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.
Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
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.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
March 2016 Guide to LSU AgCenter Interactive Maps
Elevating or moving slab-built structures has been practiced for many years in a handful of states.
Elevation is the most reliable method of reducing
damage from floods.
The cost of elevating a slab using this method, from planning through landscaping, will usually be about half the cost of rebuilding.
The final elevation of your home or business may be set by building codes, subdivision covenants or engineering limitations.
The complete elevation project includes: design and drafting; preliminary site work; the elevation itself; rehabilitating the building with porches, etc.
There are a lot of decisions to make as you plan your elevation project. One of the biggest decisions is how high to go.
Ground-level building slabs in Louisiana are from 4 inches thick for residences to 6 to 8 inches thick for light commercial structures.
Elevation of a slab-built structure is “construction” or “development” in the legal sense of those words.
Information about fireflies and pesticides.
Information regarding mosquito-borne pathogens.
Information regarding protection from mosquito bites.
Information regarding scabies mites. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite.
Information regarding Zika virus. Zika is a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Some people continue to believe that raw milk is a natural food and therefor is healthier and safer than pasteurized milk.
Disease control of Fig rust, leaf or thread blight, leaf spot, web blight, root-knot nematodes, botrytis, surface mold, aspergillus rot, etc
The LSU AgCenter Plant Disease Management Guide is a resource for crop producers in Louisiana and neighboring states.
Rosette disease is a destructive fungal disease of blackberries in Louisiana.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture