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Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

πŸ‘€By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 14, 2017

The 2017 Louisiana sugarcane crop is meeting expectations as the harvest approaches the halfway point. β€œTonnage is good, and sugar recovery is good,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois. β€œFor both of them to be good in the same

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Louisiana Sugarcane: Potential New Varieties, Plant Diseases Highlight Field Day

Louisiana Sugarcane: Potential New Varieties, Plant Diseases Highlight Field Day

πŸ‘€By Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Louisiana sugarcane growers and consultants heard about new sugarcane varieties in the pipeline along with plant diseases and other topics on July 19 during the annual field day at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station. Two potential sugarcane varieties developed

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Louisiana: Sugar Harvest Off to Good Start

Louisiana: Sugar Harvest Off to Good Start

πŸ‘€By Rick Bogren and Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 21, 2016

The 2016 sugarcane harvest is off to a great start, said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois. “Harvest is underway, and weather is good,” Gravois said. “Dry weather this fall has been a real plus.” The final weeks of the

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Louisiana Sugarcane: Aug. Flooding Hinders Harvest, Prevents Planting

Louisiana Sugarcane: Aug. Flooding Hinders Harvest, Prevents Planting

πŸ‘€By Allie Doise, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation 🕔Oct 18, 2016

Sugarcane farmers across Louisiana are in full swing, working to deliver their crop to the mill and assessing the damage of the August flooding. Fields in Youngsville were saturated with more than 22 inches of rain over two days in

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Louisiana: Sugarcane Producers Anxious to Finish Planting

Louisiana: Sugarcane Producers Anxious to Finish Planting

πŸ‘€By Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter 🕔Aug 25, 2016

LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois believes it will be some time before the full extent of the damage from recent flooding to the state’s sugarcane crop is known. If favorable weather occurs, damages may be minimized, especially on newly

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Louisiana: Sugar Producers Hear Good Crop Report

Louisiana: Sugar Producers Hear Good Crop Report

πŸ‘€By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jul 26, 2016

Farmers attending the 54th Annual Sugarcane Field Day for St. Martin, Lafayette and St. Landry parishes on July 22 heard encouraging news with a good crop report and improved prices. Jim Simon, of the American Sugar Cane League, said prices

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Louisiana: Sugar Acres Up, Crop Looks Good

Louisiana: Sugar Acres Up, Crop Looks Good

πŸ‘€By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jul 18, 2016

Sugarcane acreage increased this year, and the 2016 crop has excellent potential, the LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist said July 15 at an LSU AgCenter sugarcane field day for Iberia, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes. β€œI think we have a good

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Ceres Sugarcane Traits Approved for Field Testing in Brazil

Ceres Sugarcane Traits Approved for Field Testing in Brazil

πŸ‘€From a Press Release 🕔Apr 28, 2016

Ceres, Inc. , an agricultural biotechnology company, today announced that the company has received approval to initiate field testing of its biotech sugarcane in Brazil, the world’s largest producer of sugarcane. The company plans to test its biomass and sugar

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Louisiana Sugarcane: Rain Plays Havoc with Harvest

Louisiana Sugarcane: Rain Plays Havoc with Harvest

πŸ‘€By Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 4, 2015

When the sugarcane harvest in Louisiana started in late September, growers were harvesting upright stalks, enjoying exceptional sugar recovery levels and fighting dusty conditions in the field. After two rain events over consecutive weekends, it has become a reversal of

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