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Louisiana Suggested Chemical Weed Management 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.
disease mgmt guide
Plant Disease Management 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.
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2016 Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices
2016 Recommendations. Each year the LSU AgCenter tests commercial soybean varieties that are entered in yield tests by private seed companies. This publication provides information about results of those tests at various locations across the state. For best results using this guide, refer to the tables for variety yield results and pick the location fitting your situation -- or if your farm does not fit any location, choose varieties that performed well at multiple locations.
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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The Alligatorweed Flea Beetle
This publication contains information about the distribution and impact of alligatorweed, and the life cycle and impact of the alligatorweed flea beetle, Agasicles hygrophila.
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The Assassin in the Garden
This publication contains information about the recognition, life history and ecology of the milkweed assassin bug, Zelus longipes.
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The Cactus Lady Beetle: A Voracious Predator of Scale Insects
This publication contains information about the distribution, life cycle, impact of the cactus lady beetle which is a common predator of scale insects in Louisiana.
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Bug Biz: The Biology and Ecology of the Salvinia Weevil
This publication contains information about the distribution, description, life cycle, damage and economic importance of the salvinia weevil.
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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)
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Air Potato Leaf Beetle
This publication contains information about the distribution and recognition of air potato, and the life cycle and impact of the air potato leaf-feeding beetle, Lilioceris cheni.
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Louisiana Plant Pathology: Choanephora Flower and Fruit Rot
Choanephora flower and fruit rot is a common fungal disease of many vegetable crops in Louisiana. Cultural practices are used to manage the disease.
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)
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)
soybean pest pocket guide
Soybean Weed, Insect and Disease Field Guide
For the Louisiana soybean and grain industry to remain viable, it is essential that producers and consultants be able to identify and manage existing as well as 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.
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Louisiana Plant Pathology: Armillaria Root Rot of Fruit Trees
Armillaria root rot is the leading cause of fruit tree mortality in the southeastern United States. Control is extremely difficult as no fungicides are available.
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)
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Urban Agriculture
Livestock and crops aren't just for the country anymore. Urban agriculture is growing plants, raising animals, and processing and distributing food in or around a town or city.
herbicide drift in rice
Identifying Herbicide Drift in Rice
Herbicide drift symptoms may appear as irregular patterns through a field, uniformly across the entire field or on just one side of a field. Symptoms may be as obvious as dead or dying plants or as subtle as shortened plant internode length. Use this publciation as a photographic guide to assist in identifying a potential herbicide drift event occuring in rice. (PDF format only)
Cotton Corn and Soybean Net Return Comparison Decision Aid
Cotton, Corn and Soybean Net Return Comparison Decision Aid
The Cotton, Corn and Soybean Net Return Comparison Decision Aid is a spreadsheet-based decision tool developed to assist row crop producers in Louisiana in making production decisions based on expected net return comparisons between production of cotton, corn and soybeans, using alternative expectations related to variable production costs, expected crop yields and expected crop market prices.
doublecropping cotton and wheat
Double-cropping Cotton and Wheat in Louisiana
Wheat acreage in Louisiana has increased significantly because of higher wheat prices. With the increase in wheat acreage, interest has risen considerably in double-cropping cotton after wheat is harvested. Recommendations for growing cotton in a double-cropped production system with wheat in 2007 are included. (PDF format only)
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