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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.
sweet sorghum
Sweet Sorghum Production
The U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 renewed interest in use of agricultural crops as a feedstock for biofuel. Among them, sweet sorghum has received attention as a potential biofuel crop because the sap from the plant is relatively high in fermentable sugars. Sweet sorghum is related to grain sorghum but has been developed for greater production of sugar and biomass. (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)
citrus greening
Get the Facts about Citrus Greening (or Huanglongbing)
Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus diseases, and a pest responsible for spreading it has now been found in Louisiana. Information on what to look for and where to look, what plants are preferred by the disease and where to report suspected disease symptoms or insect sightings is included. (PDF format only)
sugarcane handbook
Sugarcane Production Handbook
This publication provides information to help growers make management decisions. (PDF format only)
red clover
Cool-season Pasture and Forage Varieties
2014-2015 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)
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)
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)
Sugarcane Sprayer Calibration
Calibration of Sugarcane Sprayers
This publication lists procedures and specific examples of how to calibrate sugarcane sprayers. (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)
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)
Questions Regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Horses
Questions About Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Horses
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE) virus infections occur in horses and other equids. Where does EEE come from? What's the best way to protect a horse? Find these answers and more. (PDF Format Only)
Questions Regarding Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Horses
Questions About Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Horses
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE) virus infections occur in horses and other equids. Where does EEE come from? What's the best way to protect a horse? Find these answers and more. (PDF Format Only)
insect sweet potatoes
Insect Pest Management in Louisiana Sweet Potatoes
Proper insect management requires the use of several management strategies aimed at protecting the crop and ultimately ensuring economic sustainability. Knowledge and identification of key insects are critical first steps in sweet potato pest management. This publication includes information on biology and management of problematic insects. (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)
rice production hand book
Rice Production Handbook
Rice is one of the world’s most important cereal crops. Rice and wheat together make up the majority of the world’s source of calories. They feed the world. Information on general agronomic guidelines, varieties, soils, plant nutrition, fertilization, rice drying, economics and weed, disease and pest management. (Individual chapter pdfs are located at the bottom of the page.)
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.
pecan spittlebugs
Pecan Spittlebug
Pecan spittlebugs are found throughout the pecan-producing regions of Louisiana and can be a serious pest. The severity of infestations varies from year to year and from orchard to orchard. Life cycle, type of injury and control information are included. (PDF Format Only)
nematodes in sweet potatoes
Nematode Management in Louisiana Sweet Potato Production
Plant-parasitic nematodes can damage plants in many ways and are considered to be a serious threat to sweet potato production in Louisiana. This publication describes problematic nematode species and management strategies available for these pests. (PDF format only)
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