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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 Seedless Watermelon Variety Demonstration Plots, Summer of 2009
Louisiana watermelons

The results of demonstration plots of 16 seedless watermelon varieties planted at six locations across the state.

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 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.
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 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.
Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
commercial vegetable production
This publication contains recommendations for commercial production of vegetables ranging from artichokes, asparagus and beets to strawberries, tomatoes and watermelons. Among its guidelines for more than 30 different vegetables are recommended seeding rates, planting dates and varieties. It also includes information about days from planting to harvest, the approximate time from pollination to market and optimum soil temperatures for the various vegetables covered in this guidebook.
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)
2014 Talkin' Horses Newsletters
Please click here for the PDF version of the April 2014 issue of the Talkin' Horses newsletter.
This newsletter features topics on the purchase, care and training of horses, and includes news and upcoming events.
Rice Grower and Landlord Net Returns Under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Program of the 2014 Farm Bill
Rice Net Returns Under PLC Program Decision Aid
This spreadsheet-based decision aid allows for the estimation of rice grower and landlord net returns above specified production costs, for alternative rice rental arrangements, under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Program option of the 2014 Farm Bill. The Price Loss Coverage Program is a price-based agricultural income support option which rice growers can choose to enroll rice base acres on their farm.
Animal Industry News Update - March 2014
E-Newsletter from the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Extension Specialists March 2014. Topics covered include: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea; Should you blanket your horse?; Frequently asked questions about Expected Progeny Differences (EPD's); Wholesale Meat Prices Adjust to Consumer Demand and Tighter Supplies; The U.S. Poultry Industry Significantly Impacts the U.S. Economy.
Wheat crop survives winter freezes
wheat
(Video 03/19/14) The cold winter hasn’t done much damage to the state’s wheat crop. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that the crop is in good shape heading into spring. (Runtime: 1:20 seconds)