Louisiana Sugarcane: Cautious Optimism Marks Start of Soggy Harvest Oct 14, 2021

🕔Oct 14, 2021
According to statistics from the American Sugar Cane League in Thibodaux, approximately 463,000 acres of cane were harvested by 417 farms in Louisiana in 2020. With an average of 8,568 […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Wet Weather, New Varieties Highlight Field Day Discussions Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
The story of the past two years in Louisiana sugarcane production has been a tale of two very different seasons for farmers. After tallying a bumper harvest from late September […]

Louisiana: Assessing Freeze Damage to Crops, Livestock, Crawfish Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
The LSU AgCenter is surveying agricultural producers to estimate damage totals resulting from last month’s freezing weather. The recent freezing weather came just as farmers were getting back on their […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: ‘Wait and See’ Approach to Freeze Damage Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
More than 60 hours of subfreezing temperatures, including lows in the mid- to lower teens in the northern region of the Louisiana sugarcane belt, has many growers concerned about the […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Farmers Meet Virtually to Prepare for 2021 Feb 11, 2021

🕔Feb 11, 2021
After completing a successful harvest, sugarcane farmers in the Bayou Teche area met online Feb. 9 with LSU AgCenter experts to find out what they should be doing to prepare […]

Louisiana: Assessing Crops in Hurricane Delta’s Aftermath Oct 14, 2020

🕔Oct 14, 2020
Hurricane Delta cut a similar path through Louisiana as Hurricane Laura, with many crops still in the field affected by the second major storm to hit the state in six […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Harvest in the Path of Hurricane Delta Pauses Oct 8, 2020

🕔Oct 8, 2020
Chad Hanks started harvesting his sugarcane crop on Sept. 29, a week behind schedule. The Lafayette-area farmer said he waited for Hurricane Sally to pass before getting into his fields. […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Planting Off to Successful Start Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Good weather has allowed sugarcane farmers to get started planting their new crop. LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois said July was wet. “These first two weeks in August have been drier, […]

Louisiana: Field Day Videos Available for Viewing Jul 20, 2020

🕔Jul 20, 2020
The first virtual LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center field tour included 17 presentations loaded with information for agricultural crops, beef cattle and horticulture. Videos of the presentations […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: 2020 Crop Off to Good Start May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
The LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist said farmers are pleased with the progress of the current crop. Kenneth Gravois said farmers have benefitted from favorable weather and good growing conditions since planting […]

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