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Louisiana Wheat: Acreage Affected by Diseases, Weather

Louisiana Wheat: Acreage Affected by Diseases, Weather

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Poor prices, weather and diseases have caused Louisiana wheat production to drop to 16,000 acres, LSU AgCenter experts said at a field day held April 19 at the Macon Ridge Research Station. Statewide wheat acreage was about 150,000 just three

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Louisiana Field Reports: Scattered Showers Slow Planting, Some Areas Very Dry

Louisiana Field Reports: Scattered Showers Slow Planting, Some Areas Very Dry

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Bruce Garner, West Carroll Parish “Spotty rain last week slowed soybean planting. Sweet potato beds are looking good. Pastures were looking good

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Wild Hogs: Louisiana Suspends Use of Kaput for Feral Hog Control

Wild Hogs: Louisiana Suspends Use of Kaput for Feral Hog Control

👤From This Week in Louisiana Agriculture 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Louisiana farmers were looking forward to using Kaput to reduce the state’s wild hog population. But after some testing and growing concerns about harm to the state’s black bear population, Mike Strain, Louisiana Ag Commissioner, has suspended the sale of

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Louisiana Cotton: Thrips Management Options

Louisiana Cotton: Thrips Management Options

👤By Sebe Brown, Louisiana State University 🕔Apr 20, 2017

In Louisiana thrips are considered the number one early season insect pest. Thrips control options are limited to seed treatments, in-furrow applications and foliar sprays.

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Louisiana: Scale Insect Is Causing Widespread Wetland Damage

Louisiana: Scale Insect Is Causing Widespread Wetland Damage

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Apr 19, 2017

An LSU AgCenter entomologist is studying a small insect that has damaged vegetation key to the survival of Louisiana coastal marsh. Rodrigo Diaz said the insect, called the Phragmites scale, has damaged a considerable amount of roseau cane in Plaquemines

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Louisiana Sugarcane: Rust Turning Into a Big Problem

Louisiana Sugarcane: Rust Turning Into a Big Problem

👤By Jeff Hoy, Louisiana State University 🕔Apr 18, 2017

Unfortunately, rust is turning out to be a problem after all. The main target for protection is HoCP 96-540 plant cane on good land. There are fewer fields of this type, so I hope spraying will be a feasible option.

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Louisiana Field Reports: Rice Planting Wrapping Up, Soybeans Take Off

Louisiana Field Reports: Rice Planting Wrapping Up, Soybeans Take Off

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Todd Fontenot, Evangeline Parish “Majority of rice has been planted, except for areas that have had heavier rainfall and fields that are

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Louisiana Field Reports: Early Soybeans Being Planted, Some Corn Flooded

Louisiana Field Reports: Early Soybeans Being Planted, Some Corn Flooded

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish “Storm hit last Sunday after report submitted. Received about 6 inches of rain quickly with some backwater flooding,

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Louisiana Wheat: Vernilization Issues, Early Diseases, and Hessian Fly

Louisiana Wheat: Vernilization Issues, Early Diseases, and Hessian Fly

👤By Steve Harrison, Louisiana State University 🕔Apr 6, 2017

I spent the day taking notes in wheat preliminary yield trials and observation plots. We have had a very mild winter and there are many entries that failed to vernalize properly, including some LSU breeding lines that were born and

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winds Down, Soybeans, Sorghum Getting Underway

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winds Down, Soybeans, Sorghum Getting Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 2, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn and early planted soybeans have made excellent progress this week thanks to warm weather. The parish received a timely 1-2 inch

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