Louisiana: Record Sugarcane Crop Discussed at Jeanerette Meeting

🕔Feb 28, 2018High tonnage and sugar content were hot topics of discussion at an LSU AgCenter meeting for Teche area sugarcane farmers on Feb. 27. Kenneth Gravois, AgCenter sugarcane specialist, summed up […]

Louisiana Rice: Improved Varieties Highlight Producer Meetings

🕔Jan 11, 2018The first part of an annual series of LSU AgCenter meetings for rice farmers in south Louisiana wrapped up Wednesday (Jan. 10). Scientists from the AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

🕔Nov 14, 2017The 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. […]

Louisiana Sweet Potato Harvest Off to Late Start

🕔Oct 11, 2017After a challenging growing season, Louisiana farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes, but the crop is somewhat delayed in areas. Development of this year’s crop has been slow for some growers, […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Dry Weather Moving Harvest Along

🕔Sep 15, 2017Louisiana farmers are benefiting from long overdue dry weather that has allowed them to cut hay, harvest soybeans and plant sugarcane. “This spell of dry weather will let us get […]

Louisiana: Harvey Creates Problems for Farmers

🕔Sep 1, 2017Farmers Adam Habetz and Josh Sikes were getting their first look at their crops on Aug. 30 just after Tropical Storm Harvey had passed over western Calcasieu Parish. “I was […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Floodwaters Can Affect Water Quality in Ponds

🕔Aug 30, 2017Ray McClain, LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, said deep floods should not be allowed to remain on crawfish ponds because the water will be low in oxygen. “It’s not a bad […]

Southwest Louisiana Farmers Scramble Ahead of Approaching Hurricane

🕔Aug 25, 2017Agricultural producers are scrambling across southwest Louisiana to protect their livelihoods, making final preparations in case Hurricane Harvey hits Louisiana. Keith Savoie, LSU AgCenter extension agent in Cameron Parish, said […]

Louisiana Rice: Hurricane Threatens Balance of State’s Harvest

🕔Aug 24, 2017The 2017 rice harvest is wrapping up in south Louisiana with overall results considered fair because of unfavorable weather, but an approaching tropical storm could complicate getting the remaining crop […]

Louisiana Rice: Rains Slow Harvest; Yields Look Fair-to-Good

🕔Jul 14, 2017The rice harvest in south Louisiana has gotten off to a wet start that is preventing farmers from getting into their fields, LSU AgCenter rice extension specialist Dustin Harrell said on July […]

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