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Louisiana Sugarcane: Maximizing Harvest with the Right Blade

Louisiana Sugarcane: Maximizing Harvest with the Right Blade

👤By Debra Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 17, 2018

You wouldn’t use the same knife to cut through a thick steak as you would to slice an angel food cake, right? Although that may be a ridiculous comparison, the same principle holds true when harvesting various crops. One blade

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Louisiana: Sugarcane, Wheat Crops Withstand Freeze

Louisiana: Sugarcane, Wheat Crops Withstand Freeze

👤By Craig Gautreaux and Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 8, 2018

Louisiana farmers and experts are remaining “cautiously optimistic” that the recent freezing weather did not significantly damage the state’s sugarcane or wheat crops. Most of the state’s sugarcane mills completed their grinding season at the end of the year before

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Texas: Using Radar to Gauge Plant Root Health and Potential Yields

Texas: Using Radar to Gauge Plant Root Health and Potential Yields

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 2, 2018

A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating  radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field conditions. “To

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Louisiana: Sugarcane Crop Poised to Break Record

Louisiana: Sugarcane Crop Poised to Break Record

👤By Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 19, 2017

It looks as if Louisiana’s sugarcane grinding season is going to be an extended one. But there is a good reason for the late finish—an exceptional sugarcane crop. Most years, the majority of mills complete grinding by the end of

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Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Harvest Passes Halfway Mark

Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Harvest Passes Halfway Mark

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Sugarcane and second rice crop harvest continued. A little rain would sure be in order to help

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Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 14, 2017

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

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Louisiana Field Reports: Ideal Conditions for Sugarcane, Ratoon Rice Harvest

Louisiana Field Reports: Ideal Conditions for Sugarcane, Ratoon Rice Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 12, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish  “Sugarcane and second crop rice harvest continued with ideal field conditions, favorable yields have been reported. Warm

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Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Ratoon Rice Harvest Well Underway

Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Ratoon Rice Harvest Well Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 5, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Sugarcane harvest proceeded well with favorable yields. Second crop of rice harvest continued in areas, and crawfish

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Louisiana Field Reports: Ratoon Rice Harvest Reporting Good Yields

Louisiana Field Reports: Ratoon Rice Harvest Reporting Good Yields

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 30, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 29, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “After a couple of frosty mornings, spring planted crops are turning color with the season. Combines begin

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Louisiana Field Reports: Beneficial Rains as 2nd Crop Rice Nears Harvest

Louisiana Field Reports: Beneficial Rains as 2nd Crop Rice Nears Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 22, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Rain over the weekend was beneficial in many areas. Sugarcane harvest proceeded, soybeans were all harvested, and

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