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Results of TSWV-resistant Tomato Variety Demonstration Plots in 2009
Results of 11 TSWV-resistant tomato varieties planted at seven different locations across Louisiana in the summer of 2009.
High-speed straight tines for cultivator
High-speed Precision Cultivation of Vegetable Crops
A basic sweep cultivator can do an excellent job of cultivating vegetable crops but must be run slowly (1-2 mph) when the crop plants are small. A simple modification to a sweep cultivator allows high-speed cultivation of small vegetable crops.
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Recommendations for Optimal Use of a Garden Seeder
A seeder can be a tremendous aid in planting a vegetable garden. With it, you can stand and walk along the row pushing a seeder instead of having to make a furrow with a hoe, going back along the row bent over dropping seeds, and then covering and packing the row.
rusted and pitted hydraulic cylinder
Protect Your Hydraulic Cylinders from Rust
A common problem with hydraulic cylinders is rust and pitting of the cylinder rods. If equipment that incorporates hydraulic cylinders is stored outside with the cylinder rods extended, the rods are exposed to weathering. Eventually, the rods will begin to show specks of rust that develop into pits. Once rusting and pitting occur, the rod will destroy the cylinder seal the next time it is activated.
spout on pendulum spreader
Pendulum-action Spreaders for Commercial Vegetables
Most commercial vegetable growers apply granular fertilizer in a preplant operation, and many also make sidedress applications of granular fertilizer. An excellent way to apply granular materials in either a broadcast or banding mode is with a pendulum-action spreader.
Research May Reduce Cost Of Growing Tomatoes In Greenhouses
BOSSIER CITY – Growing tomatoes in a greenhouse may be less costly in the future. Dr. H.Y. Hanna, an LSU AgCenter scientist working at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City, is studying how spacing between bags that hold the plants affects the amount of heat required to produce tomatoes in greenhouses.
vacuum seeder
Vacuum Seeders for Commercial Vegetable Crops
Vacuum seeders are popular among larger commercial vegetable growers. They do a good job of singulating most vegetable seeds. They are especially useful for singulating the oddly shaped seeds that cause problems for most other types of seeders.
Plans for a Mulch Collector
Plans for a Machine to Collect Plastic Mulch
The use of plastic mulch is a common practice for strawberry and vegetable growers, but there are two major problems with plastic mulch: It is expensive to install and at some point it has to be removed from the field. Drawings are available to use in building a mulch collector. This machine allows easier retrieval of the used mulch.
Revolution Bell Pepper
Results of Bell Pepper Variety Demonstration Plots in the Summer of 2005
The performance of 23 bell pepper varieties were evaluated at the Citrus Research Station, Port Sulphur, LA, Jack Liuzza and Sons Farms, Independence, and at David Ritcher Farms in Sunset, LA.
Good watermelon crop
Results of Seeded Watermelons Variety Demonstration Plot in the Summer of 2008
Eighteen varieties of seeded watermelons were planted at three locations in the spring of 2008. The melons were evaluated at each location. The information was analyzed and the top varieties were selected.
Bedding prior to bed shaping
Precision Bed Shaping for Commercial Vegetable Production
A key component of a precision cultural system is precision bed shaping. A precisely shaped bed is essential to locate the crop row properly when planting and to provide a basis for guidance of subsequent operations.
older offset vegetable tractor
Tractors for Vegetable Production
Vegetable growers have many choices in tractors, ranging from older, smaller tractors to large, new tractors. Many are designed specifically for vegetable work.
Shaping precision beds
Precision Cultural System (PCS) for Commercial Vegetable Crops
Growing commercial vegetables is different from growing agronomic crops and requires a different approach to equipment. A precision cultural system (PCS) developed by the LSU AgCenter can make commercial vegetable production much easier.
Plans for Pan Type Bed Shapers
Plans for Pan-type Bed Shapers
Bed shapers are available in pan-type and spool-type versions. Pan-type bed shapers are easy to make in a farm shop. These plans will show you how to build one.
Metering unit for belt seeder
Belt Seeders for Commercial Vegetable Crops
Many years of testing at the LSU AgCenter have demonstrated that precision belt seeders deliver the best seed spacing uniformity of any type of vegetable seeder – if the seeds are spherical (round) or nearly so. Belt seeders are versatile and can meter a wide range of seed types and sizes.
BHN 216 Hot Set Tomato Variety
Performance of Hot-Set Tomato Varieties in Louisiana: Summer & Fall, 2006
Results of hot-set tomato variety demonstration plots in Lousiana in the summer/fall of 2006.
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Watermelon Variety Demonstration Plots in 2008
Eighteen varieties of watermelon were planted at three locations in Louisiana in the summer of 2008. The varieties were evaluated for yield , shape, weight of melons, foliage degree of sunburning, rind color, rind thickness, flesh clor, seed color, seed size, size of seed cavity and soluble solids.
Roller for 80 Inch Bed
Plans for Spool-type Bed Shapers
Bed shapers are available in pan-type and spool-type versions. Spool-type bed shapers are not readily available on a commercial basis, but can easily be constructed. These plans provide designs and dimensions for spool-type bed shapers to fit several row sizes and configurations. The designs can easily be adjusted to accommodate different row sizes or multiple rows.
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The Evaluation of Onion Varieties at the Burden Research Center, Baton Rouge, La., in the Spring of 2008.
Twelve onion varieties were planted in replicated plots at the Burden Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA in January of 2008. Plants were obatined from Bland Farms, Glennville, GA, Dixondale Farms, Carrizo Springs, TX and Dietrich Gembler, Knippa, TX. The varietes were evaluated for maturity, yield, bulb size, bulb shape, degree of bolting, degree of double bulbs and tast
Commercial Growing of Greenhouse Tomatoes
Commercial Growing of Greenhouse Tomatoes
This publication includes information on soil preparation, fertilization, training, pruning, nutrient solutions, pollination, harvesting, marketing, and insect and disease control for greenhouse tomatoes. (PDF Format Only)
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