Louisiana Sugarcane: Cautious Optimism Marks Start of Soggy Harvest Oct 14, 2021

🕔Oct 14, 2021
According to statistics from the American Sugar Cane League in Thibodaux, approximately 463,000 acres of cane were harvested by 417 farms in Louisiana in 2020. With an average of 8,568 […]

Louisiana: Sweet Potato Field Day Reveals Advanced Lines, Improved Techniques Oct 8, 2021

🕔Oct 8, 2021
The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station recently shared its 2021 field day video presentations. “We’re excited about the research and extension programs, many of which focus on foundation seed […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Field Day, Napoleonville, Oct. 20 Oct 5, 2021

🕔Oct 5, 2021
The LSU AgCenter will host a Sugarcane Field Day on Oct. 20 at Keith Dugas Farm in Assumption Parish. The forum is supported by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and […]

Louisiana Ag Suffers at Least $584M in Damage from Hurricane Ida Sep 23, 2021

🕔Sep 23, 2021
The Louisiana agriculture industry has suffered at least $584 million in damage after Hurricane Ida walloped the southeastern portion of the state last month with strong winds and flooding, according […]

Louisiana Soybeans: 2021 Variety Trial Testing Results Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
One of the most important decisions a soybean producer makes every year is variety selection. The LSU AgCenter conducts an Official Variety Trial (OVT) and Core-block demonstration plots to provide […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Cercospora Leaf Blight Sep 13, 2021

🕔Sep 13, 2021
Cercospora leaf blight has been a bane to soybean farmers in the mid-South region of the United States for the better part of two decades, costing the industry more than […]

Louisiana Cotton: Diagnosing In-Season Potassium Deficiency Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Potassium (K) is the second most critical nutrient after nitrogen (N) for cotton production. Potassium deficiency can cause significant lint yield reduction with reduced fiber quality. Cotton experiences K deficiency […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Applying Harvest Aids Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Use of a herbicide as a desiccant in soybean has become popular to potentially improve harvest efficiency in Louisiana. Herbicides such as paraquat, Aim, Sharpen, and sodium chlorate are labeled […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Wet Weather, New Varieties Highlight Field Day Discussions Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
The story of the past two years in Louisiana sugarcane production has been a tale of two very different seasons for farmers. After tallying a bumper harvest from late September […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Late-Season Nitrogen Application – Does It Work? Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
Nitrogen (N) is the most yield limiting nutrient for any row crop including soybean. Since soybean, like other legume crops, can fix atmospheric N symbiotically through Rhizobium bacteria (Bradyrhizobia japonicum), […]

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