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Billet Planting in Louisiana
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.
Boiling Optimization Program
Boiling Optimization Program
This is to report on the activities related to the boiling program from August 2000 to February 2001. A brief account is given of the accomplishments as well as comments where the actual work deviated from the tentative plans.
Allocation of Sugarcane Planting Costs
Allocation of Louisiana Sugarcane Planting Costs in 2016 for Sugarcane Planted in 2015
This report presents estimates of total sugarcane planting costs for sugarcane planted in 2015. These planting costs would be allocated to the 2016 plant cane and succeeding stubble crops.
Prorated Sugarcane Planting Costs
Prorated Sugarcane Planting Costs in 2016
This report presents estimates of prorated (unrecovered) planting costs for sugarcane in production for the 2016 crop year, including plant cane planted in 2015, first stubble planted in 2014, second stubble planted in 2013, and third stubble planted in 2012.
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Fertilizer Recommedations for 2015
Proper management of fertilizer is important for attaining maximum sugarcane yield potential.
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 Ripener Recommendations - Moddus Program
Sugarcane Ripener Recommendations - Moddus Program
The use of ripeners in sugarcane prior to harvest is helpful for increasing sucrose content in early-harvested sugarcane. The following recommendations provide information for the use of Moddus for ripening sugarcane in Louisiana.
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Estimating Brix Values To Improve Sugarcane Quality
This publication includes information on the process of brixing and how it can help improve sugarcane quality. It also includes information on the correct treatments for your fields with the highest brix. (PDF Format Only)
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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.
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)
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Louisiana Smoke Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Harvesting
These guidelines are intended to help manage smoke and ash from sugarcane prescribed burning operations to lessen their impact on public health and welfare.
Burning sugarcane on the heap row.
Prescribe Burn Plan Worksheet
A prescribe burn plan should be completed by each grower before the harvest season. One plan can be completed for an entire farm or for an individual field. All information needed to plan and conduct a burn and for comments concerning the burn is contained in the form. The plan was devised to help farm operators control the burning of sugarcane to lessen their impact on public health and welfare, which includes pre-burn considerations and weather information.
Weather Links for Sugarcane Prescribed Burning
This page contains important links to prescribed burning of sugarcane in Louisiana.
Weather Links
This page contains important links to prescribed burning of sugarcane in Louisiana.
2012 Sugarcane Precision Grading Costs
Estimated Costs of Precision Grading Sugarcane Fields, 2012
This report presents estimates of the costs of precision grading sugarcane fields in Louisiana during 2012. Grading costs are estimated on a per-hour-of-operation basis as well as costs per acre and per cubic yard of soil moved. Payback periods to the grower and landlord combined are estimated for a range of raw sugar prices.
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 Newsletter for April 2007
The April 2007 newsletter provides valuable information for the Louisiana sugarcane producer on current events to include status of hurricane disaster payments, the 2006 variety survey and weed and insect control measures for consideration during the early spring months. Click here for more information.
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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)
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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.
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