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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.
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)
beef bulls health care
Health Care and Nutritional Management of Beef Bulls
Information on purchasing healthy bulls, breeding-soundness examinations, disease prevention and nutrition. (PDF format only)
insect guide
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
This 2014 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
converting fertilizer rates
Converting Fertilizer Rates from Tons to Teaspoons
The tables here are guides for determining the amounts of various fertilizers to use for different volumes of soil: single potted plants, single rows and small areas. The ratios given here are not intended as recommendations but as conversion guides for fertilizer recommendations. Consult your county agent.
insects
Managing Corn and Grain Sorghum Insect Pests
2011 recommended treatments and thresholds for corn and grain sorghum insects. Brief biological sketches of pests included. (PDF Format Only)
bahia grass
Bahiagrass Production and Management
Bahia grass is popular in the South because of several factors. Among those, it tolerates a wider range of soil conditions than Bermuda grass or Dallis grass. It is established by seed rather than sprigs. It resists encroachment of weeds. It can persist and produce moderate yields on soils of low fertility, and it withstands heavy grazing. Vareity descriptions, establishment, variety performance and more included. (PDF format only)
cucumber beetle
Managing Cucumber Beetles (Rootworms) in Louisiana Sweet Potato Production
Cucumber beetles (rootworms) are significant insect pests of sweet potatoes in Louisiana. Adults and larvae of these insects feed on sweet potatoes, but larvae are the most damaging. Descriptions of the banded cucumber beetle and the spotted cucumber beetle, as well as management strategies for these insects, are included in this publication. (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)
GAP
GAP, GMP, EUREPGAP, GLOBALGAP and Sweet Potato Producers
Food safety has always been a concern and is an important issue with respect to both domestic and international food supplies. This brochure introduces the concepts of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as they relate to food safety and sweet potato production. (PDF format only)
Improving Sweet Potato Production Efficiency Series
A publication series focusing on improving sweet potato production efficiency, including optimization of the root initiation process, soil moisture management and transplant quality as they relate to maximizing yield and crop quality.
sweet potato
Nitrogen Management in Louisiana Sweet Potatoes
Sustainable and profitable commercial sweet potato production requires proper management of nitrogen fertilizer. Inadequate or excessive amounts of nitrogen fertilizer can be detrimental to a sweet potato crop and can negatively affect yield potential. What Amount of Nitrogen Fertilizer Does My Sweet Potato Crop Need? When Should Nitrogen Be Applied? How Should a Sweet Potato Crop Look 30 Days After Transplanting? Find these answers and more in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
citrus canker
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Citrus Canker
Citrus canker is a bacterial disease thought to have originated in Southeast Asia. It is a serious disease of citrus because it causes defoliation, premature fruit drop, blemished fruit and tree decline – and severely infected trees ultimately may stop producing fruit. (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.
cotton
Cotton Varieties for Louisiana
2014 guidelines for cotton production practices associated with planting time and variety selection. (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.
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)
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)
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