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weed guide
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 Sorghum Hybrids that Offer Some Protection from Sugarcane Aphid
Sorghum hybrids that offer some protection from sugarcane aphid and are expected to be available in 2016
Pecan Scab Disease
Pecan Scab Disease
Pecan scab disease is the most economically damaging disease of pecan production in the southeastern United States. The disease affects stem, leaf and nut growth, causing reduced yield. This publication includes information on the development, symptoms and control of the disease. (PDF format only)
botrytis fruit rot
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Botrytis Fruit Rot (Gray Mold) of Strawberries
Botrytis fruit rot (or gray mold) is a common and damaging disease of strawberries in Louisiana -- particularly during periods of cool to moderate temperatures, high humidity and prolonged periods of free water on the plants. This publication describes the disease and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
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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.
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Herbicide Programs for Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth and Common Waterhemp in Louisiana Corn, Cotton and Soybean
Palmer amaranth and common waterhemp are extremely troublesome weeds in corn, cotton and soybean. They have the potential to substantially reduce crop yield and harvesting efficiency. Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and common waterhemp were documented in Louisiana in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Currently, Palmer amaranth has spread to essentially all crop-producing parishes in Louisiana, while glyphosate-resistant common waterhemp has only been documented in two parishes.
Plant Growth Regulator Use on Cotton
Suggested Guidelines for Plant Growth Regulator Use on Louisiana Cotton
Methods and philosophies for the use of mepiquat in cotton vary widely. This publication explains the effect of mepiquat-containing products on cotton growth and development and suggests some guidelines for its use that will increase the likelihood of realizing the benefits and minimizing the risks. (PDF Format Only)
aerial spraying
Equipment Setup for Aerial Application of Liquid Pesticides
Aerial application of liquid pesticides is an important operation, especially over forests and large crop areas and when speed of treatment and field access are keys to a successful treatment. Information on spray equipment, flight planning and formulas included. (PDF Format Only)
sprayer calibration
Sprayer Calibration for Pecan Orchards
The application of pesticides is the most commonly used method for controlling arthropod pests and diseases on pecan trees. Because of the size of the pecan tree, pesticides are primarily applied with large spray machines known as air-assisted sprayers. (PDF Format Only)
Fire Ant Control
Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control
A Southern IPM Center publication. When choosing a broadcast bait to control imported fire ants, consumers and professional pesticide applicators face a confusing array of brand names and active ingredients with varying product performances. This guide addresses common concerns about broadcast baits to help consumers and professionals choose products that best fit their needs and situations. (PDF Format Only)
Argentine Ants
Bug Biz: Managing Argentine Ants in Louisiana
The Argentine ant, an exotic species brought to New Orleans from South America in the late 1800s, is found throughout the state after being transported in nursery stock and by cars, boats and RVs. Their huge colonies, with millions of workers and hundreds of queens, extend for miles. Identifying characteristics, areawide management and cultural controls incuded. (PDF Format Only)
Meat Goats
Meat Goat Selection, Carcass Evaluation and Fabrication
This manual has been developed as a guide for the meat goat industry in evaluating live meat goats, measuring important carcass traits and standardizing cutting procedures for goat carcasses.
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Rice Varieties and Management Tip
2016 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips for them. Decisions about rice varieties are some of the most critical you will make, and those decisions 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 and printed)
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How to estimate the maximum and recommended flight times of a UAS, UAV or Drone System
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are quickly becoming tools farmers use to do many tasks from obtaining overhead images of farm fields, to spotting cows. In Louisiana, these devices will be especially useful to check irrigation flows, spot leaks in terraces and perform surveying tasks. Still, these systems operate on battery power, and flight times are limited.
sanitation in packinghouses
Sanitation in the Sweet Potato Packinghouse
The proper curing, storage and handling of sweet potatoes are the first steps in the management of post-harvest diseases. The importance of packinghouse sanitation should not be overlooked, however. Use these recommendations to prevent sanitation problems in your packinghouse. (PDF Format Only)
sweet potato packing line
Reducing Damage to Sweet Potatoes on the Sweet Potato Packing Line
The market demand for uniform appearance of sweet potatoes often brings about the use of long and complicated packing lines to allow for grading and sizing of the roots. This unfortunately results in many opportunities for mechanical damage to the roots, including skinning, cuts, bruises and breaking of ends that detract from the appearance of the roots and increase the possibility of disease development. Use these recommendations to reduce damage on packing lines. (PDF format only)
Fire Ants
Bug Biz: Fire Ants
The red imported fire ant, a Louisiana resident since the early 1950s, can be a painful pest or a beneficial friend. Depending on your situation, you may want to manage these ants or simply let them go about their helpful way. Eradication vs. management of the fire ant is discussed in this fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
broiler chicken industry
Seasonal Price and Production Influences in the Broiler Chicken Industry
This publication discusses the data provided by branches of USDA and its limitations, as well as background information on some relationships within the data that is publicly available for the broiler chicken industry.
Figs for Commercial and Home Production in Louisiana
Figs for Commercial and Home Production in Louisiana
Figs are tasty and can be eaten fresh, made into preserves and jams, or used in baking. Figs are commonly grown in all areas of Louisiana. All fig varieties discussed in this publication produce a main crop. Learn cultural practices and fertilization, disease and insect control, how to handle and process your fruit, and how to prune the trees. 8 pages (PDF Format Only)
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