015 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.

Horticulture Hints Newsletter
hort hints header

A quarterly newsletter from the Horticulture Division of the LSU AgCenter's School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. (PDF Format Only)

Family and Home Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.

Crops and Livestock Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.
Food and Health Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
insect guide
This 2015 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
Louisiana 4-H volunteer wins national award
Carolyn and Karen
(Distributed 05/28/15) WINNFIELD, La. – Carolyn Whisonant Lang, of Winn Parish, has been named the 2015 4-H Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer for the South.
Sweet potato planting delayed by rain
newly harvested sweet potatoes
(Distributed 05/28/15) CHASE, La. – This time of year should be the “heart” of sweet potato planting season in Louisiana. But instead, the production schedule is being delayed by unrelenting rain.
Crop production field day set for June 17 in St. Joseph
(Distributed 05/27/15) ST. JOSEPH, La. – The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph will host a crop production and pest management field day on June 17.
Potential for Butanol Recovery from Fermentation Broths
April Lovelady
The sugars found in molasses are ideal feedstocks for fermentation to a wide variety of products. The bacterium known as Clostridium beijerinckii optinoii can produce butanol and isopropanol from these sugars.
Producing Energy Pellets from Dried Animal Waste and Biomass
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Forestry and poultry, the top two income-producing agricultural commodities in Louisiana generate significant quantities of waste that can be used for producing energy pellets or other value-added products such as soil amendments.
Insect Pests and Diseases in Bioenergy Crops
Blake Wilson
LSU AgCenter and Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are working together to build a pest management program that will mitigate insect pest and disease damage to bioenergy crops in interaction with conventional crops along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Dilute Ammonia Pretreated Sorghum and Energycane Bagasse Enzyme Hydrolysate Liquor for Syrup Production
Patrisha J. Pham-Bugayong and Giovanna M. Aita
Lignocellulosic biomass – which includes agricultural residues such as corn stover and sugarcane bagasse, herbaceous crops such as switchgrass, and both hard and soft woods – is an important source of fermentable sugars and other valuable components.