Louisiana Crawfish: Potential Impacts from Approaching Hurricanes Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Widespread flooding from hurricanes Marco and Laura could impact crawfish production this coming season, but the extent of any damage will depend on whether crawfish producers are able to get […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Coronavirus Relief Now Available Aug 18, 2020

🕔Aug 18, 2020
From now until Sept. 11, crawfish farmers can apply for assistance from a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to compensate them for losses related to the coronavirus pandemic. “This program […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Planting Rice for Forage Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
If you are planning on planting rice for crawfish forage, the best time to plant is in late July or the first week of August. Last summer we did a […]

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: Income Down, Season Shortened Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
Results from a survey of crawfish producers show that decreased demand for their product is resulting in lost income of about $500 an acre and a season that could end […]

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 Q&A for Growers Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Note: During this Corvid 19 Virus situation, all LSU AgCenter offices are closed and Extension Agents are required to work from home (using phone and internet). We can still do […]

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 Rice: How Does Harvesting a 2nd Crop Affect Crawfish? Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
An LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant agent is studying the effects of crawfish production following a second crop of rice. Mark Shirley is conducting the study requested by farmers who […]

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