2011-2012 Louisiana Soybean and Grain Board funding

Frances Gould  |  11/20/2013 3:08:56 AM

The Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board funded these projects in various LSU AgCenter departments, research stations and regions this year. Projects list the research leaders, total funding and the portions allocated from soybean, corn/wheat or grain sorghum checkoff funds.

Communications
2011 Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board Report. Frances Gould, $6,500 ($4,500 soybean, $1,000 corn/wheat and $1,000 grain sorghum).

Entomology
Biology, Distribution and Management of Soybean Insect Pests. Dr. Jeff Davis, $52,000 (soybean).
An Integrated Multiple-Tactic Strategy for Managing Stink Bugs in Soybeans. Dr. Jeff Davis, $26,000 (soybean).
Emerging Insect Pest Problems in Field Corn and Grain Sorghum. Dr. Fangneng Huang, $19,500 ($16,222 corn/wheat and $3,278 grain sorghum).

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
Weed Management and Biology Research in Soybeans. Dr. James L. Griffin, $40,000 (soybean).
Small Grain Breeding, Variety Development and Testing. Dr. Stephen A. Harrison, $72,000 (corn/ wheat).

Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
Using Molecular Biology to Control Soybean Diseases: Cercospora Leaf Blight and Rust. Dr. Zhi-Yuan Chen, $54,500 (soybean).
Reducing Aflaxtoxin in Corn. Dr. Zhi-Yuan Chen, $30,000 (corn/wheat).
Managing Mycotoxin Contamination of Louisiana Corn: Biological Control. Dr. Kenneth Damann, $40,000 (corn/wheat)
Measuring Yield Losses Due to Diseases of Soybeans. Dr. Clayton Hollier, $21,000 (soybeans).
Soybean Disease (Including Rust) Sentinel Plot Scouting Program. Dr. Clayton Hollier, $27,500 (soybean).
Biology and Control of Major Diseases of Soybeans. Dr. Raymond Schneider, $87,610 (soybean). Soil Test Calibration and Fertilization Research for Sustainable Soybean and Corn Production in Louisiana. Dr. Brenda TubaƱa, $55,000 ($35,000 soybean and $20,000 corn/wheat).

Veterinary Science
Developing Soybeans Resistant to Asian Rust Pathogen. Dr. Svetlana Oard, $10,000 (soybean).

Dean Lee Research Station
Development of Aflaxtoxin-Resistant Corn Inbreds with Improved Agronomic Traits. Dr. Brooks Blanche, $25,000 (corn/wheat)
Louisiana Soybean Research Verification Program-LSRVP 2011. Dr. Ronald Levy, $39,050 (soybean).
Soybean and Grain On-Farm Demonstration Program -2011. Dr. Ronald Levy, $61,900 ($38,950 soybean, $21,950 corn/wheat and $1,000 grain sorghum).
Soybean Weed Management Systems in Louisiana. Dr. Daniel Stephenson, $46,363 (soybean).
Weed Management Systems for Feed Grain Crops in Louisiana. Dr. Daniel Stephenson, $19,125 ($13,125 corn/wheat and $6,000 grain sorghum)

Macon Ridge Research Station
Evaluation of Varieties and Management Practices for Improved Soybean Seed Quality. Dr. Donald J. Boquet, $38,409 (soybean).
Refining Field Corn and Grain Sorghum Insect Pest Management Strategies, Dr. B. Rogers Leonard, $19,982 ($14,200 corn/wheat and $5,782 grain sorghum).
Optimizing Chemical Control Strategies for Louisiana Soybean Pests. Dr. B. Rogers Leonard, $20,905 (soybean).
Evaluation of Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain in Louisiana. Dr. Boyd Padgett, $20,480 (soybean).
Evaluation of Soybean Cultivars and Fungicides for Disease
Management in Northeast Louisiana. Dr. Boyd G. Padgett, $22,556 (soybean). Managing Disease in Louisiana Corn. Dr. Boyd G. Padgett, $10,000 (corn/wheat).
Wheat Disease Management in Louisiana. Dr. Boyd G. Padgett, $18,250 (corn/wheat).

Northeast Research Station
Cultural Practices That Influence Corn Yield Performance and Aflatoxin Accumulation. Dr. Rick Mascagni, $25,000 (corn/wheat).
Cultural Practices That Influence Grain Sorghum Yield Performance. Dr. Rick Mascagni, $12,000 (grain sorghum).
Soybean Weed Control Research in Northeast Louisiana. Dr. Donnie Miller, $36,800 (soybean).
Feed Grain and Wheat Weed Control Research in Northeast Louisiana. Dr. Billy Williams, $39,999 ($5,000 soybean, $31,379 corn/wheat and $3,620 grain sorghum).

Red River Research Station
Soybean Breeding and Variety Development. Dr. Blair Buckley, $23,700 (soybean).

Total Continuing Project Funding: $1,021,129 (Soybean: $650,323, Corn/Wheat: $338,126 and Grain Sorghum: $32,680)

NEW PROJECTS
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Electrically Charged Fungicide Adjuvant. Dr. Roberto Barbosa, $25,000 (soybean).
Pesticide Application Efficiency and Drift Potential From Aerial and Ground Sprayers. Dr. Roberto Barbosa, $10,500 (soybean).

Communications
2011 Pocket Field Guide for Soybean and Grain Weed Identification and Control. Frances Gould, $19,450 (soybean).

Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology
Cercospora Leaf Blight Disease of Soybeans; Variety Differences, Environmental Effects and Source of Inoculum. Dr. Zhi-Yuan Chen, $16,000 (soybean).
Surveying Louisiana Soybeans for Soybean Vein Necrosis and Soybean Mottle Mosaic; Two New Viral Diseases of Soybeans in the United States Reported in Arkansas and Mississippi. Dr. Rodrigo Valverde, $6,500 (soybean).

Dean Lee Research Station
Agronomic Research to Improve Soybean Production in Louisiana. Dr. Brooks Blanche, $25,000 (soybean).
The Importance of Soil Sampling, Soil Testing and Soil Recommendations for Soybeans in Louisiana. Dr. J Cheston Stevens, $50,000 (soybean).

Central Region
Grain On-Farm Nitrogen Calibration Program. Dr. John Kruse, $10,000 (corn/wheat).
The Effect of Phosphorus and Potassium Application and Timing Methods in Soybeans on Yield and Water Quality. Donna Morgan, $10,000 (soybean).
The Effect of Phosphorus and Potassium Application and Timing Methods in Soybeans on Yield and Water Quality. Donna Morgan, $10,000 (soybean).

Total Funding for New Projects: $172,450
(Soybean: $162,450 and Corn/Wheat Funding: $10,000)
Total 2011 Funding: $1,193,579

(This article was published 2011 Louisiana Soybean & Grain Research & Promotion Board Report)

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