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Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

Louisiana Flood, 2016: Apply for Crop Loss Grant, Deadline Aug. 31

👤By Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently announced the availability of the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.  This program is designed to provide financial assistance to agricultural producers that suffered economic losses associated with the two flooding

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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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Rice Harvest Restarts In Arkansas With Positive Early Reports – AgFax

Rice Harvest Restarts In Arkansas With Positive Early Reports – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Rice harvest has restarted on a spotty and limited basis in parts of Arkansas and Mississippi. Farmers are finding at least a few areas that are dry enough to hold up equipment or they are running tracks.

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Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue To Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Bollworm sprays continue in dual-gene cotton where necessary, and applications are being made in areas in the upper Delta where that’s a rarity.

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Rice Harvest Reports – Big Chunks Of Coastal Crop Finished – RiceTec

Rice Harvest Reports – Big Chunks Of Coastal Crop Finished – RiceTec

👤From RiceTec 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Texas – Derrol Grymes With a good, dry week, a majority of the guys on the west side of the district will be wrapping up first crop by the weekend. The east side guys are rolling strong as well, but they are

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Louisiana Crawfish: LSU AgCenter Seeks to Add Value to State’s Crop

Louisiana Crawfish: LSU AgCenter Seeks to Add Value to State’s Crop

👤By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 16, 2017

An LSU AgCenter researcher is working on ways to add value to the Louisiana crawfish crop. Tail meat is the main reason farmers raise crawfish, but Subramaniam Sathivel sees benefits in the entire crustacean. Sathivel, an AgCenter food processing and

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Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Hamper Harvest, Delay Field Work

Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Hamper Harvest, Delay Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish  “Frequent rains have delayed progress with corn harvest. Yields so far are mixed with some below normal. Soybean

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Louisiana: Nik Morris Represents New Faces in Ag, “Learn and Grow” – DTN

Louisiana: Nik Morris Represents New Faces in Ag, “Learn and Grow” – DTN

👤By Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Aug 13, 2017

Nikolaj Morris, or Nik to his friends, had grown up on a farm near Sterlington, Louisiana. By his early 20s, with a construction management degree in hand from the University of Louisiana Monroe, he was building a good place for

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Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

Redbanded Stink Bug Concerns – ArkLaMiss Forum Set For August 17

👤By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Mississippi State University 🕔Aug 13, 2017

Due to the potential severity of this pest, and the large number of acres being treated and lined up to be treated, we are hosting an ArkLaMiss Emergency Forum on Redbanded stink bug, Thursday, August 17, at the Capps Center in

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