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Disaster Preparedness For Horse Producers
head shot of sorrel horse with bridle

Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides horse producers with information needed to prepare for all types of disasters.

Cotton Variety Trials & Production Guidelines
Each year the LSU AgCenter tests commercial cotton hybrids entered in the state yield tests by private seed companies. From these, a grower should choose several that are adapted to an individual farm. Information in the tables should help you make these important decisions.

2012 Soybean Variety Performance Trials
Soybeans

Applications are being accepted applications for the 2012 Soybean Variety Preformance Trial.

Results of TSWV-resistant Tomato Variety Demonstration Plots in 2009
Crista

Results of 11 TSWV-resistant tomato varieties planted at seven different locations across Louisiana in the summer of 2009.

Disaster Preparedness for Goat and Sheep Producers
ewes on pasture
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides information needed for small-ruminant owners to prepare for all types of disasters.
Disaster Preparedness For Dairy Producers
holstein cows grazing on pasture
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides dairy producers with information needed to get ready for all types of disasters.
Crawfish Production Manual
crawfish manual
Commercial sales of crawfish in Louisiana date back to the late 1800s, and today's crawfish industry includes millions of pounds harvested from farms and natural habitats in the state. This publication covers a wide range of topics on crawfish production, including crawfish biology, pond design, forage management, stocking, water quality, harvesting, marketing and much more.
Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices
soybeans
2014 Recommendations. Each year the LSU AgCenter tests commercial soybean varieties that are entered in yield tests by private seed companies. This publication provides information about results of those tests at various locations across the state. For best results using this guide, refer to the tables for variety yield results and pick the location fitting your situation -- or if your farm does not fit any location, choose varieties that performed well at multiple locations. (PDF Format Only)
Silicon may improve plant performance
AgCenter soil scientist Brenda Tubaña
Silicon may improve plant performance
Mission and Foundation Seed Program
Bin of sweet potatoes
Station mission and foundation seed program information
Rotating soybeans with sugarcane can add to bottom line
AgCenter weed scientist Al Orgeron checks on soybeans
Growing soybeans in rotation with sugarcane is not new to south Louisiana,but doing so at a profit is creating increased interest with some growers, said AgCenter weed scientist Al Orgeron.
Scientists look to molecular markers to speed wheat breeding
AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price
Many wheat varieties developed by seed companies aren’t suited for Louisiana because the warm, humid Gulf South conditions encourage disease development.
Researchers look for biological controls for aflatoxin
Zhi-Yuan Chen, AgCenter plant biologist
Of all the issues farmers must contend with, aflatoxin-contaminated grain can be one of the most costly at harvest. Several strains of Aspergillus fungi produce aflatoxins, which arecomplex, harmful pathogens that attack several crops, including field corn.
Grain sorghum research will help improve harvest
Grain sorghum is harvested at the AgCenter Rice Research Station
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying grain sorghum to help improve harvest potential and save farmers money. One set of projects from 2013 focused on validation of recommended planting dates.