Summer Edition of Louisiana Ag Magazine
This 24-page issue features a variety of articles, including evaluating bermudagrass hybrids, alternative cool-season flowers and breakthroughs in the aerial seeding of coastal grass. You can download the magazine as a PDF. The magazine is also available as an e-book for the iPad, the Nook and the Kindle. For the iPad and Nook, please download the EPUB file under the photo at right. For the Kindle, please download the MOBI file.
Lawrence Datnoff, head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, was presented the International Service Award from the American Phytopathological Society on Aug. 5 at the annual meeting in Providence, R.I.
Many issues affect the management, profitability and sustainability of beef, dairy and poultry operations in Louisiana. Extension and research faculty need to be aware of these issues and work to help producers improve production practices. To determine the important issues, surveys were administered at group meetings with beef, dairy and poultry producers across the state.
To increase profits, LSU AgCenter weed scientist Jim Griffin encourages sugarcane farmers to grow soybeans in their fallow fields.
The fascination with heirloom tomatoes has some backyard growers willing to give up the qualities that brought improvement to hybrid varieties in exchange for old-fashioned flavor.
Louisiana farmers are constantly seeking to improve profitability and reduce business risk. To accomplish this,they often use futures markets, crop and livestock diversification, insurance, value-added agricultural enterprises, and other farm business management strategies.
ALEXANDRIA, La. – A herbicide-resistantweed in soybeans and cotton has causedwhat an LSU AgCenter weed scientist callsan epidemic in Louisiana.
With rising levels and increased volatility in commodity prices, agricultural producers have begun to question if traditional marketing strategies can still be used to manage risk in the farm operation.
These articles were published in the summer 2012 issue of Louisiana Agriculture Magazine.
Under revisions to the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, a producer’s farm conservation plan may now be developed through the LSU AgCenter.
Significant advancement in coastal engineering, such as the beneficial use of dredged materials, can help increase the speed and size of new marsh construction. Consequently, improving seed versatility, production and application is crucial in establishing efficient revegetation.
In recent years the role of genetics has become increasingly important for the management of a wide variety of wildlife species. Every individual has several thousand genes with different functions as well as sections of DNA with no known function, which are known as neutral markers. By measuring genetic diversity at several of these genes or markers, scientists can determine whether a species has the potential to adapt to change and persist over the long term.
Many issues can affect the management, profitability and sustainability of beef, dairy and poultry operations. To determine the important issues, surveys were administered at group meetings with beef, dairy and poultry producers across Louisiana. These are the tables of the results.
Four figures evaluating Bermudagrass hybrids - Alicia, Jiggs and Tifton 85. Figures show average dry matter, average daily gains, average lignin concentration and average total digestible nutrients concentration of the three hybrids.
The agricultural sector in Louisiana differs in several ways from the rest of the United States and even the rest of the Delta region.
Three new scientists have joined the LSU AgCenter, and two scientists have taken on new responsibilities.
Grafting tomato plants is an old cultural technique not common in North America until late in the last century except in home gardens and by small organic tomato growers in the southeastern United States.
The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station evaluates approximately 300-350 cool-season bedding plants in landscape settings each year from October through May.
These four figures accompany the article on "Evaluation of Three Bermudagrass Hybrids for Grazing and Hay Production in South Louisiana" written by Guillermo Scaglia.
Definitions of the key terms used in forage nutrition.
Phil Elzer has been named assistant vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter and assistant director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
The LSU AgCenter has announced a field day featuring energy cane and sweet sorghum on Oct. 2 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Station Sugarcane Research Farm near Houma, La.
Bermudagrass is an important warm-season, perennial,sod-forming forage grass grown across the southeastern United States.