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Nutsedge Control in Sugarcane
Nutsedge is probably the most difficult weed to control in sugarcane. The most effective means to control nutsedge is through a foliar treatment that is safe to sugarcane.
Disaster Recovery October 5, 2005
Disaster Recovery: Assessment of Agricultural Damage Caused by Hurricane Rita
After Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2005, the AgCenter quickly began to assess the damage caused to the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries industries. Since those initial estimates, the AgCenter has refined its projections and now pegs the total economic impact due to losses in revenue and additional production costs at slightly over $1.0 billion.
Farmers attending workshop on options after storms
Meetings Bring Farmers Together To Consider Options After Storms
Farmers attending workshops in Acadia and Calcasieu parishes Tuesday (Oct. 25) learned about assistance for dealing with hardships caused by two hurricanes that struck the state this summer. Similar sessions, organized by the LSU AgCenter, were planned for New Iberia, Hammond and Raceland over the next few days.
Howard Cormier speaks at meeting about possible salt contamination of soil in Vermilion Parish
Salt Contamination Of Soil After Rita May Not Be As Bad As Feared; Tests To Begin This Week
The LSU AgCenter soon will begin comprehensive tests for salt contamination in areas of Vermilion Parish hit by Hurricane Rita’s storm surge, but officials this week said the problem may not be as bad as originally feared.
LSU AgCenter To Focus On Developing Bio-based Energy
Louisiana farmers and forest producers could find a silver lining in the cloud of rising fuel prices – with the development of new fuels from crops they already grow or could grow.
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
The dollar amounts, which are estimates of reduced revenue and increased costs, are broken down by storm and commodity. Total estimated costs are also provided.
Allocation of 2012 Sugarcane Planting Costs in 2013
Allocation of Louisiana Sugarcane Planting Costs in 2013 for Sugarcane Planted in 2012
This report presents estimates of total sugarcane planting costs for sugarcane planted in 2012. These planting costs would be allocated to the 2013 plantcane and succeeding crops.
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.
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