Louisiana: Crawfish Farmers Urged Not to Drain Ponds Yet Despite Drop in Sales Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Crawfish producer Allen McLain’s business has dropped dramatically because of the coronavirus’ impact on the restaurant business. “We’re struggling. It’s not looking good,” said McLain, of Abbeville. A big portion […]

Louisiana: Farmers Begin Planting Amid Uncertain Prices Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
Planting is underway or about to start for most crops, and farmers are watching the markets closely as the world economy reels from the fallout created by the novel coronavirus. […]

Louisiana: Planting Season Rolling Along Despite Coronavirus Closures   Mar 17, 2020

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🕔Mar 17, 2020
Many  schools and workplaces have  closed up shop amid the coronavirus pandemic. But in the world of agriculture,  the show must go on. In Louisiana, this  is rice and corn  planting season […]

LSU AgCenter Researcher Receives Distinguished Service Award Mar 6, 2020

🕔Mar 6, 2020
LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Groth received the Distinguished Service Award from the Rice Technical Working Group on Feb. 26. The working group is an organization of researchers and academicians […]

Louisiana Rice: LSU AgCenter Gives Farmers Optimistic Outlook Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
Farmers heard about several optimistic developments in the international rice trade at the 2020 meeting of the Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association on Feb. 10. Betsy Ward, […]

Louisiana: Row Rice Appeal Highlighted for Northeastern Growers Feb 6, 2020

🕔Feb 6, 2020
Farmers at the Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum on Feb. 4 heard about the benefits and challenges of growing row rice. The practice uses irrigation with poly pipe or rainwater to […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Mild Winter Could Mean More Disease Feb 4, 2020

🕔Feb 4, 2020
This winter’s mild weather could be setting up the next sugarcane crop for diseases, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist warned at a meeting on Jan. 30 for cane growers in […]

Louisiana: LSU AgCenter Teaches Benefits of New Tech Jan 27, 2020

🕔Jan 27, 2020
Farmers can benefit from using emerging technology on their farms by reducing expenses and increasing crop yields, LSU AgCenter experts advised at a digital agriculture conference held on Jan. 23. […]

Louisiana Rice: AgCenter Experts Offer Farmers Tips on Upcoming Season Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Rice farmers preparing for the 2020 crop heard recently from LSU AgCenter experts about what they should be considering before they get into the fields. The meetings were held in […]

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 […]

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