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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.
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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Basic Ranching Investment Costs
This brochure describes and lists the expected investment costs incurred to begin a cattle operation.
COOL
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL): A Guide for Louisiana Cattle Producers
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) mandates that the majority of livestock commodities be identified by country of origin. This document provides producers with the information they need to be in compliance. (PDF Format Only)
cattle
Louisiana Seasonal Cattle Price Patterns
Production agriculture is affected by seasonal production and demand cycles that are influenced by weather conditions as well as biological processes. These supply-and-demand conditions lead to seasonal price patterns. Awareness of seasonal price patterns can improve production and marketing decisions made by producers. (PDF Format Only)
The Educated Horseman: Nutrition 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.
The Educated Horseman: Management 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.
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)
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)
South American Rice Leaf Miner
The South American Rice Leaf Miner
The South American rice leaf miner, Hydrellia wirthi Korytkowski, is an insect pest of rice in the United States. It affected several rice fields in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas in 2004. Topics include description and life cycle, injury, scouting and managment. Color photos also included. (PDF Format Only)
South American Rice Leaf Miner
The South American Rice Leaf Miner
The South American rice leaf miner, Hydrellia wirthi Korytkowski, is an insect pest of rice in the United States. It affected several rice fields in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas in 2004. Topics include description and life cycle, injury, scouting and managment. Color photos also included. (PDF Format Only)
forage quality basics
Forage Quality Basics and Beef Cattle Requirements
Basics of forage quality analysis and how such an analysis relates to the nutritional needs of a beef cow and/or replacement heifer. (PDF format only)
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Cool-season Pasture and Forage Varieties
2015-2016 Recommendations. One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. To help farmers make logical choices among crops and varieties, the LSU AgCenter conducts variety trials and makes recommendations each year. Suggested varieties, seeding rates, planting depths and seeding dates are included. (PDF Format Only)
forage testing
Forage Testing: Why, What and How
Increased profit is the primary reason why producers need to know the quality of the forages they feed livestock. It’s important to know the nutrient composition and potential animal performance that can be expected from a given forage. Methods of testing feeds, definitions of common forage analysis terms, application of forage testing results, forage sampling and sample submission information included. (PDF Format Only)
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Layby Weed Control
Sugarcane herbicide options for managing weeds at layby.
Sugarcane Sprayer Calibration
Calibration of Sugarcane Sprayers
This publication lists procedures and specific examples of how to calibrate sugarcane sprayers. (PDF format only)
sugarcane crop rotation
Sugarcane Yearly Crop Rotation Poster
A sugarcane planting can produce up to four crops. This 11-inch-by-17-inch poster shows the sugarcane planting cycle for years one through four. (PDF format only)
A Conjoint Analysis of Site Selection for the U.S. Broiler Industry: Implications for Louisiana (August 2004)
A Conjoint Analysis of Site Selection for the U.S. Broiler Industry: Implications for Louisiana (August 2004)
The purpose of this study is to analyze broiler industry executives’ decisions on where to locate a broiler complex in the United States. The specific objectives are to identify factors affecting site locations of broiler complexes in the United States and to measure the effects and relative importance of these factors on the broiler complex location decision. (PDF format only)
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