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2012 Soybean Variety Performance Trials
Applications are being accepted applications for the 2012 Soybean Variety Preformance Trial.
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)
2014 Northeast Louisiana Projected Crop Budgets
Projected Production Costs for Cotton, Soybeans, Corn, Grain Sorghum and Wheat Production in Louisiana, 2014
This report presents estimates of projected production costs for cotton, soybeans, corn, grain sorghum and wheat for the 2014 crop year.
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.
Dustin Harrell
Research focuses on soybean planting date in southwest La.
(Distributed 08/07/13) CROWLEY, La. – A burgeoning interest in growing soybeans in southwest Louisiana has led LSU AgCenter agronomist Dustin Harrell to start a project this year to find out the best planting window for soybeans in southwest Louisiana.
Irrigation timing can affect soybean yields
(Distributed 06/07/13) WINNSBORO, La. – The old cliché that says “timing is everything” is especially true when growing soybeans in northeast Louisiana, according to Josh Lofton, LSU AgCenter researcher at the Macon Ridge Research Station near Winnsboro.
Extension Demonstrations
Extension demonstrations are conducted annually in numerous parishes. The objective of these demonstrations is to evaluate new varieties and continue evaluating proven or recommended varieties under “real world” situations. These large-scale demonstrations are conducted primarily by the parish county agent with assistance from the state specialist and seed dealers.
adult red-shoulder stink bug
Overview of the Redbanded Stink Bug
First described in 1837, Piezodorus guildinii (a.k.a the red-shouldered stink bug) has been reported throughout the Americas. In Brazil, it is one of the principal pentatomid pests of soybean and has been common since 1970. In North America, it occurs in the southeast, as far north as Arkansas, as far east as South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and as far west as New Mexico.
red-shoulder stink bug markings
Redbanded Stink Bug Identification
Adults are 10-12 mm and brilliant green, but as they get older, they may appear more yellow. Adults normally have two stripes across the back of the thorax, one yellow and one dark red to purple or even black .
Pustules along the viens of the leaf
Asian Soybean Rust Images
Images to help with the identification of Asian soybean rust.
LSRVP field
Louisiana Soybean Verification Program (LSRVP)
A soybean verification program was initiated in 1994 to verify research by the LSU AgCenter at the farm level. Fields are selected statewide, including various cropping systems, and are monitored weekly. Data are collected throughout the growing season, and cooperators follow LSU AgCenter recommendations until harvest. Historically, LSRVP fields outyield the statewide average by 12 bushels per acre.
Irrigation Pond Saves Groundwater
Irrigation ponds can irrigate fields during the summer without resorting to pumping water from wells.
2013 Louisiana Soybean & Grain Research & Promotion Board Report
Since 2005, the Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board has provided monies for an AgCenter Communications project to develop a research report highlighting board-funded projects.
Diseased Leaves
Cercospora Scouting Video
Dr. Boyd Padgett demonstrates how to scout soybean fields for diseases such as cercospora. (Runtime: 4:32)
Scouting for Nematodes in Soybean Fields
Dr. Charles Overstreet discusses ways to determine if nematodes are present in a soybean field. (Runtime: 4:07)
Using a Sweep Net for Insect Scouting
Dr. Roger Leonard demonstrates how to effectively use a sweep net in a soybean field for insect scouting. (Runtime: 5:48)
Green Stink Bug
The Southern Green Stink Bug and the Brown Stink Bug
The southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), and the brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say), are common pests in Louisiana agricultural crops including cotton, soybeans, corn and grain sorghum. The objective of this presentation is to point out some visual differences between the two species which are helpful for early field detection.
weed guide
Louisiana's Suggested Chemical Weed Control Guide
This 2014 guide includes helpful information on herbicides and weed control with detailed suggestions for aquatics, commercial nursery stock, field crops, forestry, fruit crops, home gardens, lawns and many other Louisiana crops. It includes information on different types of herbicide registrations, as well as information on herbicide labels and restricted uses. Also included are sprayer calibration techniques, suggestions for reducing herbicide drift and a guide to proper spray tip selection.
Dr. Harrison in a wheat field
Wheat breeding program breaking new ground
The latest challenge on the horizon for wheat breeding is developing resistance to fusarium head blight or scab, according to Dr. Steve Harrison, the LSU AgCenter’s small grains breeder.
Dr. Padgett showing wheat disease symptoms
Disease resistance among targets
LSU AgCenter researchers are looking at disease resistance in corn and wheat varieties and working to determine how fungicide timing and use may affect disease development.
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