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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.
photo of Sugarcane Burning
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sugarcane Variety Newsletter
Sugarcane Variety Focus - July 2014
Sugarcane variety selection is one of the most important decisions that growers face. This newsletter presents data and other observations that are important in the variety selection process.
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.
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.
LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Faculty Listing by Specialty
This is a spreadsheet of the LSU AgCenter sugarcane faculty listing. It contains all sugarcane faculty members with the LSU AgCenter, their area of specialty and contact information.
Planting an Outfield Test
Louisiana Sugarcane Variety Development Program Outfield Variety Trials
Louisiana Sugarcane Variety Development Program Outfield Variety Trials
Sugarcane Cultural Practices by Month
Cultural Practices - Monthly Calendar
Management is the key to making high sugarcane yields in Louisiana. The following calendar provides a monthly listing of cultural practices that are necessary steps for the profitable production of sugar in Louisiana.
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Fertilizer Recommedations for 2015
Proper management of fertilizer is important for attaining maximum sugarcane yield potential.
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.
2015 Sugarcane Farm Costs and Returns Model
2015 Projected Sugarcane Production Farm Costs and Returns Model
The 2015 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.
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