Louisiana: Crawfish Season Winding Down; Time to Restock Ponds May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
With crawfish season winding down, an LSU AgCenter crawfish specialist has written guidelines for stocking new ponds. “Now and the next few weeks would be a good time to stock […]

Louisiana Crawfish: 5 Steps to Minimize Impacts of White Spot Syndrome Virus May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
1. Avoid unnecessary stocking of existing ponds: Research has shown that population density, management of water quality and forage crops has roughly 20 times as much influence on crawfish size […]

Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Take a Hit from COVID-19 Apr 7, 2020

🕔Apr 7, 2020
Spring in Louisiana is supposed to be a lively, bustling time. It’s planting season for rice farmers, Mardis Gras for tourists, and crawfish boils for the locals. But the COVID-19 […]

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: Crawfish Raising Tips Offered at Producer Meeting Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019
Crawfish season is just around the corner, but an LSU AgCenter crawfish expert advised that it’s too early to start flooding fields. LSU AgCenter and Sea Grant crawfish specialist Mark Shirley said […]

Louisiana: LSU Plans 5 Crawfish Workshops Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019
The LSU AgCenter will host five crawfish meetings in south Louisiana to help producers get ready for the upcoming season. “Pond management, including water and vegetation management, are among the […]

Louisiana Crawfish: 6 Tips for Stocking Rice Fields May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
The cool weather we had in March and April delayed the growth of young rice and thus has delayed crawfish stocking. Some fields won’t be ready to stock until the […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Almost Time to Flood Ponds Sep 17, 2018

🕔Sep 17, 2018
It’s almost time to flood crawfish ponds and get started on another season, said Mark Shirley, aquaculture specialist with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. But he recommends that […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Floodwaters Can Affect Water Quality in Ponds Aug 30, 2017

🕔Aug 30, 2017
Ray 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 […]

Louisiana Crawfish: LSU AgCenter Seeks to Add Value to State’s Crop Aug 16, 2017

🕔Aug 16, 2017
An LSU AgCenter researcher is working on ways to add value to the Louisiana crawfish crop. Tail meat is the main reason farmers raise crawfish, but Subramaniam Sathivel sees benefits […]

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