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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: 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)
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)
The Educated Horeman: 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: 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.
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.
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.
diseases of watermelon
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Foliar Diseases of Watermelon
Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in distinguishing among three common foliar diseases of watermelon. (PDF Format Only)
louisiana soils
Understanding Louisiana Soils
How much do you know about the soil beneath your feet? We depend on soils to support our homes, grow our food and fiber, and even clean our water. Yet many people know remarkably little about one of our most vital natural resources: our soil. This publication gives a general overview of soils, their importance and sources of data in Louisiana.
soil electrical conductivity
What Is Soil Electrical Conductivity?
Learn what soil conductivity is and why measurements of soil conductivity can be beneficial in precision agricultural systems. (PDF format only)
rice weed id
Schematic Diagram for Seedling Weed Identification in Rice
This guide includes helpful information on identifying weeds in Louisiana rice. The publication contains a schematic guide to help with proper identification of weeds based on specific characteristics of each plant. It also contains photos of each weed listed in the schematic as well as examples showing key characteristics.
Phytophthora Blight of Peppers
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Phytophthora Blight of Peppers
Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of phytophthora blight on peppers. (PDF Format Only)
weeds in wheat
Suggestions for Managing Weeds in Wheat
Weed management in wheat usually is relatively simple compared to other agronomic crops, but it still requires some planning. (PDF format only)
weeds in wheat
Suggestions for Managing Weeds in Wheat
Weed management in wheat usually is relatively simple compared to other agronomic crops, but it still requires some planning. (PDF format only)
boomless sprayer
Calibration of a Boomless Sprayer Mounted on an ATV
The use of boomless sprayers mounted on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is becoming a popular way to spray pesticides and herbicides in difficult-to-reach areas such as under trees and along fences. As with any other sprayer, a boomless one has also to be calibrated. To ensure a correct spray operation, follow the steps outlined in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
spreader setup for aerial application
Spreader Setup for Aerial Application
Spreaders are attached to agricultural aircraft and used to distribute seeds, fertilizers and dry chemical products. Aricultural aviation has proven to be a fast and efficient form of product application to our crops. Information on adjustments, spreader mounting, application altitude, swath width, application rate, GPS sensors, variable rate application and LSU AgCenter calibration clinics. (PDF Format Only)
roof gutters
Designing Roof Gutters for Barns
Roof gutters may be needed with barns to divert clean water away from livestock and fuel-storage areas and to prevent uncontrolled channeling of rainwater resulting in the formation of gullies adjacent to barns. (PDF Format Only)
crop yield monitors
Crop Yield Monitors
Crop yield monitors are electronic devices designed to measure crop yield in the field while harvesting. Information on sensors, potential benefits and common issues included. (PDF format only)
Ag Summary
Louisiana Summary: Agriculture and Natural Resources
This book gives an accounting of the value of agriculture in Louisiana. It focuses on the animal, forestry, fisheries, plant and wildlife commodities that comprise our vital agricultural industry. This industry continues to contribute significantly to the state’s economy and has the potential for increased contributions through value-added processing.
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