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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.
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.
Field Diary
Field Diary for Recording the Application of Restricted Use Pesticides
The 1990 farm bill or the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (FACT), Subtitle H, section 1491 requires that private applicators maintain records of the restricted-use pesticides (RUP) applied. This Field Diary will allow the producer to keep records of a complete history of each field. (PDF format only)
sweet potatoes
Postharvest Handling of Sweet Potatoes
This comprehensive publication covers the importance of harvesting techniques, as well as curing and storage conditions, that will promote quality and extend the storage life of sweet potatoes. It also includes information on packing line sanitation, product safety, certification standards and USDA grade standards for sweet potatoes. (Produced by North Carolina State University and the LSU AgCenter -- PDF Format Only)
Cotton Harvest Aid Guidelines for Louisiana
2015 Recommendations. One of the last, but most important, steps in producing a cotton crop is harvest preparation. Successful preparation includes scheduling for defoliation and harvest operations, removing foliage and facilitating boll opening. Use these recommendations for a successful cotton harvest. (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)
nematodes
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Sampling for Plant-parasitic Nematodes
Plant-parasitic nematodes attack every field crop grown in Louisiana, including cotton, soybeans, corn, milo, rice, sugarcane, sweet potatoes and wheat. Because most of the injury occurs to plant roots, recognizing nematode symptoms is often very difficult.. This publication includes information on nematodes, plant symptoms, field size and the soil sampling procedure. (PDF format only)
Beef Cattle Production Best Management Practices
Beef Cattle Production Best Management Practices
The best management practices that apply most directly to the beef industry are in this publication. A brief description, purpose and conditions to which the practice applies are given for each of the BMPs listed. (PDF Format Only)
cover
Estimating Brix Values To Improve Sugarcane Quality
This publication includes information on the process of brixing and how it can help improve sugarcane quality. It also includes information on the correct treatments for your fields with the highest brix. (PDF Format Only)
hickory shuckworm
Bug Biz: Hickory Shuckworm
The hickory shuckworm is distributed throughout most of the area where pecans are grown – from South Carolina to Texas and Oklahoma. In Louisiana, the hickory shuckworm is found throughout the state. (PDF format only)
pecan phylloxera
Bug Biz: Pecan Phylloxera
Pecan phylloxera is found throughout the native pecan-producing regions of the United States. Beginning in mid-April, galls or knots appear on the leaf veins, leaf rachises, catkins; current season’s shoot growth and nuts of affected pecan trees. These galls are caused by the feeding of small aphidlike insects known as the pecan phylloxera. (PDF fomat only)
Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis
Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis
Poultry litter and soil testing are the foundation of a sound nutrient-management program. Poultry litter testing and soil testing are important best management practices (BMPs), and they are essential components of a comprehensive nutrient-management plan (CNMP). This publication includes information on the correct procedures of sampling. (PDF Fomat Only)
dairy bmp
Dairy Production Best Management Practices
Dairying, by its nature, requires specific practices to conserve and protect soil and water resources. Best management practices (BMPs) are an effective and practical means of reducing point- and nonpoint-source water pollutants at levels compatible with environmental quality goals. (PDF Format Only)
dairy bmp
Dairy Production Best Management Practices
Dairying, by its nature, requires specific practices to conserve and protect soil and water resources. Best management practices (BMPs) are an effective and practical means of reducing point- and nonpoint-source water pollutants at levels compatible with environmental quality goals. (PDF Format Only)
horse industry
Louisiana's Horse Industry: An Economic Summary
The Louisiana horse industry generated approximately $2.5 billion in economic activity in 2007 through racing, horse shows and recreational activites. (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.
Livestock Risk Protection
Livestock Risk Protection Insurance for Feeder Cattle
Livestock Risk Protection insurance for feeder cattle has been extended to producers in Louisiana. This insurance product is available for purchase from private crop insurance agents. The benefit of this insurance product is that producers can protect their breakeven price level, and there is no minimum number of head that must be insured under a policy. Policies are available that will align with when cattle are marketed, size of cattle marketed and type of cattle marketed. (PDF Format Only)
The Educated Horseman: Disease Series
The Educated Horseman Series provides science based information covering a variety of horse related topics and techniques including Health, Management, Disease, Facilities, and Equipment. (PDF Format Only)
The Educated Horseman: Health Series
The Educated Horseman Series provides science based information covering a variety of horse related topics and techniques including Health, Management, Disease, Facilities, and Equipment.
usda market info
County Extension Agent Preferences for USDA Market Information
This brochure details the relative value Extension agents place on various USDA livestock and poultry reports that contain pricing and production data. (PDF format only)
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