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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.
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.
soybeans
Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices
2015 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. (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)
spider mites
Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (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)
horse
Equine Water Quality Education Series
The Equine Water Quality Series informs horse owners and the technical specialists who work with them about the potential water-quality effects from horse farms and highlights several practical best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to reduce these effects. Bulletin topics include: horses and water quality, controlling stable runoff, rotational grazing for horses, pasture management, composting horse manure and soil stabilization options for horse owners.
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)
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)
sweet potato weed mgmt
Weed Management in Sweet Potatoes
Effective weed management is a critical aspect to successful sweet potato production since weeds compete for nutrients, water and sunlight and impair crop yield and quality. Perennial weed management, preplant burndown and in-season management included. (PDF format only)
scurf
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Scurf of Sweet Potato
Scurf is a common disease of sweet potatoes. Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. Use this fact sheet to help you identify and manage this disease. (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)
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)
crop burning
Louisiana Agricultural Burning and Smoke Management Program
Why do farmers burn in the first place? What are the benefits of burning crop residues? What will happen if farmers are not able to burn? What is a prescribed burn? What is smoke and ash management? Find these answers and more in this publication. (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)
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.
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)
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