This issue of Louisiana Agriculture includes a variety of articles. Topics covered are Jazzman rice and the dent its making in the aromatic rice market, rice water weevils and the continuing battle to control them without harming crawfish, the potential devastation of bacterial panicle blight in rice, residual herbicides and Clearfield rice, greenhouse tomatoes, Super Plants for the nursery industry and more. 32 pages. Vol. 54, No. 3.
Tree and plant bark and similar resources are widely used in the Louisiana nursery and landscape industries and across the southeastern United States.
Crawfish are Louisiana’s most valuable aquaculture commodity, and Louisiana is the only state that produces crawfish for human consumption on alarge commercial scale.
A rice line that exhibits tolerance to the imidazolinone class of herbicides was released by the LSU AgCenter in 2002 and sold under the trade name Clearfield.
Representatives from the Kellogg Co.and Walmart saw firsthand how Louisiana rice farmers use sustainable agricultural practices to produce a crop profitably in an environmentally friendly manner.
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Louisiana rice farmers are helping Texas ranchers by providing rice straw to be used as cattle feed in the drought-stricken LoneStar State.
OAK GROVE, La. – Researchers from the LSU AgCenter’s Sweet Potato Research Station showed growers how to optimize production at a field day on the Lee Jones and Sons Farm on Aug. 24.
Volunteers play a vital role in the delivery of research-based programs conducted by the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
These articles were published in the Summer 2011 issues of Louisiana Agriculture Magazine.
The rice water weevil is the most destructive early-season insect pest of rice in Louisiana.Both the adult and larval stages of this insect attack rice (Figure 1), but, generally, the larvae cause the economic losses by feeding on the rice roots.
The Louisiana Super Plant program debuted in the fall of 2010 as an ornamental plant marketing program for Louisiana. Its purpose is to benefit all sectors of the nursery and landscape industry in Louisiana.
Rice yield reductions caused by panicle blighting have long been a sporadic and chronic problem in the southern United States including Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi.
A bowl of cereal can be a great way forschool children or anybody to start themorning. Studies show cereal eaters have better nutrient intakes, said LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.
In July 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water senta memo to all of its Regional Offices urging them to work with states to investigatea Certainty Framework for Agricultural Producers.
LAFAYETTE, La. – Louisiana’s First Lady honored a Lake Charles woman on Aug. 25,2011, for her volunteer work with 4-H.
While agricultural engineering has traditionally been employed for large scale monitoring, application and production,many new discoveries at smaller scales are improving our knowledge and application in agriculture.
Louisiana is the largest producer of crawfish in the United States, where some 1,200 farmers harvest in excess of110 million pounds of crawfish annually from about 184,000 acres of ponds.
A recent study examined the preferencesof Louisiana farmers and crop consultants related to acquiring agricultural information. A secondary purposeof the study was to determine how farmers perceived LSU AgCenter information sources on accuracy, awareness and usefulness.
The Internet allows people access to a vast amount of information in a wide variety of formats at considerably lower costs in much shorter time than ever before. The Internet has removed geographical and time constraints ininformation gathering.
If you drive by a field of Jazzman rice, its pleasant, nutty aroma is unmistakable.For farmers, the pleasant fragrance is the smell of money.
The United States is one of the largest rice exporters in the world with about half its annual production going overseas. Meanwhile, about 12 percent of domestic rice consumption comes from imports, and the majority of those are Jasmine rice from Thailand and Vietnam.
Forests in the United States represent 751 million acres of private and public land. This figure has remained relatively stable since 1910.
Growing high-cash-value vegetable crops under cover can exceed expectations. Europeans and Canadians are producing most of their fresh-market vegetables in greenhouses.
During 2010, farms in 14 parishes commercially grew vegetables in 3.4 acres of greenhouse space, up slightly from 2009.