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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.
Sugarcane Aphid Control – Small Plot Insecticide Test
Sugarcane Aphid Control - Small Plot Insecticide Test
Nine insecticide treatments were evaluated for control of two aphid pest species in sugarcane: the sugarcane aphid (WSA) and the yellow sugarcane aphid (YSA).
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.
Click here for PDF version of July 2013 Sugarcane Newsletter.
Sugarcane Variety Focus - July 2013
There are seven sugarcane varieties recommended for plantingin 2013. The newsletter presents data and other information important in the variety selection decisions.
Changes in Sugarcane Production Costs
Changes in Sugarcane Production Costs and Returns in Louisiana, 2004-2008
This report highlights changes in the costs of producing sugarcane in Louisiana over the 2004-2008 period. Comparisons are made between production costs per pound of raw sugar produced and the average net price for raw sugar received by growers.
Sugarcane burning at harvesting
Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Program for Sugarcane
A Certified Prescribed Burn Manager (CPBM) is an individual who successfully completes a Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) approved certification training program, passes a written test, has performed five sugarcane burns successfully and is certified by the LDAF.
Hurricane Isaac Sugarcane Update (PDF version).
Hurricane Isaac Sugarcane Update
Hurricane Isaac hit the Louisiana coast on August 29, 2012. This newsletter summarizes the effect of Hurricane Isaac on the Louisiana sugar industry.
Kenneth Gravois
New Varieties, Energy Cane Highlight LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Field Day
Two new sugarcane varieties released earlier this year and "energy cane" were featured at the LSU AgCenter’s annual sugarcane field day on July 19 at the Sugar Research Station at St. Gabriel.
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)
Sugarcane Newsletter for May 2007
This newsletter provides valuable information for the Louisiana sugarcane producer on current events to include status of sugarcane disaster money, an update on sugarcane varieties, growth measurements, weed pressure, disease and insect information for Louisiana sugarcane farmers and processors. Click here to read more.
Cane Burn
Prescribed Burns Help the Sugarcane Industry and Reduce Smoke and Ash Problems
The ability of farmers to burn sugarcane is a significant economic factor for the state’s sugarcane industry. Burning of sugarcane before harvest eliminates from 30 percent to 50 percent of the leafy trash (residue), which constitutes from 20 percent to 25 percent of the total weight of the plant.
Weather Links
This page contains important links to prescribed burning of sugarcane in Louisiana.
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)
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)
Aerial Applicators
Aerial Applicators Important; ‘Clinics’ Help With Efficiency
(Distributed03/27/03) Rice planting has begun in South Louisiana, but many farmers in the central and northern parts of the state are looking for options because they’ve been delayed by persistent rains and wet field conditions. That’s where the state’s aerial applicators – pilots with specially equipped aircraft – come in. And many of those aerial applicators take advantage of LSU AgCenter services that help them check their equipment.
Planting an Outfield Test
Louisiana Sugarcane Variety Development Program Outfield Variety Trials
Louisiana Sugarcane Variety Development Program Outfield Variety Trials
Dr. Qinglin Wu (left) and Dr. Richard Vlosky examine a piece of oriented strand board Wu fabricated in his laboratory at the LSU AgCenter. The OSB is composed of 50 percent sugarcane rind, and the researchers say it is significantly stronger than OSB made from wood alone.
Sugarcane Rind Shows Promise As Potential Building Material Component
LSU AgCenter researchers recently completed a study that examines the marketing and economic feasibility of using sugarcane rind as a supplemental raw material for manufacturing oriented strand board (OSB) and similar products.
Billet Planting
Maximizing the Chances of Success with Billet Planting
Around the world, sugarcane is usually planted as stalk sections or “billets.” In Louisiana, whole stalks have traditionally been planted due to stalk rots and environmental stress. Despite the greater potential for stand problems, there are times when farmers need to plant billets. Therefore, practices have been identified that will maximize the chances of success with billet planting in Louisiana.
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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