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The performance of grain sorghum hybrids is annually evaluated in the official variety trials by LSU AgCenter researchers to provide unbiased performance data.
The performance of corn hybrids is annually evaluated in the official variety trials by LSU AgCenter researchers to provide unbiased performance data.
To assist grain sorghum producers with hybrid selection, the LSU AgCenter conducts annual performance trials at several locations across the state.
Sugarcane varieties are the lifeblood of the Louisiana sugarcane industry. Variety diversification is essential to the survival of the industry.
This publication should help producers make more informed decisions about corn hybrid selection and production practices.
2018 Louisiana Soybean & Grain Research and Promotion Board Report
Syam Dodla, LSU AgCenter agronomist, is studying fertilization rates in no-till fields for corn and soybeans.
LSU AgCenter agents are moving into the high-tech area when it comes to scouting soybean and corn fields in the state.
Water may not be as scarce in Louisiana as it is out west, but when it comes to irrigation, farmers in our state face challenges with changing governmental reg
Cristina Sabliov, LSU AgCenter biological engineer, is working with other scientists on a project using nanoparticles carrying insecticides to control insects.
LSU AgCenter scientists are working to determine how winter cover crops grown in the offseason can be used to help farmers improve yields, reduce expenses and e
Breakthroughs in research by LSU AgCenter scientists may soon lead to improved control of Cercospora leaf blight, the No. 1 soybean disease in Louisiana.
The 2017-18 wheat crop was outstanding from a production and research standpoint, according to LSU AgCenter wheat breeder Steve Harrison.
As irrigation has grown more common on Louisiana farms, LSU AgCenter researchers are studying the most efficient and beneficial ways to apply water to crops.
The LSU AgCenter recently hired three scientists whose work aims to improve soybean and grain production in Louisiana.
New research on pests in soybeans and corn should decrease the amount of money growers spend on pest control.
National studies of commercial enhanced-efficiency nitrogen fertilizers on row crops have shown some success in improving efficiency of plant uptake and decrea
Profitability is essential for a farming operation’s survival. But determining the point where losses turn into profits is always a moving target and consists
Scientists are gaining new understanding of a disease that has killed soybean plants in several states.
2018 Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board-funded projects
An LSU AgCenter researcher is getting closer to developing a better way to clean sprayers that are used to apply farm chemicals.
Finding a variety or hybrid that will perform to its full potential is a goal all producers strive for. While it may not be as difficult as finding a needle in
Boyd Padgett, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist, is overseeing a study of the correlation between defoliation of corn plants and yield.
In a new study measuring various factors affecting corn yield, AgCenter researchers are working to evaluate the effects of tillage, plant populations and ferti
The population of feral hogs in the state is continuing to grow, but LSU AgCenter scientists are working to decrease their numbers.
LSU AgCenter nematode specialist Charles Overstreet has found variable soil textures can affect nematode damage to soybeans, results similar to findings in cot
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying cultural practices and fertility management for soybeans.
After 35 years of helping Louisiana farmers fight crop diseases, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Clayton Hollier has retired.
Most farmers depend on herbicides to keep troublesome weed populations in check.
Drift is always a concern for producers using agricultural sprayers.
Small grain variety trials are conducted annually by scientists of the LSU AgCenter Agricultural Experiment Station.
One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. Many forage varieties are marketed in Louisiana.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Combining appropriate cover crop and conservation tillage methods are eligible for cot-share incentives from NRCS.
Information on armyworm life stage, injury and control options in hayfields and pastures.
A variety of management approaches may be used to control giant salvinia infestations throughout the year as part of an integrated management program.
The yellow sugarcane aphid is a pest of sugarcane in Louisiana, Florida, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Describes methods for releasing and monitoring salvinia weevil for management of giant salvinia infestations.
The black soldier fly can feed on kitchen scraps and industrial waste, and it can also be a source of protein for animals to eat.
Scientists with the LSU AgCenter annually evaluate cotton varieties at four locations that represent Louisiana’s cotton-producing regions.
This guide contains information to improve the decision-making process for soybean variety selection. We recommend looking at performance and stability.
Useful information regarding safe practices for traveling with horses during warm weather.
Useful information regarding the treatment and prevention of insect bite hypersensitivity.
This handy pocket-sized publication provides details on 2017 Louisiana agriculture and natural resources, the number of farms and farmers and much more.
Many drones are available for taking images and mapping fields.
Fall and spring burndown considerations for row crops.
