2017 Louisiana Soybean & Grain Research and Promotion Board Report
A team of researchers is working to develop and deliver a prototype bait capsule designed to decrease numbers of invasive feral hogs — rapidly reproducing anima
LSU AgCenter researchers and extension agents conducting research using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are learning when to fly, what to fly and how to use thi
Two longtime LSU AgCenter faculty members whose research and outreach efforts helped advance the Louisiana agriculture industry have retired.
Examining the cultural and fertility practices involved in soybean production is one focus of research conducted by LSU AgCenter agronomist and rice specialist
A fumigant and soybean varieties resistant to nematodes may help combat the underground pest.
Brenda Tubaña, LSU AgCenter soil scientist, continues to work on a project to evaluate proper rates of potassium and phosphorous in combination with lime in a c
Increased consumer demand for cover crops has led LSU AgCenter researchers to study ways to improve soil health, reduce fertilizer rates, increase yield and man
Corn producers know well that there are many diseases that can reduce yields in their crop throughout the growing season.
LSU AgCenter wheat researchers are using biotech tools to increase efficiency of the breeding program.
After growing winter wheat, Louisiana farmers wishing to plant a second crop have few options.
On many farms a single piece of equipment is used to spray all the chemicals needed to keep weeds, insects and diseases at bay.
When thinking of production practices that go hand-in-hand, soybean and sugarcane may not be the first to come to mind. But growers in south Louisiana look for
For some time, soybean farmers have used desiccants to eliminate late-season weeds and aid in drying soybean plants to make harvesting more efficient.
The LSU AgCenter soybean breeding program is developing and evaluating lines that offer resistance to Cercospora leaf blight.
Agricultural seed companies and universities spend a great deal of effort and time developing new varieties and hybrids for commodities, such as corn, soybeans
Irrigation is one of the most important factors in achieving good crop yields.
A recent discovery by an LSU graduate student could help boost the soybean plant immune system.
LSU AgCenter entomologist Jeff Davis is working on methods of controlling redbanded stink bugs without increasing soybean looper populations.
LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Clayton Hollier is evaluating the damage suffered by corn plants due to wind, hail, insects and disease to determine the effects
Experimenting with foliar and soil applications of different materials, Jong Ham, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist, is studying different ways of improving soybea
Three new herbicide systems could give Louisiana farmers some much-needed tools to fight the resistant weed populations they have struggled with in recent year
The LSU AgCenter offered two agritourism workshops titled Safety and Emergency Management in March 2017.
The LSU AgCenter offered two agritourism workshops titled Managing Financial and Legal Liabilities in November 2016.
This publication should help producers make more informed decisions about which hybrids to select.
Information addressing pasture management following a flood.
Information covering the cause and treatment options for equine Pythiosis.
Keep food safe during taigating events.
A listing of primary wood using facilities in Louisiana in 2017
Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
Keep food safe after natural disasters.
Small grain variety trials are conducted at seven LAES research stations representative of the major soil and climate regions of the state
Prior to harvest, applying a harvest aid to grain sorghum has become a very common practice in LA.
2016 Louisiana Summary: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Farm animals can carry germs that make people sick, but some simple precautions can keep our kids healthy.
The projected Louisiana gross farm value of harvested forest products decreased by 10.96 percent during the 2016 calendar year.
During pregnancy, your immune system is altered, which makes it harder for your body to fight off certain harmful foodborne pathogens.
Las mejores practicas para garantizer la inocuidad de lost alimentos en granjas.
Pesticide Stewardship of Specialty Crops: Train the Trainer Handbook
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
2016 Louisiana Rice Research Board-funded projects
Successful management of sweet potato diseases requires the same strategies as other vegetables.
2017 Louisiana Rice Research Board Annual Report
The H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station has acquired new technology to help rice breeders identify lines of rice with desirable traits.
Much of AgCenter weed scientist Eric Webster’s work in 2016 involved studies of the quizalofop herbicide to be used with Provisia rice technology.
Work by the LSU AgCenter to develop superior hybrid rice continued in 2016 with promising results.
