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.
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
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.
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
South Louisiana and Texas Planting in both Louisiana and Texas is starting to wind down. I would say we are around 85% planted in Louisiana and a little more than that in Texas. Things were going really well until Wednesday,
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,
Last week, the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Class attended the first session of the two-year program traditionally held in the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, making stops that include examination of rice production practices, milling, and marketing as
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
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
Louisiana rice farmers have taken advantage of warm weather to plant their 2017 crop exceptionally early. “We had a lot of people that started planting in mid-February,” said Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research