Louisiana Field Reports: Heavy Rains Bring Unsatisfying End to Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 11, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Point Coupee Parish “Continued rainfall made it difficult to harvest […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Get Equipment Ready for Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2018Ponds have been flooded for a month or so and farmers are preparing for crawfish harvesting. It is time to check the traps, make repairs to the boat and plan […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: New Record in Sight Despite Difficult Harvest

🕔Nov 12, 2018The 2018 Louisiana sugarcane crop has the potential to set a record if weather conditions are favorable. “We have a tremendously good crop out there,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth […]

Louisiana Cotton: Harvest Yields Mixed Reactions

🕔Nov 9, 2018Louisiana’s 2018 cotton crop is being harvested with mixed reactions. “A lot of people were happy; a lot of people were sad,” said LSU AgCenter cotton specialist Dan Fromme. Northwest […]

Louisiana Sorghum: Extension Urges Growers to Give It a 2nd Try

🕔Nov 8, 2018Louisiana’s grain sorghum acreage has dwindled in the past few years to a tiny fraction of what was grown just a decade ago — a shift driven by a shrinking […]

Louisiana Field Reports: 2nd Rice Harvest Begins, Good Initial Yields

🕔Nov 6, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Stuart Gauthier, Saint Martin Parish “Wet conditions and heavy rains kept fields […]

Louisiana Citrus: Early, Sweet Crop Despite Cold Winter

🕔Nov 1, 2018Citrus growers were concerned that the cold temperatures last winter would destroy this year’s crop. But that has not been the case. Barton Joffrion, LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Terrebonne […]

Louisiana Citrus: Disease, Insects Causing Concern for Growers

🕔Oct 31, 2018As the citrus harvest ramps up in Louisiana, some growers have discovered internal dry rot of fruit this year. Mature fruit looks otherwise healthy from the outside, but internal dry […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Hurried Harvest Between Rains

🕔Oct 30, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 28, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Stuart Gauthier, Saint Martin Parish “Drying conditions toward the end of the […]

Louisiana: Grain Sorghum Symposium, Mansura, Nov. 7

🕔Oct 24, 2018The LSU AgCenter will host a symposium on grain sorghum production at its Avoyelles Parish office on Nov. 7. The program will start at 9 a.m. and end with a […]

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