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Louisiana Field Reports: Harvest Slugs Along Between Rains

Louisiana Field Reports: Harvest Slugs Along Between Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Pointe Coupee Parish  “Scattered rainfall continued to slow down corn and soybean harvest. Sugarcane producers were preparing ground for planting

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Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bug Discussed in Emergency ARK-LA-MS Forum – Video

Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bug Discussed in Emergency ARK-LA-MS Forum – Video

🕔Aug 18, 2017

August has shaped up as an explosive month for a difficult-to-control and highly damaging pest in soybean, prompting organization of the Ark-La-Miss Emergency Forum on Redbanded stink bug, set for Aug. 17 at the Capps Center in Stoneville, Mississippi.

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Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

👤By Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently announced the availability of the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural producers that suffered economic losses associated with the two flooding

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Louisiana Soybeans: Considerations on the Use of Harvest Aids

Louisiana Soybeans: Considerations on the Use of Harvest Aids

👤By Todd Spivey, Sebe Brown, Josh Copes, Donnie Miller, and Boyd Padgett, LSU AgCenter Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Over the last several weeks, we have received numerous calls about soybean harvest aid timing, products, and general recommendations. The use of harvest aids in Louisiana soybeans is a common practice, with timely applications improving seed quality and harvest efficiency

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Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: Farmers Hear About AgCenter Research at Field Day

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The LSU AgCenter is working to develop early-maturing sweet potato varieties that would allow farmers to shave up to 20 days off the growing period and sell to the market sooner. That and other research efforts aimed at improving farmers’

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Louisiana Crawfish: LSU AgCenter Seeks to Add Value to State’s Crop

Louisiana Crawfish: LSU AgCenter Seeks to Add Value to State’s Crop

👤By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 16, 2017

An LSU AgCenter researcher is working on ways to add value to the Louisiana crawfish crop. Tail meat is the main reason farmers raise crawfish, but Subramaniam Sathivel sees benefits in the entire crustacean. Sathivel, an AgCenter food processing and

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Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Hamper Harvest, Delay Field Work

Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Hamper Harvest, Delay Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish  “Frequent rains have delayed progress with corn harvest. Yields so far are mixed with some below normal. Soybean

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Louisiana: Nik Morris Represents New Faces in Ag, “Learn and Grow” – DTN

Louisiana: Nik Morris Represents New Faces in Ag, “Learn and Grow” – DTN

👤By Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Aug 13, 2017

Nikolaj Morris, or Nik to his friends, had grown up on a farm near Sterlington, Louisiana. By his early 20s, with a construction management degree in hand from the University of Louisiana Monroe, he was building a good place for

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Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

👤By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 13, 2017

Due to the potential severity of this pest, and the large number of acres being treated and lined up to be treated, we are hosting an ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded stink bug, Thursday, August 17, at the Capps Center in

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Rice: Columbian Farmers Visit Louisiana and Arkansas

Rice: Columbian Farmers Visit Louisiana and Arkansas

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Aug 11, 2017

More than two dozen Colombian farmers from Fedearroz, the Federation of Colombian Rice Farmers, traveled to Louisiana and Arkansas this week to learn about U.S. rice production.   The group got lessons on export logistics, freight forwarding, and barge loading

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