Louisiana-named fungus troubles wheat crop

(04/23/19) WINNSBORO, La. — While Louisiana can boast of many things — great food, fun festivals and places famous for history and hospitality — having a Louisiana-named fungus is not likely to top the list.

LSU AgCenter researcher works to control sweet potato shape

(04/23/19) WINNSBORO, La. — Candied, baked, boiled, roasted, mashed or fried, sweet potatoes are a culinary staple in Louisiana. The versatile vegetable is available in a wide array of colors, shapes and sizes as a result of extensive research and breeding protocols designed to match develop what consumers want.

Cotton acres expected to increase in Louisiana

(Video 02/20/19) Louisiana cotton farmers are expected to have a much larger crop this year, mostly at the expense of soybean and possibly corn acres. Exactly how large an increase will not be known until all the planting is done, sometime in May. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story.

Burns named County Agent of the Year

(02/15/19) MARKSVILLE, La. — LSU AgCenter agent Dennis Burns was honored by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association as County Agent of the Year at the organization’s annual conference on Feb. 11-13.

Herbicide application featured at industry meeting

(01/29/19) MARKSVILLE, La. — The LSU AgCenter recognizes the need for a strong presence of distribution and retail outlets for seed, fertilizer and crop protection products across Louisiana, AgCenter associate vice president Rogers Leonard said speaking to agriculture industry leaders at the Louisiana Ag Industry Association convention held Jan. 22-23 in Marksville.

Row rice gaining interest in northeast La.

(02/19/19) RAYVILLE, La. — Rice farmers in northeast Louisiana heard advice from LSU AgCenter scientists about growing their 2019 crop at a meeting in Rayville on Feb. 14.

LSU AgCenter names soil fertility, agronomy specialist

(11/15/2019) Winnsboro, La. — Rasel Parvej recently joined the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region faculty as assistant professor serving as a soil fertility and agronomy specialist. Parvej will have statewide responsibilities in row crop soil fertility.

Cover crops featured at producer seminar

(02/19/19) OAK GROVE, La. — Row crop growers must successfully terminate cover crops to assure crop stand establishment, LSU AgCenter weed scientist Josh Copes said at a seminar on Feb. 13.

Market questions highlight crops forum

(02/15/19) DELHI, La. — Trade and price uncertainties best describe the agricultural market outlook on the eve of the highly anticipated release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, LSU AgCenter economist Michael Deliberto said at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum.

AgCenter experts review programs for crop consultants

(02/19/19) MARKSVILLE, La. — Numerous LSU AgCenter experts made presentations at the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association annual Agriculture Technology and Management Conference on Feb. 11 to 13.

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