Sugarcane field day set for July 24 in St. Martinville

Alfred J. Guidry, Schultz, Bruce  |  7/18/2009 1:07:27 AM

News Release Distributed 07/17/09

ST. MARTINVILLE – An LSU AgCenter field day for sugarcane producers in St. Martin, Lafayette and St. Landry parishes will be held Friday (July 24).

The event begins at the Levert-St. John Sugar Mill near St. Martinville at 1 p.m.

LSU AgCenter experts Dr. Ken Gravois, a plant breeder, and Dr. Jeff Hoy, a plant pathologist, will discuss the latest items in the fields, followed by a demonstration of a new piece of farm equipment called the “X Tractor” that was developed by J. Roy, a local inventor.

The event moves at 4 p.m. to the Woodman of the World building on Capritto Road. Dr. Mike Strain, secretary of the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry will give an industry update, followed by remarks from Jim Simon, general manager of the American Sugar Cane League.

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Contact: Alfred Guidry at 337-332-2181 or aguidry@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

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