Crawfish farming meeting series begins Feb. 19

Mark Shirley, Schultz, Bruce  |  2/14/2008 3:45:57 AM

News Release Distributed 02/13/08

ABBEVILLE – A series of crawfish production meetings sponsored by the LSU AgCenter will provide information to help farmers.

Crawfish researchers and extension specialists will present information on topics such as economical and efficient pumping, production economics and pond management. They will also update producers on the white spot syndrome virus that was found in some ponds during 2007.

The meetings will include a question-and-answer session for farmers to get information about their farming practices.

The first meeting will be in Abbeville at 6 p.m., Feb. 19, at the Vermilion Parish Extension Office at 1105 W. Port St.

The next meeting will be held in Winnfield at 1 p.m., Feb. 20, at the Winn Parish Extension Office at 119 W. Main St.

Two meetings will be held on Feb. 21. The first will be in Jennings at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson Davis Parish Extension Office in Jennings, 1006 Lake Arthur Ave., and then in Breaux Bridge at 6 p.m. at the St. Martin Parish Extension Office at 114 Courthouse St.

The final sessions will be Feb. 28, with the first in Avoyelles Parish at 9 a.m. at the Agriliance office at 12265 La. 1 near Hamburg, and the last one will be in Ville Platte at 6 p.m. at the Evangeline Parish Extension Office, 230 Court St.

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Contact: Mark Shirley at (337) 898-4335 or Mshirley@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Bruce Schultz at (337) 788-8821 or Bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

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