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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.
RSD Microscopic Image
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.
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.
Fertilizer Rig
Sugarcane Summary: 2005
In 2005, sugarcane was grown on 462,510 acres (an increase of 772 acres or 0.2% when compared to the 2004 crop) by 694 producers (a decrease of 24 producers or 3.3%) in 24 Louisiana parishes (counties). The 2005 crop year was one of contrast with regards to turbulent weather conditions.
The Weed Patch 03-2009
The Weed Patch
This article "Control of Sugarcane with Glyphosate: Non-Crop Fallow Programs and No-Tillage Soybeans” will be of value in planning weed control programs. A meeting with your county agent, consultant, or crop advisor may help to develop or to fine tune a weed control program specific to your needs. Dr. Jim Griffin is with the LSU AgCenter in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences and has research and extension responsibilities in sugarcane weed management.
The Economic Feasibility of Ethanol Production from Sugar in the United States
Economic Feasibility of Ethanol Production from Sugar in the United States
This is a cooperative report done through an agreement among the Office of Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU), Office of the Chief Economist (OCE), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the LSU AgCenter. Principal authors of this report are Dr. Hossein Shapouri, OEPNU/OCE, USDA and Dr. Michael Salassi, J. Nelson Fairbanks Professor of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSUAgCenter.
Louisiana Sugarcane Harvest Suffers From Rain-soaked Finale
(Distributed 01/05/07) Even with freezes and rain in early and mid-December, Louisiana’s sugarcane harvest was shaping up to be one of the best in years. Then more rain came, and what could have been an excellent year quickly turned into just an average one.
Sugarcane Crop Cycle Length Evaluation Model
2010 Sugarcane Crop Cycle Length Evaluation Model
The 2010 Sugarcane Crop Cycle Length Evaluation Model, an Excel spreadsheet-based producer decision tool, was developed to assist sugarcane producers in evaluating the optimal crop cycle length for various tracts of sugarcane produced on farms in Louisiana. Costs and returns are compared for sugarcane crop cycles through harvest of second and third stubble sugarcane crops.
Seedlings are grown in the greenhouse at Sugar Research Station in order to develop improved sugarcane varieties.
History of Sugarcane in Louisiana
Sugarcane has been an integral part of the south Louisiana economy and culture for more than 200 years. When Jesuit priests first brought sugarcane into south Louisiana in 1751, little did they know that the foundation was being laid for an industry that now contributes $2 billion to the Louisiana economy.
2014 Sugarcane Production Farm Costs and Returns Model
2014 Projected Sugarcane Production Farm Costs and Returns Model
The 2014 Projected Sugarcane Farm Costs and Returns Model was developed as a farm planning decision tool for Louisiana sugarcane growers. The model is an Excel spreadsheet that allows sugarcane producers to project sugarcane net returns for the coming year and to evaluate the impact of changes in yields, sugar prices, input prices and other factors on whole farm net returns and breakeven values.
 Johnsongrass Control with Asulox and Envoke
Johnsongrass Control with Asulox and Envoke
Johnsongrass is one of the most important noxious weeds found in sugarcane grown in Louisiana. Johnsongrass can emerge from seeds germinating in the soil and from underground rhizomes. To control Johnsongrass after it has emerged requires use of Asulox/Asulam, either alone or in combination with Envoke. The attached article, The Weed Patch, sites programs using these herbicides for the control of Johnsongrass.
The Weed Patch
Johnsongrass Control with Asulox and Envoke
Control of johnsongrass after it has emerged requires the use of Asulox/Asulam either alone or in combination with Envoke.
2014 Projected Sugarcane Production Costs
2014 Projected Louisiana Sugarcane Production Costs
This report presents estimates of projected sugarcane production costs for the 2014 crop year in Louisiana.
Brown Rust disease of sugarcane.
Best Management Practices for Minimizing the Impact of Brown Rust in Sugarcane
Brown rust in sugarcane is becoming an ever-increasing problem in Louisiana. Best management practices are listed to minimize the harmful effects of brown rust on sugarcane in Louisiana.
Costs of Precision Grading
Estimated Costs of Precision Grading Sugarcane Fields
This report presents cost estimates for precision grading sugarcane fields in Louisiana, including leveling costs on a per-hour, per-acre and per-cubic-yard basis.
Sugarcane Harvest
The Sugarcane Industry - 2009 Crop Summary
A summary of the 2009 sugarcane crop in Louisiana.
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