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Sugarcane
Sugarcane continues to withstand tough year
(Video 07/22/15) Louisiana’s sugarcane crop has had to withstand rain, pests and a cold winter, but LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard says researchers are working to help farmers manage problems their crop may encounter. (Runtime: 01:34)
Cotton
Row crop yields expected to be lower
(Video 07/22/15) The weather was a big topic at a field day aimed at helping farmers grow better row crops. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard was there. (Runtime: 01:56)
Rice
Excessive rain could spell trouble for rice farmers
(Video 07/08/15) Louisiana’s crops are getting inundated with rain, and rice is no exception. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard said rain was a major topic at a recent rice field day. (Runtime: 01:50)
Poultry
Poultry producers hear how to improve operations
(Video 06/24/15) Poultry producers visited the LSU AgCenter Hill Farm Research Station to hear about research being conducted to help make their poultry operations more environmentally friendly. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:37)
Northeast
Farmers hear about pest control
(Video 06/24/15) LSU AgCenter researchers are helping farmers in north Louisiana combat pest problems in a particularly rainy year. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard attended a field day where the scientists talked with farmers about their research, and she has this story. (Runtime: 01:39)
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potato producers hard at work
(Video 06/10/15) Louisiana sweet potato producers are in the midst of planting this year’s crop. While a wet May slowed them down, it looks like the crop will be finished by the end of this month. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:47)
Tomatoes
Tomatoes bring community together
(Video 06/10/15) Tomatoes are very popular in most backyard gardens because they are a common ingredient in many dishes. Growers in St. James Parish have made tasting and learning about tomatoes an annual social event. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:32)
Wheat Issues
Excessive rain causes problems for wheat producers
(Video 05/27/15) Persistent rains have knocked down wheat and contributed to a disease problem that is leading some experts to label this season a disaster for Louisiana wheat producers. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:28)
Wheat Issues
Excessive rain causes problems for wheat producers
(Video 05/27/15) Persistent rains have knocked down wheat and contributed to a disease problem that is leading some experts to label this season a disaster for Louisiana wheat producers. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:28)
AgMagic
Children explore AgMagic on the River
(Video 05/27/15) School children in the Greater New Orleans area got to journey through AgMagic, an interactive exhibit on Louisiana agriculture. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited AgMagic on the River. (Runtime: 01:49)
Cotton
Smaller cotton crop affects rural economies
(Video 05/13/15) This year’s cotton crop may be the lowest on record in terms of acreage. Low prices for cotton and better prices for other commodities are to blame. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux explains how low cotton acres affect rural economies. (Runtime: 01:26)
Beef
Cattle producers take advantage of high beef prices
(Video 05/13/15) With beef prices near record highs, cattle producers are enjoying the good times. Producers still need to plan and manage their cattle to maximize their investments, and now might be the time to consider different strategies. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:28)
Soybean
Wet weather slows Louisiana soybean crop
(Video 04/29/15) This year’s wet weather across Louisiana is slowing down the planting of Louisiana’s soybean crop, which could affect yields when harvesting begins in late summer. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:43)
Poultry
Students participate in poultry science program
(Video 04/29/15) The LSU College of Agriculture’s poultry program promises students hands-on experiences. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited a poultry lab to see the work faculty and students are doing. (Runtime: 01:30)
Electrofishing
Students learn about electrofishing
(Video 04/15/15) Out of the classroom and on the lake, students in the LSU College of Agriculture are learning skills they will use in their careers. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard went out on the water with a class that was electrofishing. (Runtime: 01:44)
Rice Planting
Weather affects rice planting in Louisiana
(Video 04/15/15) Rice planting in southwest Louisiana is virtually through, while planting in northeast Louisiana has come to a standstill because of wet weather. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:36)
Corn Planting
Louisiana corn planting behind schedule
(Video 04/01/15) For corn farmers across Louisiana, it is a case of déjà vu. Again this year, persistent wet conditions have caused corn planting to run behind schedule, but that may not necessarily be a bad omen for farmers. Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:30)
Fishing Summit
Louisiana fishermen learn the latest commercial regulations
(Video 03/18/15) Louisiana ranks second nationally in commercial fish landings, and fishing industry representatives gathered in Houma to learn the latest regulations and how to keep their catch fresh for the consumer. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux was there and has this report. (Runtime: 01:28)
Strawberry
Unusual weather delays strawberry crop
(Video 03/18/15) Sweet and juicy strawberries are a springtime ritual in Louisiana. This year, wild swings in the weather have delayed the crop. But consumers shouldn’t be overly concerned because producers expect to be in full production soon. Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:22)
Residential College
Students learn about the world of aquaculture
(Video 03/04/15) LSU students who live and learn in the Agriculture Residence College participate in tours and field trips to give them a broad view of agriculture in Louisiana. Recently the group visited the LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Research Station, and LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard was there. (Runtime: 01:40)
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