This report focuses on research for developing systems dedicated to energy crops and continuing research on improving sugarcane harvesting and processing.
Reducing the amounts of dissolved substances in surface and ground water is of major concern nationally and within the agricultural community. The primary focus of this study was to investigate the fate of azinphosmethyl (Guthion®) in sugarcane canopy, soil and runoff water. (PDF Format Only)
This report presents annual ownership cost estimates associated with sugarcane combine harvesters. Two primary types of annual machinery ownership costs are defined, and estimates of these costs are calculated using current combine harvester purchase prices. (PDF Format Only)
This report presents cost estimates of precision grading sugarcane fields for which the sugarcane producer purchases the laser-leveling and dirt-moving equipment and performs the work with farm labor. Both variable and fixed costs associated with precision grading are estimated on a per hour of operation basis as well as costs per acre and per cubic yard of dirt moved. (PDF Format Only)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of sugarcane residue (mulch cover) in reducing non-point source contamination of applied chemicals from sugarcane fields. (PDF Format Only)
A primary objective of this investigation was to evaluate the effectiveness of selected pesticide management practices on the movement of atrazine and metribuzin in surface runoff from sugarcane fields in south Louisiana. (PDF Format Only)