Salt Stresses Southwest Sugarcane Crop

9/15/2006 11:45:55 PM

(Radio News 08/07/06) For sugarcane growers in areas hit by Hurricane Rita’s storm surge last year, the recent rains likely are too late to help their crops. Many fields were inundated with salt water. Growers took a chance on the stubble crop of the cane that was standing at the time of the flood, but LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Dr. Ben Legendre says those fields probably should have been plowed out. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
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