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
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,
A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn planting is complete. Earlier planted corn is up and looking good. Rain the end on last week will be helpful.” Carol
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