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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.
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)
sugarcane variety id
Louisiana Sugarcane Variety Identification Guide
Sugarcane varieties are the lifeblood of the Louisiana sugarcane industry. Variety diversification is essential in the survival of the sugarcane industry in Louisiana. This publication is designed to help growers learn to identify sugarcane varieties. Color photos included. (PDF format only)
survey
A Survey of the Issues Facing Animal Agriculture in Louisiana
Many issues can affect the management, profitability and sustainability of beef, dairy and poultry operations. This is a survey of the economic, environmental, public policy and production issues facing animal agriculture in Louisiana. (PDF format only)
Cotton Harvest Aid Guidelines for Louisiana
2014 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)
farm record book
Louisiana Farm Record Book
The Louisiana Farm Record Book provides a farmer with an organized system for keeping vital records. Its 72 pages (plus cover) provide space for recording farm income and expenses, as well as data on loans, open accounts, land use and crops planted. It also provides a means of producing an income statement, evaluating cash flow, analyzing farm enterprises and more. Cost: $10 plus tax and shipping. Order a printed copy through our online store by using the Order Publication button.
Protecting Louisiana's Waters
Protecting Louisiana's Waters Using Best Management Practices
Best management practices (BMPs) are used by agricultural producers to control the generation and delivery of pollutants from agricultural activities to water resources of the state, thereby reducing the amount of agricultural pollutants entering surface and ground waters. This publication includes information on five main areas: nutrient management, pesticide management, soil and water management, pasture management and general farm BMPs. (PDF Format Only)
shealth blight
Shealth Blight of Rice
Sheath blight has been the most economically significant disease of rice in Louisiana since the early 1970s. The disease is caused by a fungal pathogen of both rice and soybeans. This fact sheet describes the symptoms of the disease and gives suggested management procedures. (PDF Format Only)
rice blast disease
Blast of Rice
Blast is the most important disease of rice worldwide and the second most important in Louisiana. Yield losses as high as 75 to 90 percent have been observed in Louisiana due to this disease. Use this fact sheet to help you identify and manage rice blast. (PDF Format Only)
depreciating broiler chicken houses
Potential Tax Strategies for Depreciating Broiler Chicken Houses
The brochure details the impacts of using alternative tax depreciation schedules to improve the cash flow for contract broiler producers. (PDF format only)
Bug Biz
Bug Biz: Blackberry (Raspberry) Crown Borer
Blackberries are a favorite springtime fruit in Louisiana. The blackberry (raspberry) crown borer is a serious pest of blackberry plantings and causes loss of plant vigor, loss of yield and plant destruction. Damage, life cycle, monitoring and control recommendations included. (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)
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)
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)
Pest Ant Pub Cover
The Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification, Biology and Control
Ants range from mildly irritating to highly annoying. Knowing the species, its biology and potential control methods can help you manage them. This is a useful reference for pest management professionals, extension personnel and homeowners. A key to ants, color photographs, diagrams and a glossary are included. Spiral-bound copies are available for $12.50 each. To purchase using a major credit card, click on "order publication."
agritourism bmp
Agritourism Best Management Practices and Plan of Operation
This publication contains the definition for the plan of operation and suggests best management practices for agritourism professionals to use to minimize their risks in order to comply with La R.S. 9:2795.5, the limited liability agritourism law passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2008. (PDF format only)
Sweet Potato Insect Pests
Bug Biz: Lepidopteron Insect Pests in Sweet Potato Production
This publication deals with some of the insects that attack sweet potatoes in Louisiana. It covers such pests as beet armyworms, soybean loopers and cabbage loopers and includes background information, descriptions of the pests and details on the damage they can cause. PDF format only.
Commercial Blueberry Production
Commercial Blueberry Production
Commercial blueberry production in Louisiana had its beginning more than 40 years ago with the introduction of improved varieties of rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei). Commercial blueberry potential in Louisiana can be measured in terms of how well you select a site, choose cultivars and plan for cultural practices.This publication includes information on soils, site preparation, fertilization and pruning. (PDF Format Only)
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