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irrigation pubs
Irrigation Pumping Plant Efficiency Testing Series
Irrigating smart conserves water, saves money and reduces energy. A series developed by the LSU AgCenter, Texas A&M, University of Arkansas and New Mexico State University. (PDF format only)
sugarcane bmp
Sugarcane Best Management Practices
Sugarcane is the highest-valued row crop grown in Louisiana. For sugarcane production to continue to thrive in Louisiana, responsible management of soil and water resources should be a priority. This guide lists the Best Management Practices (BMPs) to use in Louisiana sugarcane production. (PDF Format Only)
Prevent Defects in Green Wood
Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood
This publication provides information on some of problems and basic principles involved in seasoning lumber, wood disks and other small pieces of wood. It is intended to help individuals who would like to season small quantities of wood inexpensively and without sacrificing quality. Small mill owners may also find this information useful in the manufacture of dried wood products.
SPCC
SPCC: Fuel and Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Program for Farmers
This fact sheet will assist you, as a farmer, in understanding your obligations under the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures program, otherwise known as the SPCC program. (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)
hunter food plots
Concepts of Soil Fertility for Hunter Food Plots
Importance of Soil Fertility, Method for Proper Soil Sampling, Interpreting Soil Tests, Adjusting pH, Available Forms of Lime, Available Forms of Sulphur, Applying Fertilizer and Examples of Applications included. (PDF Format Only)
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Crops for Wildlife Plantings
The purpose of this publication is to document what is deemed as accepted and approved planting, management and harvest procedures for a variety of species planted in Louisiana for wildlife management purposes by LSU AgCenter personnel. In all cases, the greatest possible window of opportunity has been provided as to planting dates, planting practices and other management activities as they relate to overall management. (PDF Format Only)
hunting doves
Managing Agricultural Areas for Migratory Bird Hunting
Hunting doves in agricultural areas is considered by many to be one of the most enjoyable forms of hunting, but hunters must be familiar with the regulations, especially those about baiting. These regulations, along with other important information for managing agricultural areas for bird hunting, are included in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Native Tree Growing guide
Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana
This guide will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about tree planting in the area. It suggests native and well-adapted trees for our region and describes how to grow them successfully. The tree illustration fold-out can also be used as a poster (22" x 34").
gluing wood
Glues and Gluing Wood
At most every stage of woodwork construction, there is a need for quality gluing. Gluing allows you to use many pieces and parts of boards that would otherwise be scrap. All in all, proper gluing is a must. (PDF format only)
bending wood
Stabilizing and Bending of Wood for the Hobbyist
Lumber scraps and cross-sections of angle cuts sawed from small logs or large limbs can be made into attractive items, but only if the wood is first treated with polymers and then properly seasoned, or if the wood is initially seasoned following special techniques. This publication describes some techniques of stabilizing and bending wood for hobbyists. (PDF format only)
Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood
Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood (Spanish Version)
This publication provides information on some of problems and basic principles involved in seasoning lumber, wood disks and other small pieces of wood. It is intended to help individuals who would like to season small quantities of wood inexpensively and without sacrificing quality. (PDF Format Only)
market wood
Why and How to Market Wood Products
This publication is designed to educate small to medium-sized primary and secondary forest products industry personnel about why and how to market wood products. Hobbyists and producers of wooden arts and crafts also will benefit by learning the necessary marketing skills to increase revenue and make their part-time business or hobby less expensive. (PDF format only)
Glues and Gluing Wood
Glues and Gluing Wood
Gluing can be a simple operation, but many complex factors affect the gluing process and, when not properly done, can make the gluing operation a nightmare. This publication explains how, with proper planning, care and correct choices, the gluing operation can be done with great success. (PDF Format Only)
boat trailer
Boat Trailer Maintenance
A trailer that breaks down on the road can ruin a good fishing trip. It is even worse if an accident results from the breakdown. To help prevent breakdowns, it is important to service your trailer regularly. Here are typical items to consider in establishing a maintenance program. (PDF Format Only)
model beekeeping
Model Beekeeping Ordinance for Louisiana Local and Municipal Governments
This publication is intended to help local and municipal governments address potential concerns or problems between the public and beekeepers. (PDF Format Only)
Formosan Subterranean Temite Damage and Detection
Formosan Subterranean Termite Damage and Detection
Most people are aware of the damage fire and severe weather can do to their homes, but many overlook the threat of termites. Photos of termite damage and signs of termite infestation are included in this publication, which covers Formosan subterranean termites and other subterranean termites.
carpenter bees
Bug Biz: Carpenter Bees
The living drill, as the carpenter bee has been appropriately named by many homeowners, has the ability to bore into and structurally damage timbers and other painted or unpainted wooden materials. These holes are actually the nesting sites the bees use to raise their young. (PDF format only)
Protecting Louisiana's Waters
Protecting Louisiana's Waters Using Best Management Practices
Best management practices (BMPs) are used by agricultural producers to control the generation and delivery of pollutants from agricultural activities to water resources of the state, thereby reducing the amount of agricultural pollutants entering surface and ground waters. This publication includes information on five main areas: nutrient management, pesticide management, soil and water management, pasture management and general farm BMPs. (PDF Format Only)
bears
Hunting and Fishing Around Bears in Louisiana
Caution is the rule when dealing with black bears. Black bears, unlike brown, grizzly or polar bears, seldom attack people. Over the decades and with countless opportunities, only a few records exist of black bears attacking humans. (PDF format only)
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