The Latest

Upcoming Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events

Back to homepage

Tag "sugarcane"

LSU Hires Blake Wilson as New Extension Rice and Sugarcane Entomologist

LSU Hires Blake Wilson as New Extension Rice and Sugarcane Entomologist

👤By Dustin Harrell, LSU Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Mar 22, 2017

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

Read Full Article
Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins, Rice Well Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 20, 2017

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

Read Full Article
Texas: Crop, Livestock Budget Spreadsheets for 2017 Now Available

Texas: Crop, Livestock Budget Spreadsheets for 2017 Now Available

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 13, 2017

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.

Read Full Article
Louisiana: Sugar Harvest Sets Record

Louisiana: Sugar Harvest Sets Record

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 13, 2017

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.

Read Full Article
BioDiesel: Sugarcane Plus Sorghum Crops Could Keep Biorefineries Running, Increase Revenue

BioDiesel: Sugarcane Plus Sorghum Crops Could Keep Biorefineries Running, Increase Revenue

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Jan 11, 2017

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

Read Full Article
Texas Field Reports: Pecans Seeing Mixed Results for Quality, Quantity

Texas Field Reports: Pecans Seeing Mixed Results for Quality, Quantity

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2016

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

Read Full Article
Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Coming in Low Tonnage, High Sugar; Strong Crawfish Crop

Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Coming in Low Tonnage, High Sugar; Strong Crawfish Crop

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 21, 2016

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

Read Full Article
Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Harvest Speeds Along, Tonnage Disappointing

Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Harvest Speeds Along, Tonnage Disappointing

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 15, 2016

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

Read Full Article
Texas Field Reports: High Temps, Dry Conditions Continue for Much of State

Texas Field Reports: High Temps, Dry Conditions Continue for Much of State

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 8, 2016

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

Read Full Article
Louisiana Field Reports: Ratoon Rice Harvest Winding Down; Little Interest in Wheat Planting

Louisiana Field Reports: Ratoon Rice Harvest Winding Down; Little Interest in Wheat Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 8, 2016

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

Read Full Article