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2012 Soybean Variety Performance Trials
Applications are being accepted applications for the 2012 Soybean Variety Preformance Trial.
Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices
2014 Recommendations. Each year the LSU AgCenter tests commercial soybean varieties that are entered in yield tests by private seed companies. This publication provides information about results of those tests at various locations across the state. For best results using this guide, refer to the tables for variety yield results and pick the location fitting your situation -- or if your farm does not fit any location, choose varieties that performed well at multiple locations. (PDF Format Only)
Green Stink Bug
The Southern Green Stink Bug and the Brown Stink Bug
The southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L.), and the brown stink bug, Euschistus servus (Say), are common pests in Louisiana agricultural crops including cotton, soybeans, corn and grain sorghum. The objective of this presentation is to point out some visual differences between the two species which are helpful for early field detection.
weed guide
Louisiana's Suggested Chemical Weed Control Guide
This 2014 guide includes helpful information on herbicides and weed control with detailed suggestions for aquatics, commercial nursery stock, field crops, forestry, fruit crops, home gardens, lawns and many other Louisiana crops. It includes information on different types of herbicide registrations, as well as information on herbicide labels and restricted uses. Also included are sprayer calibration techniques, suggestions for reducing herbicide drift and a guide to proper spray tip selection.
A tour of soybean field
Variety Trials & Recommendations
This page contains the soybean performance trial research summaries.
Dr. Harrison in a wheat field
Wheat breeding program breaking new ground
The latest challenge on the horizon for wheat breeding is developing resistance to fusarium head blight or scab, according to Dr. Steve Harrison, the LSU AgCenter’s small grains breeder.
Dr. Padgett showing wheat disease symptoms
Disease resistance among targets
LSU AgCenter researchers are looking at disease resistance in corn and wheat varieties and working to determine how fungicide timing and use may affect disease development.
soybeans and weeds in a field
Scientists looking at NEW TECHNOLOGIES for weed-control programs in soybeans, wheat, feed grains
Glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup – is convenient, easy-to-use and cost-effective. Repeated use likely has led to glyphosate-resistant weeds, however, according to Jim Griffin, a weed scientist with the LSU AgCenter.
Dr. Jack Lasso in the lab
Lutein research ‘insightful’ Scientist looking to corn as source for antioxidant
Dr. Jack Losso’s research could be considered insightful. This LSU AgCenter food scientist is working with lutein, an antioxidant that can delay vision loss in older individuals or people with diabetes.
Targeting soybean insects Scientists take aim at diverse complex of pests
LSU AgCenter scientists are taking aim at the diverse mix of insect pests southern soybean producers have traditionally faced as well as new and resurging pests.
soybean pod disease
Researchers combating soybean diseases
LSU AgCenter researchers are taking a variety of approaches to combat soybean diseases.
Research on ‘green bean malady’ leads to some answers, more questions
The simple presence of green stems in an apparently mature soybean field may not be abnormal, but if they’re found in conjunction with other symptoms of delayed plant maturity, they may indicate a problem, according to the latest research by a multidisciplinary team of LSU AgCenter scientists.
Soybean Disease Management Principles
Management of soybean diseases is based upon prevention. The following are some disease management suggestions that should be considered. Since management strategies vary from location to location, a local specialist should be consulted for specific strategies, and for cultivar and pesticide recommendations.
Soybean Mosaic
Soybean mosaic is caused by soybean mosaic virus (SMV) and is the most widely distributed virus diseases of soybeans. It is spread by planting diseased seed and by at least 31 species of aphids.
Peanut Mottle
Peanut mottle is caused by the peanut mottle virus (PMV). It was first observed in 1971 and is the most common virus disease of soybeans in Georgia.
Bud blight tobacco ringspot.
Bud Blight
Bud blight, caused by the tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV), can be a serious disease of soybeans.
Bean pod mottle.
Bean Pod Mottle
Information about the soybean disease, Bean pod mottle.
Stem canker.
Stem Canker
Stem canker has caused widespread damage in the southwestern United States in recent years. The disease can be very destructive because it kills plants from flowering to maturity.
Pod and stem blight.
Pod and Stem Blight
Pod and stem blight occurs in every soybean producing area of the United States. It is a major cause of seed damage, resulting in poor seed quality.
Phomopsis seed decay (Phomopsis longicolla).
Phomopsis Seed Decay
Infected seeds may have reduced germination, split more readily, and suffer other quality losses compared to noninfected seeds. Severely infected seeds are shriveled, elongated, and cracked and appear white and chalky. Seeds also may be infected and not show symptoms.
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