by Charles Lutz, Professor | 6/1/2012 8:00:00 AM
This newsletter contains information on draining ponds, pond renovation, selecting and planting forages for crawfish, liming crawfish ponds, and the potential effects of using slightly salty water on crawfish forage crops.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 3/8/2012 2:30:00 PM
This newsletter provides a explanation to the slow start of the 2011-2012 crawfish season, proper methods for handling crawfish post-harvest, managing low oxygen in crawfish ponds, and general harvest recommendations.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 5/25/2011 11:30:00 AM
This newsletter provides recommendations on stocking crawfish and planting forages in preparation for the 2011-2012 crawfish farming season.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 3/23/2011 10:00:00 AM
This newsletter recaps the season through February, discusses springtime oxygen management, crawfish growth, supplemental feeding, proper handling of the catch after harvest, and problems with nuisance algae. A status report on the crawfish rice variety "Ecrevisse" is provided and a memorial commentary on contributions to the crawfish industry by Don Gooch, former director of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Crawfish Research Center.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 9/24/2010 3:30:00 PM
This newsletter discusses managing water for fall flood-up, the importance of BOD on water quality and oxygen management in crawfish ponds, and crawfish industry news.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 8/18/2010 2:00:00 PM
This newsletter discusses control of armyworms in late planted crawfish forages, managing wild trash fish in crawfish ponds, the benefits of crawfish ponds as wetland habitat for waterbirds, managing excess water associated with tropical storms and hurricanes, and crawfish legislation passed in the 2010 legislative session.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 6/24/2010 6:15:15 PM
Topics covered include when to cease harvesting and when to drain ponds, planting crawfish forages, liming of crawfish ponds, the importance of record keeping and a brief review of crawfish burrow ecology.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 5/25/2010 6:30:00 PM
The May 2010 crawfish newsletter covers stocking of crawfish, controlling white river crawfish in ponds, why crawfish become "dirty" late in the production season, and recent LSU AgCenter crawfish extension publications.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 4/6/2010 10:30:00 AM
This newsletter discusses the potential impact of the 2009-2010 cold winter on crawfish production, general trapping and baiting recommendations, crawfish escape from traps and other species of crawfish found in crawfish ponds. It also introduces a new AgCenter crawfish blog and other recent publications of interest to the crawfish community and general public.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 2/26/2010 10:30:00 AM
This newsletter addresses oxygen management in crawfish ponds, white spot syndrome virus update, recommendations on trap density and new Louisiana tax laws of importance to crawfish producers.
by Mark Shirley, Area Agent | 3/18/2009 1:30:00 PM
This newsletter reviews spring trapping and harvesting recommendations, submitting crawfish samples for identification of white spot virus syndrome, how to identify sexually mature, non-growing crawfish, availability of a free crawfish production and marketing record keeping software, and an industry update on a federal Aquaculture Block Grant to assist aquaculture producers adversely affected by high feed costs.
by Mark Shirley, Area Agent | 2/6/2009 12:00:00 PM
This newsletter addresses nuisance wildlife control, proper handling and transport of crawfish to maximize shelf life, environmental factors that could influence the low fall-early winter catch, and the background and history on the Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board
by Mark Shirley, Area Agent | 12/4/2008 2:30:00 PM
This newsletter covers oxygen demand in crawfish ponds, dip-net sampling of crawfish populations, an introduction to crawfish population dynamics, and trap density and spacing recommendations.
by Mark Shirley, Area Agent | 9/30/2008 3:00:00 PM
September 08 Crawfish News. This newsletter addresses fall flooding considerations, storm water management, pumping efficiency and energy cost, and relationship of temperature and crawfish growth.
by Mark Shirley, Area Agent | 7/11/2008 8:30:00 AM
July 2008. This newsletter has information on late-summer planting and management of crawfish forage crops, control measures for fall army worms, a brief overview on crawfish reproduction and an annoucement for an upcoming survey on crawfish production economics.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 5/15/2008 11:00:00 AM
May 2008 Crawfish News. This newsletter provides information on forage planting, liming crawfish ponds, and stocking new, existing, and recently renovated ponds.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 3/26/2008 1:00:00 PM
March 2008 Crawfish News. This newsletter covers information on springtime pond oxygen management, supplemental feeding, growth of crawfish, handling and care of crawfish, white spot syndrome virus update, and legal considerations in shipping crawfish.
2/7/2008 3:00:00 PM
January 2008 Crawfish News. This newsletter covers information on baits and baiting recommendations, commercial species of crawfish in Louisiana, algal scum problems in crawfish ponds and locations for February 2008 crawfish producer meetings.
10/30/2007 8:00:00 AM
Letter containing information about managing water quality and the spacing of traps in the field.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 9/17/2007 7:30:00 AM
Letter containing information on the affects of Hurricane Humberto on crawfish ponds and an announcement for the Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association annual membership meeting.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 10/21/2015 4:22:00 PM
This newsletter discusses determining a cash land rent for farm-raised crawfish production and controlling army worms in late planted crawfish forage crops.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 10/21/2015 4:22:12 PM
This newsletter discusses the management of water for fall flood-up, managing excess water from Hurricane Isaac, and understanding oxygen consumption in crawfish ponds.
by Charles Lutz, Professor | 10/21/2015 4:22:15 PM
This newsletter covers stocking recommendations for crawfish, controlling white river crawfish in ponds, recommendations on when to stop trapping, and the estimated 2011 farm-raised and wild crawfish harvest in Louisiana.