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Linda Benedict  |  12/2/2009 2:43:41 AM

El Niños, La Niñas affect growing conditions for Louisiana sugarcane
Weather forecasting is both art and science. But the science – especially long-range forecasting for south Louisiana in the summer – makes prediction difficult. Read more.

AgMagic spreads agriculture knowledge
BATON ROUGE – This year’s AgMagic had a record number of visitors – 13,840 – and LSU AgCenter officials are already planning next year’s event. Read more.

Louisiana landowners learn about carbon credits
ALEXANDRIA – Louisiana landowners are showing interest in carbon trading – an emerging market that pays landowners for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Read more.

Consider electricity as power source for irrigation
As prices for gasoline and diesel fuel climb, Louisiana farmers face increased cost to irrigate their crops. Electricity may be a more efficient power source, says LSU AgCenter water resources specialist, Ron Sheffield. Read more.

Northwest Master Gardeners celebrate 10 years
SHREVEPORT – The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardener Association celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2008. Since it began, 343 gardening enthusiasts have been certified to educate and beautify their communities. Read more.

New high-yielding cane variety to be ready by fall
Louisiana sugarcane farmers will have a new sugarcane variety this fall with the release of L 01-283. Developed by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sugarcane Research Unit in Houma and the American Sugar Cane League in Thibodaux, L 01-283 is the latest in a series of new varieties for the Louisiana sugarcane industry. Read more.

(These articles were published in the spring 2008 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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