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This publication explains the effect of mepiquat-containing products on cotton growth and development and suggests some guidelines for its use.
Complete pdf of 2019 Chemical Weed Management Guide. Download the complete pdf for free.
2019 Insect Pest Management Guide – Complete book
Complete book - 326 pages
Scientists with the LSU AgCenter annually evaluate cotton varieties at four locations that represent Louisiana’s cotton-producing regions.
This publication presents estimates of projected costs and returns for grain sorghum production in Louisiana for the 2019 crop year.
This publication presents estimates of projected costs and returns for wheat production in Louisiana for the 2019 crop year.
This publication presents estimates of projected costs and returns for soybean production in Louisiana for the 2019 crop year.
This publication presents estimates of projected costs and returns for corn production in Louisiana for the 2019 crop year.
This publication presents estimates of projected costs and returns for cotton production in Louisiana for the 2019 crop year.
Using soil temperature with the 5-day outlook for DD60s to determine when to plant can result in a vigorous plant stand and avoid making replant decisions.
Dr. Tara Smith welcomes you to the Dean Lee Research Station.
A regular soil testing regimen is paramount to a productive row cropping operation and a sound fertility program.
Performing breeding soundness evaluations on herd bulls is a sound investment for beef cow-calf operations. A bull breeding soundness evaluation (BSE) is a uniform method of assessing a bull’s likelihood of accomplishing pregnancy in an appropriate number of open, healthy, cycling cows or heifers in a defined breeding season.
Soybean production guidelines are prepared by LSU AgCenter cooperating personnel.
Trichomoniasis is a bovine venereal disease that can cause substantial reproductive and economic loss in cow-calf operations that use natural service. Many states, including Louisiana, now have regulations on movement of bulls to prevent the spread of trichomoniasis.
To assist grain sorghum producers with hybrid selection, the LSU AgCenter conducts annual performance trials at several locations across the state.
This publication should help producers make more informed decisions about corn hybrid selection and production practices.
Small grain variety trials are conducted annually by scientists of the LSU AgCenter Agricultural Experiment Station.
Prior to harvest, applying a harvest aid to grain sorghum has become a very common practice in LA.
Winter feeding costs are a major expense in cow-calf herds. So, selecting a winter feeding program that is cost-efficient is imperative. However, making sure nutrient requirements are met during this time is critical to future profitability. An investment now can pay dividends for years to come.
Every year around the milk or “roasting ear” stage, we begin to wonder how good the corn crop is going to be.
Meeting the most basic nutrient requirements needed for survival should be the goal when feeding cattle following a disaster. Feeding basics, feeding water-damaged hay or feed and salvaging flood-damaged hay and feeds included.
Biosecurity plans control the introduction and spread of disease by evaluating and addressing the primary routes of disease transmission. An effective biosecurity plan will control several diseases at one time. (PDF Format Only)
Basics of forage quality analysis and how such an analysis relates to the nutritional needs of a beef cow and/or replacement heifer. (PDF format only)
For the corn and sorghum industry to remain viable, it is essential that producers and consultants be able to manage weed, insect and disease issues.
Pre-harvest sprouting impacts yield losses due to shattering, lower grades and test weights.
Information on purchasing healthy bulls, breeding-soundness examinations, disease prevention and nutrition. (PDF format only)
The best management practices that apply most directly to the beef industry are in this publication. A brief description, purpose and conditions to which the practice applies are given for each of the BMPs listed. (PDF Format Only)
This publication emphasizes the use of a total integrated management system to reduce wheat diseases and the damage they cause in the field. (PDF format only)
2015 Recommendations. One of the last, but most important, steps in producing a cotton crop is harvest preparation. Successful preparation includes scheduling for defoliation and harvest operations, removing foliage and facilitating boll opening. Use these recommendations for a successful cotton harvest. (PDF Format Only)
(Video) Dean Lee Research Station focuses primarily on corn, cotton, soybean crops along with issues related to raising beef cattle. The station sits on 3,100 acres and serves as the headquarters of the LSU AgCenter Central Region and is home to a livestock show facility and Louisiana's emergency evacuation center.
For the Louisiana soybean and grain industry to remain viable, it is essential that producers and consultants be able to identify and manage existing as well as emerging weed, insect and disease issues. To meet this need, the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board provided support through checkoff funds to develop this pocket field guide.
Wheat acreage in Louisiana has increased significantly because of higher wheat prices. With the increase in wheat acreage, interest has risen considerably in double-cropping cotton after wheat is harvested. Recommendations for growing cotton in a double-cropped production system with wheat in 2007 are included. (PDF format only)
The purpose of this publication is to provide up-to-date information on agronomic and pest management practices for southern row crops in conservation tillage systems. Many of these recommendations will help producers and private crop consultants implement conservation tillage and other soil-conserving practices to maintain efficient and economical production while minimizing negative effects on soil and water quality. (PDF format only)
Links to important information related to beef cattle, corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sugarcane, wheat, and oats.
Helpful links to research newsletters about cotton, corn, soybean, rice, and grain sorghum.
These guidelines include information on semen quality, supplemental feeding for young bulls, deworming and vaccination.
The southern United States contains almost half of the nation's cow-calf population in the hot/humid Southeast and Gulf Coast areas. Even in more temperate areas of the United States, weaning productivity of Brahman x Bos taurus cows is virtually unequaled.
The purpose of this report is to compare the performance of two-, three- and four-breed rotational crossbreeding systems and straight-breeds for calf weaning weight per cow exposed and for cumulative weaning weight per cow entering the herd.
(Video News 10/22/12) Louisiana’s cotton harvest has had some delays. Cotton must be dry when picked, and rain has come just frequently enough to keep farmers out of the fields. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the details. (Runtime: 1:25)