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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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Rice Planting Underway Across Southern Belt – Horizon Ag

Rice Planting Underway Across Southern Belt – Horizon Ag

👤From a press release 🕔Apr 13, 2017

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,

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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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2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

👤By Chuck Wilson, USA Rice 🕔Apr 7, 2017

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

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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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Louisiana: Rice Planting Gets Off to Good Start

Louisiana: Rice Planting Gets Off to Good Start

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 31, 2017

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

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