Pesticide Stewardship of Specialty Crops: Train the Trainer Handbook
Best management practices (BMPs) are used by agricultural producers to control the generation and delivery of pollutants from agricultural activities to water resources of the state, thereby reducing the amount of agricultural pollutants entering surface and ground waters. This publication includes information on five main areas: nutrient management, pesticide management, soil and water management, pasture management and general farm BMPs. (PDF Format Only)
Complete book - 326 pages
2018 Insect Pest Management Guide – Complete book
Commercial and Home Uses. Control of obscure scale, pecan phylloxera, pecan nut casebearer, pecan spittlebug, hickory shuckworm, pecan leaf scorch mite, yellow aphid, black pecan aphid and pecan weevil.
Contains recommendations for controlling bollworms, tobacco budworms, loopers, tarnished plant bugs and fleahoppers, spider mites, cotton aphids, thrips, cutworms, whiteflies, fall armyworms, beet armyworms, green stink bugs and brown stink bugs.
Step-by-step instructions for calibrating your sprayer.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
Disease control on asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, leafy vegetables, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, spinach and squash.
Disease control of algae, bermudagrass decline, brown patch, centipedegrass mosaic, dollar spot, fairy ring, gray leaf spot, melting out/helminthosprium leafspot, nematodes, pythium blight, slime mold and St. Augustine decline (SAD).
There are a number of plant-parasitic nematodes and plant pathogens that inhabit the soil and cause damage to or disease in crops. Soil fumigants can kill parasitic nematodes, soilborne pathogens, insects and weeds in the soil – thereby improving seedling and crop performance.
Seed treatments for field crops and vegetables.
Some of the pesticides or certain uses of pesticides in this publication may be classified for restricted use. It is unlawful for a non-certified applicator to use a pesticide which has been classified with restricted uses. Information on pesticide applicator certification programs may be obtained from the LSU AgCenter.
Disease control in annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, etc.
Nematode control in field crops, fruit crops, ornamentals, turfgrass, vegetables and home gardens.
The LSU AgCenter Plant Disease Management Guide is a resource for crop producers in Louisiana and neighboring states.
Fungicides to use on home lawns, landscapes, gardens and orchards.
Disease control of crown rot, gray mold, leaf blight, leaf scorch, leaf spot (rust), powdery mildew, root knot nematodes and summer dwarf or bud nematode.
Disease control of brown spot, bunch disease, downy spot, powdery mildew, leaf scorch, rosette, scab and vein spot.
Disease control of early leaf spot, fireblight, late leaf spot and quince rust.
Disease control of bacterial spot, black knot, brown rot, crown gall, peach leaf curl, phony peach, rhizopus rot, root rot, rust and scab.
Disease control of rusts, powdery mildew and fireblight.
Disease control of anthracnose, black rot and Pierce's disease.
Disease control of melanose, scab, sooty mold, green mold, blue mold and sour rot.
Disease control of mummy berry, fruit rots, leaf spots, bacterial canker, phytophthora and root rot.
Disease control of boytris, leaf spot, cane spot, rust, phytophthora, root rot, anthracnose, alternaria leaf spot and blotch.
Disease control of bitter rot, blotch, rust and fire blight.
Disease control of leaf rust, stem rust, leaf and glume blotch, powdery mildew, bacterial streak/black chaff, fusarium head blight/scab, stripe rust, tan spot and yellow dwarf.
Disease control of leaf scald, mosaic, ratoon stunting disease, red rot, rust, smut and white stripe.
Disease control of seedling diseases, charcoal rot, phytophthora root rot, red crown rot, Southern blight, aerial blight, brown leaf spot, downy mildew, frogeye, purple seed stain, anthracnose, pod & stem blight, stem canker, virus or viruslike disease complex, nematodes, root knot and soybean cyst.
Disease control of blast, sheath blight, brown leaf spot, narrow brown leaf spot, seed and seedling diseases, stem rot and straighthead.
Disease control of cercospora leaf rot, root rot, pod rot, stem rot and limb rot.
Disease control of crown rust, stem rust, yellow dwarf and leaf blotch.
Disease control of fusarium wilt, verticillium wilt, root-knot nematode, seedling diseases and boll rots.
Disease control of common rust, southern rust and smut.
The 2017 Louisiana rice season was affected by tropical weather events and frequent rain, but overall, the year allowed for an average crop.
Commonly mistaken for a fungal disease, rain rot (dermatophilosis) is actually a bacterial infection caused by Dermatophilus congolensis.
Insects are not only a nuisance — they are also potential disease carriers. It is important to create a management plan.
2018 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips
Information regarding the updated equine deworming recommendations.
Woody Plants (Forestry) Chemical Weed Control.
Things that promote resistance along with examples of herbicides having same mode of action and weeds that are resistant to them.
Vegetable Crops (commercial) Chemical Weed Control.
Sugarcane Chemical Weed Control.