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Cotton harvest showing disappointing yields

(Video 10/04/17) Louisiana cotton farmers are now in the midst of their harvest. They’re finding out that a growing season filled with rain and diseases and insects has taken a bite out of their crop. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:35)

Cover crops helping improve soil quality

(Video 11/15/17) Farmers are often looking for ways to improve the quality of the soil and prevent its runoff. Scientists with the LSU AgCenter are looking at how cover crops can help accomplish this goal, especially during the winter months when the soil is exposed. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:50)

(Video 2/8/18) Farmers and researchers across Louisiana are examining how cover crops can reduce erosion and improve the fertility of their soil. These crops can provide a benefit to the environment by keeping soil and fertilizer where it belongs — on the farm. Some of the cover crops being examined are Austrian winter peas, hairy vetch, cereal rye and tillage radishes. (Runtime 01:47)

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