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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.
Soybeans
2012 Soybean Variety Performance Trials
Applications are being accepted applications for the 2012 Soybean Variety Preformance Trial.
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Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices
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)
Louisiana watermelons
Results of Seedless Watermelon Variety Demonstration Plots, Summer of 2009
The results of demonstration plots of 16 seedless watermelon varieties planted at six locations across the state.
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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.
Angoumois grain moth
Prevention and Control of Insects Infesting Stored Rice
Article that provides instructions of how to prevent and treat insects infesting stored rice.
Hybrid Rice Production Costs and Returns
Hybrid Rice Production Costs and Returns: Comparisons with Conventional & Clearfield Varieties
This report presents estimates of expected production cost differences for hybrid rice production in Louisiana compared with production of conventional and Clearfield varieties. Estimates of breakeven rice yield increases required to cover increased production costs as well as impacts of milling yield on rough rice market price are also presented.
Sorghum Faculty and Contributors
This page contains the faculty and staff information on those working in sorghum.
Sorghum
Welcome
Welcome to the LSU AgCenter Sorghum Production Web site.
Ratoon stunting disease in sugarcane
Public and Private Sector Partnership Provides Control of Damaging Sugarcane Disease
During the last 15 years an alternative program has been developed through a partnership between the LSU AgCenter and a private company using tissue culture, or micropropagation, to produce healthy seedcane for farmers. The Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES) was involved in initial evaluations of "Kleentek*" seedcane.
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RSD Testing Helps Keep Sugarcane Healthy
Ratoon stunting disease (RSD) has been a long-time problem for the Louisiana sugarcane industry. Disease levels are down now due to more effective healthy seedcane programs and disease monitoring provided by the LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Disease Detection Lab. Learn more about RSD and disease testing in this article.
Louisiana Sugarcane Burning
Louisiana Sugarcane Burning
Why is the sugarcane industry important to Louisiana? Why do farmers burn sugarcane in the first place? What are the benefits of burning sugarcane? Find these answers and more. (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)
Sugarcane Production Handbook cover
Sugarcane Production Handbook
The success of a sugarcane farming operation depends on the ability to produce good stands of plant cane and maintain suitable stands for stubble crops. This publication provides information to help growers make management decisions about planting practices that should result in excellent plant cane stands. (PDF Format Only)
Sugarcane Fallow Weed Control Decision Aid
Sugarcane Fallow Weed Control Program - Producer Decision Aid
This producer decision aid is a spreadsheet-based farm planning tool for sugarcane growers use in estimating costs of fallow programs. Tillage/herbicide combinations in a sugarcane fallow program can be entered into the model and total variable cost per acre for the fallow program will be estimated based upon data entered.
Air-blast sprayer
Fungicide Application Recommendations for Pecan Disease Control
The key components of the effective use of fungicides for pecan disease control are timing, coverage and concentration. The updated 2012 fungicide list is included.
plant disease guide
Plant Disease Management Guide
This guide for 2014 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.
plant disease guide
Plant Disease Management Guide
This guide for 2014 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.
plant disease guide
Plant Disease Management Guide
This guide for 2014 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.
plant disease guide
Plant Disease Management Guide
This guide for 2014 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.
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