Henry Mascagni, Brown, Sebe, Hollier, Clayton A., Huang, Fangneng, Arceneaux, Kelly J., Fluitt, Jacob, Beuzelin, Julien, Harrison, Stephen A., Fromme, Daniel, Harrell, Dustin L., Groth, Donald E. | 9/13/2016 3:25:10 PM
Performance of grain sorghum hybrids is annually evaluated by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES) researchers in Official Variety Trials (OVT’s). The purpose of these trials is to provide to Louisiana growers, seedsmen, county agents of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service (LCES), and other interested individuals and organizations with unbiased performance data for commercial grain sorghum hybrids submitted for evaluation by private agencies.
The cooperating LAES units in 2015 were: Rice Research Station, Crowley; Central Research Station, Baton Rouge; Dean Lee Research Station, Alexandria; Red River Research Station, Bossier City; Northeast Research Station, St. Joseph; and Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro.
In recent years, the sugarcane aphid has become a serious pest in Louisiana grain sorghum production. Research is being currently being conducted by LAES entomologists to develop effective strategies for combatting this pest, including the use of resistant hybrids and insecticide application.
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