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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.
soybeans
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.
commercial vegetable production
Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
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.
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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.
inflorescences of water paspalum
Water Paspalum (Paspalum hydrophilum)
Photographs of water paspalum (Paspalum hydrophilum) and its distinguishing features.
Rice Net Returns Under PLC Program Decision Aid
Rice Grower and Landlord Net Returns Under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Program of the 2014 Farm Bill
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.
Scab lesions on nuts
Pecan Disease Synopsis
This document describes the diseases that occur most frequently on pecan trees in Louisiana.
insect guide
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
This 2014 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
insect guide
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
This 2014 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
insect guide
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
This 2014 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
insect guide
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
This 2014 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
Brown Rust in Sugarcane
Sugarcane Pathogen or Pest Response Plan
Sugarcane is an important crop in south Louisiana. Insect pests and diseases represent serious constraints to the production and profitability of the Louisiana sugarcane industry. This document provides a response plan to an introduced pest or disease within the Louisiana sugar industry.
corn planting
Cold, wet weather delays corn planting
(Video 03/19/14) The cold, wet winter is hampering spring planting. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that corn planting is behind schedule and fewer acres than expected may be planted if the state doesn’t soon see warmer, drier weather. (Runtime 1:20 seconds)
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