Rolling crops field tour set for July 25

Bruce Schultz  |  7/10/2019 3:32:22 PM

(07/10/19) BUNKIE, La. — A rolling crops field tour by the LSU AgCenter along with state and federal agencies will be held July 25 in St. Landry and Avoyelles parishes.

Participants in the event will include the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The tour will start at Nutrien Ag Solutions near Bunkie at 1970 La. Highway 29. LSU AgCenter vehicles will be provided for traveling to five locations, with departure no later than 8:05 a.m.

The stops will include the James Deshotel farm near Bunkie for presentations on sweet potatoes; the Steele tree farm near Bunkie; the Charles Fontenot farm near Palmetto for rice and soybeans; Delano Plantation for cattle and hay; and the Cannatella farm near Melville for corn and sugarcane.

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