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disease mgmt guide
Plant Disease Management Guide
This guide for 2015 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.
insect guide
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
This 2015 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
Forage Fertilization Strategies
This article discusses fertilization strategies for difficult economic times.
Growing Alfalfa in Louisiana
This publication provides information on planting, growing and harvesting alfalfa as a forage crop in Louisiana.
Title slide of presentation
Fertilizer Sources on Bermudagrass Pastures for Stocker Grazing
This study was done to determine the effects of broiler litter and commercial fertilizer applied to bermudagrass pastures on animal performance.
weed guide
Louisiana's Suggested Chemical Weed Control Guide
This 2015 guide includes helpful information on herbicides and weed control with detailed suggestions for aquatics, commercial nursery stock, field crops, forestry, fruit crops, home gardens, lawns and many other Louisiana crops. It includes information on different types of herbicide registrations, as well as information on herbicide labels and restricted uses. Also included are sprayer calibration techniques, suggestions for reducing herbicide drift and a guide to proper spray tip selection.
Field of Bermuda grass at the Calhoun Research Sration
Evaluation of Grazing Methods with Bermudagrass Pastures for Stocker Production
A high percentage of calves produced in Louisiana are sold at weaning and stockered in other sections of the country. Studies investigating grazing methods on bermudagrass pastures with stocker cattle are somewhat limited and results from these studies have been conflicting and are therefore inconclusive. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of continuous and rotational grazing methods at two stocking rates for stocker cattle consuming bermudagrass forages.
Hay Quality and Testing
Hay Quality and Testing
Many Louisiana producers overestimate the quality of their hay because they don’t recognize the reasons hay quality varies. This publication describes the factors that influence quality and tells how to obtain a forage sample for testing purposes.
Little Phillip No. 1 Bermudagrass
Little Phillip No. 1 Bermudagrass
This publication describes a unique, naturally occurring variety of bermudagrass found in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, in 1991. Little Phillip No. 1 grew more rapidly than any of the other varieties, yet the forage quality was similar.
Fertilizing Summer Hay Fields
Fertilizing Summer Hay Fields
This publication gives recommendations on proper fertilization rates for optimum production of summer hay crops.
Guidelines for Making Good-quality Hay
Provides information to clientele on how to properly produce good-quality hay in Louisiana.
2006 Warm Season Crop Variety Recommendations
2008 Warm-Season Crop Variety Recommendations
This publication provides yield performances of various warm-season forage crops grown in Louisiana. The results were obtained during trials conducted from 2004 to 2005.
Performance of Cool-Season Annual Forage Crops in Louisiana 2007-2008
Performance of Cool-Season Annual Forage Crops in Louisiana 2007-2008
Winter annual forages are recommended for grazing, green chop, hay and silage production in Louisiana. Each year scientists of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center conduct performance trials to evaluate the forage production of annual ryegrass, cereal rye and oat varieties. Trials are conducted at various LSU Agricultural Center research stations throughout the state to provide information on the performance of varieties under varying soil and climatic conditions.
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