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Sweet Sorghum Production
sweet sorghum

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)

Double-cropping Cotton and Wheat in Louisiana
doublecropping cotton and wheat

Wheat acreage in Louisiana has increased significantly because of higher wheat prices. With the increase in wheat acreage, interest has risen considerably in double-cropping cotton after wheat is harvested. Recommendations for growing cotton in a double-cropped production system with wheat in 2007 are included. (PDF format only)

Suggestions for Managing Weeds in Wheat
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)

Grain Sorghum Hybrids
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2013 recommendations. This information will help Louisiana producers choose grain sorghum hybrids that have displayed good yield potential and agronomic performance. The LSU AgCenter conducts yearly grain sorghum hybrid yield tests at several locations in Louisiana. This is done to provide producers with unbiased information on hybrid performance under different soil types and climatic conditions. (PDF format only)

Corn Hybrids for Grain
corn hybrids
2014 Recommendations. Corn seed manufacturers participated in the LSU AgCenter’s official variety trials and on-farm core block trials. The on-farm core block trials involved 19 varieties used in 32 trials throughout the corn-growing areas of Louisiana, with parish agents coordinating trial activities. The official corn variety trials were conducted according to LSU AgCenter best management practices. (PDF Format Only)