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Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
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. (PDF Format Only)
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.
soybeans
Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices
2015 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)
Crista
Results of TSWV-resistant Tomato Variety Demonstration Plots in 2009
Results of 11 TSWV-resistant tomato varieties planted at seven different locations across Louisiana in the summer of 2009.
Fertigation Uniformity from Sprinklers in a Nursery
Studies of water distribution uniformity and fertigation uniformity with sprinkler irrigation were conducted in a commercial container nursery. The first phase of the study consisted of determining water uniformity for two sprinkler heights. The second phase consisted of determining fertilizer application uniformity.
Hand Refractometer
Sugarcane Ripeners
The application of ripeners to the sugarcane crop can enhance sugar yields in Louisiana. The wise use of ripeners based on research-based recommendations will maximize sugar yield for the entire crop cycle.
LIBBi Board Members
The board members for Louisiana Institue for Biofuels and Bioproducts (LIBBi) comprise stakeholders and experts in the field with an arms-length relation to the project participants. The board members provide a global view on the overall impact of the different projects and help to provide regular guidance to the project director.
A Green Idea
Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing
The Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing (LIBBi) is a research, education and outreach initiative within the LSU AgCenter. Through innovative discovery and strategic industry partnership, the institute provides a science-based road map to support new biofuels and bioprocessing enterprises and to prioritize pathways for mainstream integration of biorefining industries.
Economic Impact of Pipelines on Rice Farming Operations
Economic Impact of Underground Pipelines on Rice Farming Operations
This report provides some examples of additional external costs incurred by rice farming operations related to the installation and existence of underground hazardous liquid and natural gas transmission pipelines in the southwest Louisiana rice-growing area.
Rice Drying on the Farm
Rice Drying
This publication provides general information on rice drying as an aid to the producer who desires to store and dry on his farm.
Rice County Agents by Parish
The agents are your local contact for all rice-related information produced by the LSU AgCenter.
Rice Faculty
A list of extension and research faculty to whom questions about rice may be addressed.
AgCenter Rice Faculty
A list of extension and research faculty to whom questions about rice may be addressed.
Figure 1 on-farm demo
On-farm verification programs provide answers
On-farm demonstration programs have been around in Louisiana since Seaman A. Knapp’s rice demonstration plots in southwest Louisiana more than 100 years ago.
Group photo of people in front of large camellia
Camellia Garden at the Hammond Research Station
A two-acre camellia garden at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station is now open again, thanks to the efforts of the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners.
Louisiana Rice Research Board 2014
From my end of the levee, there are several ways to determine value. One way that we use almost unconsciously is in the marketplace -- buying and selling of things.
Sugarcane Sprayer Calibration
Calibration of Sugarcane Sprayers
This publication lists procedures and specific examples of how to calibrate sugarcane sprayers. (PDF format only)
Sugarcane Sprayer Calibration
Calibration of Sugarcane Sprayers
This publication lists procedures and specific examples of how to calibrate sugarcane sprayers. (PDF format only)
Mannagrass spikelets
Mannagrass (Glyceria declinata)
Photographs of mannagrass (Glyeria declinata) and some of its parts.
Sugarcane Ripener Recommendations for a Glyphosate Program
Sugarcane Ripener Recommendations - Glyphosate
The use of ripeners in sugarcane prior to harvest is helpful for increasing sucrose content in early harvested sugarcane. The following recommendations provide information on the use of glyphosate products for ripening sugarcane in Louisiana.
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