Louisiana Crawfish: White Spot Showing up in Ponds Apr 16, 2022

🕔Apr 16, 2022
This past week we have receives more calls about crawfish dying in traps and dead floating crawfish drifting in the pond.  These are the classic signs of White Spot Syndrome […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Mild Weather Gets Season Off to Early Start Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
Above-average temperatures in November and December have helped Louisiana’s crawfish season get off to a fast start. Water temperatures in some ponds were as high as 75 degrees at the […]

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 Crawfish: Oxygen Management – Flood-Up Through Dec. Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
BOD stands for Biochemical Oxygen Demand. Scientists use this laboratory test to measure how fast oxygen is consumed in water. High demand occurs when large amounts of rice straw or […]

Louisiana: Ag Impacts from Laura Less Destructive Than Feared Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Although definitive results won’t be available for a few days, the effects on agriculture appear to be less destructive than most people feared before Hurricane Laura struck, but forests and […]

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: 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 Rice: Virtual Field Day, July 1 May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
The 2020 field day at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station will be held online only because of the challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic. The internet […]

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