Nitrogen is the most yield liming nutrient for corn production. Corn requires nitrogen for amino acids, protein, and chlorophyll production. Chlorophyll is the key component for photosynthesis. Chlorophyll deficiency results […]
After weeks of frequent fronts and thunderstorms -- plus cold weather -- farmers are moving into warmer weather and maybe a drier pattern. They need it to finish planting in May.
Farmers take advantage of open weather in parts of the region but colder temperatures are in the forecast. That may punch the pause button for some growers, especially in the upper Midsouth.
For cotton farmers, the 2020 season is starting out much like 2019 -- cold and wet with plenty of delays. Significant cotton planting in the Delta states probably won't start until May.
Cotton farmers should look to soil temperature rather than the calendar for optimal planting time, according to LSU AgCenter experts. Cotton is usually planted between mid-April and mid-May in Louisiana; […]
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 […]
Phone calls have been coming in regarding applying an in-furrow starter fertilizer at corn planting. An in-furrow starter is commonly called a “pop-up” fertilizer, and is applied in the seed […]
Cotton specialists from across the country have named Dan Fromme the Cotton Extension Specialist of the Year. Fromme, who holds the Tom and Martha Burch and Delta and Pine Land […]
Louisiana: Corn Harvest Off to Disappointing Start Aug 21, 2019
Corn harvest in Louisiana is underway, and this year’s crop is not expected to set any records. LSU AgCenter corn specialist Dan Fromme said yields appear to be down by […]
The wet spring has created soil conditions that are not conducive to good corn root growth and development. Potassium (K) deficiency in corn is one result of these conditions. The […]