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Louisiana Field Reports: Planting Nearly Finished, Wheat Harvest Picking Up

Louisiana Field Reports: Planting Nearly Finished, Wheat Harvest Picking Up

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol-Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish “Most of the field corn is tasseling. Received much needed rain over the weekend. Producers preparing to start soybean

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Louisiana Rice: Field Day Will Showcase Provisia System, June 27

Louisiana Rice: Field Day Will Showcase Provisia System, June 27

👤From a press release 🕔May 22, 2017

Horizon Ag will hold a field day in Kaplan, Louisiana, on June 27 to brief rice farmers about the new Provisia Rice System. Developed by BASF through traditional breeding, Provisia rice is tolerant to Provisia herbicide, which received EPA registration

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Louisiana: Crawfish Farmer Meeting, Jennings, May 23

Louisiana: Crawfish Farmer Meeting, Jennings, May 23

👤By Mark Shirley, Louisiana State University 🕔May 18, 2017

There will be a meeting at the LSU AgCenter office in Jennings on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to discuss the impacts of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) on crawfish production. Over the last few months some farmers have experienced a sudden and

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Louisiana Field Reports: Cool, Wet Conditions Slow Planting, Favor Seedling Disease

Louisiana Field Reports: Cool, Wet Conditions Slow Planting, Favor Seedling Disease

👤From USDA 🕔May 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 14, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Richard Letlow, Morehouse Parish “Cool, wet nights have caused instances of Pythium and Rhizoctonia seedling diseases in cotton and soybeans. Early planted

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Louisiana: 7 Upcoming Rice Field Days Through July

Louisiana: 7 Upcoming Rice Field Days Through July

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 15, 2017

The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days for rice farmers to provide information on the latest improvements for growing their crop. AgCenter scientists will explain their work related to fertility, variety development and controlling rice pests. “These

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Louisiana: LSU Widens Leasing Of Experiment Station Lands

Louisiana: LSU Widens Leasing Of Experiment Station Lands

👤By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 11, 2017

Call it a sign of the times and tight budgets… The LSU AgCenter plans to lease land on two of its research stations during 2017. The Northeast Research Station near St. Joseph is looking at leasing approximately 80 acres. The

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Historic Family-Owned Louisiana Plantation Sold for $51Mln

Historic Family-Owned Louisiana Plantation Sold for $51Mln

👤By Debra L Ferguson, AgFax Staff 🕔May 8, 2017

Historic Hollybrook Plantation has been in the same family for 4 generations. But that history came to an end last week (May 5) when the Louisiana 10,464 acre farm sold for a total of  $51,480,000 — $3.52 million short of the $55

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Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Halt Field Work, Crops Look Mostly Good

Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Halt Field Work, Crops Look Mostly Good

👤From USDA 🕔May 8, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 7, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Justin Dufour, Avoyelles Parish “Two separate storms brought heavy rains and wind that affected most of Avoyelles with accumulations of twelve to

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Louisiana Rice: Planting Delays, Levee Repairs, Yield Loss

Louisiana Rice: Planting Delays, Levee Repairs, Yield Loss

👤By Randy Jemison, USA Rice 🕔May 5, 2017

Wet weather is the theme in the midsouth this week and Louisiana is no exception.  The northern part of the state dodged the bullet this time, but a lot of rice, and other crops – soybeans and crawfish – have

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Louisiana Rice: Flood Effects – Will Rice Survive, What About N Loss?

Louisiana Rice: Flood Effects – Will Rice Survive, What About N Loss?

👤By Dustin Harrell, Rice Specialist, Louisiana State University 🕔May 4, 2017

We have probably had the best start to the rice season here in Louisiana that we have had in at least a half decade. We started with warm, clear and dry soil conditions, which facilitated planting. Accumulated heat units have

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