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Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: New Nematode Could Threaten Crop

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes: New Nematode Could Threaten Crop

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 11, 2018

An LSU AgCenter researcher is trying to find out if an aggressive pest that has devastating effects on sweet potatoes has made its way into Louisiana. AgCenter nematologist Charles Overstreet is looking for the pacara earpod tree root-knot nematode, which

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Louisiana Weeds: Fall and Spring Burndown Considerations

Louisiana Weeds: Fall and Spring Burndown Considerations

👤By Josh Copes, Daniel Stephenson, and Donnie Miller, Louisiana State University Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 4, 2017

This time of year, especially when it is dry, brings about questions concerning a fall burndown application that contains a residual herbicide.

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Louisiana Soybeans: New Herbicide Systems Offer Better Weed Control Options

Louisiana Soybeans: New Herbicide Systems Offer Better Weed Control Options

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 28, 2017

Three new soybean herbicide systems will give Louisiana farmers much-needed tools to fight increasing resistant weed populations they have struggled with in recent years. However, LSU AgCenter weed scientists caution that the new products, which they have been evaluating in

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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: Field Day Highlights New Weed Management Tools

Louisiana: Field Day Highlights New Weed Management Tools

👤By Karol Osborne and Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jun 30, 2017

Anticipated heavy rainfall associated with the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy added to the struggle to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature, a recurring theme from presentations at the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station Pest Management and Crop Production

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