|Louisiana Agriculture Magazine|
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|Wheat & Oats|
This report provides a program payment illustration of the new seed cotton Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program.
The publication should help producers make more informed decisions about which hybrid to select.
County Agent Keith Collins provides timely information on managing nitrogen in corn as well as the vegetative and reproductive growth stages of corn.
Richland Parish County Agent Keith Collins provides timely information on planting corn.
The Richland Parish Ag Newsletter for the latter part of July 2014 provides good information for soybean irrigation termination, soybean harvest aid timing as well as the cost of burning corn residue.
Check your Pesticide card! County Agent Keith Collins provides upcoming dates for pesticide recertification meetings in Richland Parish.
This issue provides area producers with good information on soybean irrigation termination, soybean harvest aid timing and soybean reproductive stages. Also included in this issue are 2013 cotton acreages by parish.
County Agent Keith Collins provides information on corn irrigation, furrow irrigation and center pivots as well as providing charts for daily crop water useage.
Unsightly galls have been appearing on Oak trees recently as they break dormancy and leaves begin to grow. County Agent Keith Collins provides timely information as he describes the process of their development.
Richland Parish County Agent Keith Collins writes his March 2013 Ag Newsletter on Soybeans -- achieving optimum soybean stands, seed treatments and soybean seeding rates.
County Agent Keith Collins provides information on Rust Diseases in Wheat with fungicide effectiveness in Stripe rust and leaf rust, and also info on Corn Stand Uniformity.
Topics for the workshop in Delhi, Louisiana will include the Crop Insurance Farm Bill re-authorization and environmental regulations.
County Agent Keith Collins provides information on this year's crop acreage in Richland.
This publication provides a wealth of information to assist local producers in harvest preparation.
This newsletter provides information on "soybean irrigation termination, soybean harvest aid timing, determining when to apply harvest aids, and the 2012 cotton acreage by parish."
Valuable insight from County Agent Keith Collins on "when to terminate corn irrigation, timing of fungicides for soybean diseases, and reproductive stages."
Informational topic on rust diseases in wheat to include fungicide effectiveness, wheat vernalization, and a conversion table which indicates total row feet per acre for various row configurations that may be helpful when calibrating row planters or drills for various crops.
County Agent, Keith Collins, writes about early season wheat production based on the 2011 certified acres by parishes/percent of state in northeast Louisiana.
County Agent Keith Collins provides this information for Richland Parish producers.
County Agent Keith Collins provides information about soybean harvest aid timing, determining when to apply harvest aids, soybean irrigation termination and pest management update on corn, soybeans, rice and cotton in Richland Parish.
Newsletter with information about 2,4-D (as a burndown) potentially injuring corn and about cotton seed treatments and thrip protection. Please click on the links to the PDF and Word document below the second photo.
News article written by Keith Collins, County Agent, Richland Parish, for The Richland Beacon, June 30, 2011.
Attached are the 2011 LSU AgCenter wheat variety evaluation yields.
This newsletter provides important information for producers to consider about soybean seeding rates and seed treatments.
Louisiana receives relatively high annual rainfall amounts, but, unfortunately, it is not evenly distributed during the crop season. Ensuring adequate moisture during extended rain free periods is very important.
Information on Wheat Nitrogen Fertilization, Sulfur Fertilization on Wheat, and Poultry Litter as a Source of Fertilizer.
Early Season Wheat Production and 2009 Certified Acres by Parishes/Percent of State in Northeast Louisiana
Information about rust diseases, moisture percentage and the use of poultry litter on crops.
2011 recommended treatments and thresholds for corn and grain sorghum insects. Brief biological sketches of pests included. (PDF Format Only)
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 500 million pounds of pesticides are applied annually in the United States and about 3 percent of this total will drift. The environmental effects of spray drift are equally costly and unacceptable. By reducing drift to a minimum, you can reduce the potential for pollution of streams, lakes and other water supplies that could endanger fish and wildlife.
Calculating nutrient losses from burning of corn residue is a moving target due to multiple factors. However, estimates can be made based on many years of research conducted throughout the corn belt in the mid-west. These estimates can help producers make decisions on the value of burning as a residue management option versus the value of nutrients being lost. The attached document provides such detailed information.
Many different strategies are available for fertilizing pastures. They vary according to stocking rate, presence or absence of legumes and whether the pastures consist of summer or winter plants. Includes information on soil testing, pH, liming and winter annuals. (PDF Format Only)
Provides a direct link to the Louisiana Agriclimatic Information System (LAIS).
2013-2014 Recommendations. One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. To help farmers make logical choices among crops and varieties, the LSU AgCenter conducts variety trials and makes recommendations each year. Suggested varieties, seeding rates, planting depths and seeding dates are included. (PDF Format Only)
(Distributed 06/20/11) The drought and heat are turning out to be more of a problem for Louisiana farmers than the flood. Although it’s too early to predict the effects on crop yields and livestock production, 2011 is definitely not going to be as good as 2010.