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Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 18, 2017

With the first cool front of the fall, many people will start looking for the delicious Louisiana citrus. It appears fruit will be available, but not at the level that growers had hoped. Terry Breaux, a citrus grower in Terrebonne

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Louisiana Field Reports: Most Areas in Need of Moisture as Harvest Wraps Up

Louisiana Field Reports: Most Areas in Need of Moisture as Harvest Wraps Up

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 15, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Pointe Coupee Parish “Sugarcane planting wrapped up the first of last week. Hay producers have completed their second cutting in

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Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 11, 2017

After a challenging growing season, Louisiana farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes, but the crop is somewhat delayed in areas. Development of this year’s crop has been slow for some growers, said Tara Smith, resident coordinator at the LSU AgCenter Sweet

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Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Nearly Finished, Conditions Dry

Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Nearly Finished, Conditions Dry

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 8, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish “We are very dry. Some rain this past weekend but not enough to make a difference. Some producers

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Louisiana Rice: 2017 Acreage Survey Results Available

Louisiana Rice: 2017 Acreage Survey Results Available

👤By Dustin Harrell, LSU Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Oct 9, 2017

The results of the 2017 Louisiana Rice Variety Survey are now available online. This survey is done annually by Extension Agents in each of the rice producing parishes by contacting their rice producers and seed distributors.

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Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Nearing End, Cotton Showing Signs of Water Damage

Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Nearing End, Cotton Showing Signs of Water Damage

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 1, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Pointe Coupee Parish “Sugarcane and cotton harvest is underway. Cotton is definitely showing signs of damage from rain this season.

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Louisiana: Weeds Are a Year-Round Problem

Louisiana: Weeds Are a Year-Round Problem

👤By Josh Copes, Daniel Stephenson, Donnie Miller, and Lauren Lazaro, LSU AgCenter Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Prolonged rains coupled with the high temperatures during August delayed harvest, caused crop damage, and environmental conditions were optimal for weed growth.

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LSU AgCenter Scientist Monitors Mosquito Insecticide Resistance

LSU AgCenter Scientist Monitors Mosquito Insecticide Resistance

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Sep 29, 2017

An LSU AgCenter entomologist is working with mosquito control employees in Louisiana to help them learn how to evaluate insecticide resistance in their regions. While many programs in the state already evaluate insecticide resistance regularly in those mosquitoes that are

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Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

👤By Lexi Clark, USA Rice 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Coinciding with September National Rice Month, Louisiana rice farmer Christian Richard is being recognized by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as their Farmer Spotlight Honoree for his commitment to conservation and stewardship.  He was nominated for the

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Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean, Cotton Harvests Speed Along, Other Crops Mostly Finished

Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean, Cotton Harvests Speed Along, Other Crops Mostly Finished

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 24, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish  “We have gone from wet to dry. The dry weather and shorter days of fall forage growth has

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