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 […]

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 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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