The availability of Provisia rice is getting closer for farmers.
The range of the Mexican rice borer continues to move eastward in the rice-growing region of southwest Louisiana.
A new fungicide will be available for treating sheath blight and blast.
International collaboration with rice researchers has benefitted the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station as well as rice farmers.
Niranjan Baisakh, an LSU AgCenter plant molecular biologist and geneticist, is working on a project to develop rice that uses less water.
The Road To Profitability
Mike Deliberto worked in 2016 as the interim LSU AgCenter economist for rice.
Testing continues on a potential product to protect matured rice from bird predation.
LSU AgCenter agronomist Dustin Harrell has been studying nitrogen and seeding rates for potential Clearfield and Provisia varieties.
Louisiana rice farmers faced a number of challenges in 2016, but the two biggest were high water and low prices.
Performance of corn hybrids is annually evaluated by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES) researchers in Official Variety Trials (OVT’s).
The economics and adoption of surge values in irrigation of row crops indicate that investment in such efficiency improvements will improve farm profits.
Cotton variety trials were conduction to assist producers in determining which varieties performed the best.
2017 Recommendations. Each year the LSU AgCenter test commercial soybean varieties.
This book will help you explore various 4-H projects.
For the corn and sorghum industry to remain viable, it is essential that producers and consultants be able to manage weed, insect and disease issues.
Understanding irrigation efficiency improvements and how such changes influence farm profitability is important when making investments in such improvements.
Farmers must understand the changes proposed to the nations biggest conservation program.
Dan Fromme, LSU AgCenter corn specialist, is working on a project to determine the optimum rate of nitrogen fertilizer for corn grown in rotation with soybeans.
Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board Report
Summer weather brought severe seasonal drought conditions to many farms in Louisiana this year.
Charlie Overstreet is using site-specific agriculture for his studies of nematodes in soybeans.
LSU AgCenter plant pathologists are working on a number of projects to help Louisiana farmers make better disease management decisions.
Farmers continue to fight weeds that are resistant to commonly used herbicides.
On-farm demonstrations allow producers a first-hand look at how well crop varieties perform on the many different soil types and environments found across LA.
Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board Funded Projects
Scientists have long believed Cercospora leaf blight and purple seed stain are caused by the pathogen Cercospora kikuchii.
Herbicide residue that remains in spray equipment, even after triple rinsing, can pose problems.
An ongoing study testing the use of nanoparticles to deliver insecticides is producing positive results.
Finding the true nutrient deficiencies in soil can only be found with a test, but are all soil tests created equal?
Louisiana farmers will have to pay two new taxes put in place by the state Legislature in an effort to fill a budget shortfall.
LSU AgCenter scientists are continuing their research on aflatoxin and Aspergillus flavus, the fungus that produces it.
Staying ahead of diseases and guarding against herbicides are two projects in the LSU AgCenter wheat program.
Cercospora leaf blight has posed major problems for Louisiana soybean producers for the past several years.
The most common way that farmers irrigate their crops in Louisiana is furrow irrigation — pumping water into the field to flood rows.
Feral hogs continue to be a major problem in the state, and research is being conducted to reduce their numbers.
Drones are now making their presence known in the agriculture industry.
An LSU AgCenter research project is underway studying the use of cover crops for the potential to help farmers.
Researchers from the LSU AgCenter are stepping up efforts to combat the sugarcane aphid, the chief pest for grain sorghum crops.
Cane farmers are eager to get their land planted to cane by late summer, so they want to get their fallow season of beans harvested as soon as possible.
Farmers should consider rotating other insecticides with acephate because of increasing acephate resistance.
This document can be used to learn how to schedule irrigation for crops using multiple tools.
Overview of steps that need to be taken if there is a flood in your pesticide storage unit.
Pre-harvest sprouting impacts yield losses due to shattering, lower grades and test weights.
Microorganisms are found nearly everywhere - in water, air, dust, and soil; in most non-processed foods; and in all decaying matter.
When you return to your home, make sure you assess all food and food preparation areas and equipment carefully.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture