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plant disease guide
Plant Disease Management Guide
This guide for 2014 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.
weed guide
Louisiana Suggested Chemical Weed Management Guide
This 2014 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.
wheat and oat field guide
Wheat and Oat Weed, Insect and Disease Field Guide
For the Louisiana wheat and oat industry to remain viable, it is essential that producers and consultants be able to identify and manage existing and emerging weed, insect and disease issues. To meet this need, the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board provided support through checkoff funds to develop this pocket field guide.
rice varieties pub
Rice Varieties and Management Tip
2015 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips for them. Decisions about rice varieties are some of the most critical you will make, and those deicisions have to be made early each year. The information in this publication will help you decide which rice varieties are best suited to your particular growing conditions. (PDF Format Only)
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Grain Sorghum Hybrids
2013 recommendations. This information will help Louisiana producers choose grain sorghum hybrids that have displayed good yield potential and agronomic performance. The LSU AgCenter conducts yearly grain sorghum hybrid yield tests at several locations in Louisiana. This is done to provide producers with unbiased information on hybrid performance under different soil types and climatic conditions. (PDF format only)
Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza
What is avian influenza (bird flu)? What are the hosts for avian influenza? How is avian influenza transmitted from bird to bird? What are the signs of avian influenza in birds? Find these answers and more in this one-page fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza
What is avian influenza (bird flu)? What are the hosts for avian influenza? How is avian influenza transmitted from bird to bird? What are the signs of avian influenza in birds? Find these answers and more in this one-page fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
corn hybrids
Corn Hybrids for Grain
2014 Recommendations. Corn seed manufacturers participated in the LSU AgCenter’s official variety trials and on-farm core block trials. The on-farm core block trials involved 19 varieties used in 32 trials throughout the corn-growing areas of Louisiana, with parish agents coordinating trial activities. The official corn variety trials were conducted according to LSU AgCenter best management practices. (PDF Format Only)
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Louisiana Plant Pathology: Rice Diseases
The rice disease identification and management series provides descriptions, epidemiology and control options for each rice disease present in Louisiana. (PDF Format Only)
Perennial Grasses Infesting Louisiana's Rice
Perennial Grasses Infesting Louisiana's Rice
This publication includes keys to identification of water paspalum, brook paspalum, knotgrass and perennial barnyardgrass. (PDF Format Only)
sugarcane beetle
Sugarcane Beetle
The sugarcane beetle has been reported in all Southern states. It is primarily a pest of corn, but damage reports also include sugarcane, sweet potatoes and rice. It also damages strawberries and cotton and has been reported to feed on grasses, rushes and sedges. This fact sheet includes information on the description, behavior and control of the sugarcane beetle. (PDF format only)
reniform nematode
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Reniform Nematode
During the past two decades, the reniform nematode has emerged as one of the most important nematode species of plant crops in Louisiana. It attacks a wide range of plant types and is particularly damaging to crops such as cotton, sweet potato, soybeans and many vegetables. Symptoms, management strategies and color images included. (PDF Format Only)
sweet potato bmp
Environmental Best Management Practices for Sweet Potato Cultivation
Sweet potatoes are an important commodity in Louisiana. These best management practices, also known as BMPs, provide sweet potato growers guidelines on what practices they can implement to reduce the effect agricultural practices may have on the environment. (PDF Format Only)
prescribed burning
Economic Value of Prescribed Burning to the Louisiana Sugarcane Industry
In Louisiana, prescribed burning is widely used in sugarcane production to reduce the amount of excess plant material associated with the harvest, transportation and processing of sugarcane into raw sugar and molasses. The annual economic value of prescribed burning to the Louisiana sugarcane industry is estimated to be approximately $120 million per year. (PDF Format Only)
soybean insects
Soybean Insect Identification Guide
This guide can be used to aid in the identification of soybean insects in Louisiana. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Farm Inventory Record
Louisiana Farm Inventory Book
The inventory of farm assets is an important part of the farm record system. The inventory lists all of the assets of the business and their current value for management purposes.The Louisiana Farm Inventory Book was designed and intended to be used as an important farm management tool. PDF Format Only.
nematodes in sweet potatoes
Nematode Management in Louisiana Sweet Potato Production
Plant-parasitic nematodes can damage plants in many ways and are considered to be a serious threat to sweet potato production in Louisiana. This publication describes problematic nematode species and management strategies available for these pests. (PDF format only)
crawfish bmp
Crawfish Environmental Best Management Practices
This BMP manual is a guide for the selection, implementation and management of practices that will help growers conserve soil and protect water and air resources. (PDF format only)
cotton nematode
Nematode Management in Louisiana Cotton Production
Several plant-parasitic nematodes are responsible for causing serious losses in Louisiana cotton every year. The nematode losses within any field can range from fairly minor to severe. (PDF Format Only)
basil
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Sweet Basil Downy Mildew
Downy mildew of sweet basil is a destructive disease that was first detected in the United States in 2007. Since that first discovery in south Florida, it has rapidly spread to other parts of the United States and was detected in a Louisiana home garden in spring 2010. (PDF Format Only)
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