Dr. Blake Wilson has been hired as an assistant professor of field crops entomology with the LSU AgCenter. Dr. Wilson’s chief responsibilities with the AgCenter will be research and extension relating to rice and sugarcane insects. He plans to focus
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Sweet potato bedding has started, with some producers already completed bedding. Corn planting began last week with ideal weather conditions forecasted for
Crop and livestock budget spreadsheets for 2017 are now available to both farmers and ranchers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. The budget spreadsheets help farmers and ranchers evaluate and project revenue and expenditures throughout the crop season.
The 2016 Louisiana sugarcane season has ended with a record set for the amount of sugar obtained per ton of cane. “Tonnage was really light, but we blew the roof off sugar recovery,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois.
Today many biofuel refineries operate for only seven months each year, turning freshly harvested crops into ethanol and biodiesel. When supplies run out, biorefineries shut down for the other five months. However, according to recent research, dual-purpose biofuel crops could
Pecan producers expected better yields and quality, but 2016 is shaping up to be a hit-or-miss year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said many locations around the central and southeastern
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 20, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Keith Collins, Richland Parish “It is exceptionally dry here…..probably driest for this time of year in recent memory.” Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 13, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish “Harvest complete and most fieldwork complete. Very dry. Some planted winter forage last week expecting rain but we
Higher-than-normal temperatures made October one of the warmest on record, according to Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon. Nielsen-Gammon said there were 242 high temperature records reported around the state during October. The month was the fourth-hottest October on record
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 6, 2016. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish “All harvest is complete for maybe a few acres of sweet potatoes. Producers not interested in planting wheat