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.
The chinch bug is commonly found in all areas of Louisiana feeding on a variety of grass crops and wild grasses. In some years it is an economic pest on corn and grain sorghum, especially if high populations migrate into these crops in the early spring when plants are young. To prevent stand loss and yield reductions, it is important to understand the biology and behavior of this pest as it relates to corn and grain sorghum.
Corn seed manufacturers provided 48 hybrids that were part of the official variety trials on several LSU AgCenter research stations during 2015. Five variety trials were conducted at four AgCenter research stations on soils that included a Commerce silt loam and Sharkey clay at the AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station.
2011 recommended treatments and thresholds for corn and grain sorghum insects. Brief biological sketches of pests included. (PDF Format Only)
Material presented to parish agents on the general concept of grain drying and stored-grain pest management.
A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. (PDF format only)