The LSU AgCenter is conducting a statewide evaluation of sweet sorghum for use as a biofuel crop. Emphasis is being placed on identifying the best varieties, developing appropriate fertilize protocols, learning when best to plant and harvest, and determining the feasibility of growing two crops from one planting (ratooning). Field data will be used to conduct an economic analysis to determine cost of production.
Faculty and locations:
Sonny Viator - Iberia Research Station (Lead Scientist)
Jerry Whatley – County Agent Calcasieu Parish and Allen Hogan – County Agent Jeff Davis Parish - Lacassine, Jeff Davis, South Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, and Kinder, Allen Parish.
Dustin Harrell – Rice Research Station
Wink Alison – Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro
Buddy Pitman – Hill Farm Research Station, Homer
Kun-Jun Han – Southeast Research Station, Franklinton