Louisiana: Assessing Crops in Hurricane Delta’s Aftermath Oct 14, 2020

🕔Oct 14, 2020
Hurricane Delta cut a similar path through Louisiana as Hurricane Laura, with many crops still in the field affected by the second major storm to hit the state in six […]

Louisiana: Ag Impacts from Laura Less Destructive Than Feared Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Although definitive results won’t be available for a few days, the effects on agriculture appear to be less destructive than most people feared before Hurricane Laura struck, but forests and […]

Louisiana Farmers Prepare for Hurricane Laura Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Farmers are preparing for Hurricane Laura by getting their crops out of the fields and moving livestock away from coastal areas. A previous storm that hit the Cameron Parish coast […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Planting Off to Successful Start Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Good weather has allowed sugarcane farmers to get started planting their new crop. LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois said July was wet. “These first two weeks in August have been drier, […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Prior Harvest Affected 2019 Crop Jan 10, 2020

🕔Jan 10, 2020
Kenneth Gravois, LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist, said the muddy 2018 harvest affected the recent sugarcane crop with reduced cane tonnage. “It was a light crop,” Gravois said. “Anytime you have […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Grinds to a Successful Halt Jan 22, 2019

🕔Jan 22, 2019
The 2018 Louisiana sugarcane harvest resulted in record yield in terms of tonnage but a reduced sugar recovery from last year. “When it’s all said and done, we should make […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: New Record in Sight Despite Difficult Harvest Nov 12, 2018

🕔Nov 12, 2018
The 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: Sugarcane School Cranks Up Sep 21, 2018

🕔Sep 21, 2018
Young farmers and those new to the sugarcane industry recently went back to school at the LSU AgCenter to get a better understanding of how the industry operates. Mike Salassi, […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Planting Underway as Fields Dry Mar 20, 2018

🕔Mar 20, 2018
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 18, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Pointe Coupee Parish “Certain areas of the parish were starting […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane, Wheat Crops Withstand Freeze Jan 8, 2018

🕔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 […]

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