Louisiana: AgCenter Researchers Awarded Grants Totaling $1.5Mln Jan 27, 2022

🕔Jan 27, 2022
LSU AgCenter researchers have recently been awarded three U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grants totaling more than $1.5 million to study diseases and pests destructive […]

Louisiana Rice: New Herbicides Available This Year Feb 8, 2018

🕔Feb 8, 2018
With the start of rice planting roughly a month away, farmers will have new herbicides to fight weeds in the upcoming growing season. LSU AgCenter weed scientist Eric Webster, talking at […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Potential New Varieties, Plant Diseases Highlight Field Day Jul 20, 2017

🕔Jul 20, 2017
Louisiana sugarcane growers and consultants heard about new sugarcane varieties in the pipeline along with plant diseases and other topics on July 19 during the annual field day at the […]

Louisiana Rice: 2017 Acres Down 8%; Rice Water Weevils, Mexican Corn Borer Expected May 29, 2017

🕔May 29, 2017
This year’s Louisiana rice planting, estimated at 400,000 acres, is 8% less than last year, according to LSU AgCenter rice extension specialist Dustin Harrell.  AgCenter estimates for the 2016 crop were […]

Louisiana Rice: Choosing the Right Insecticidal Seed Treatment Mar 22, 2017

🕔Mar 22, 2017
Early season insect pests represent a consistent threat in Louisiana which can hurt the rice crop right from the onset of the growing season. Fortunately, farmers have several insecticidal seed […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: West Indian Cane Fly Reappears Along with Other Pests Jul 22, 2016

🕔Jul 22, 2016
Louisiana sugarcane growers and consultants heard about a sporadic insect pest and a new, unidentified weed on July 20 during the annual field day at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research […]

Mexican Rice Borer Can’t Be Stopped, Only Managed May 4, 2016

🕔May 4, 2016
The Mexican rice borer is an invasive species first detected in Texas in 1980, which spread eastward reaching Louisiana in 2008. This pest damages grass crops including rice, sugarcane and corn. […]

Rice: New Resource for Managing the Mexican Rice Borer Apr 13, 2016

🕔Apr 13, 2016
A moth caterpillar called the Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini) has taken a heavy toll on sugar cane and rice crops in Texas, and has moved into Louisiana, Florida, and […]

Louisiana Rice Farmers Hear Optimistic Outlook at LSU Meetings Jan 7, 2016

🕔Jan 7, 2016
Rice farmers attending LSU AgCenter producer meetings are getting a dose of much needed optimism for 2016, with the start of planting season only two months away. The good news includes the […]

Louisiana Rice: Working to Control the Mexican Rice Borer – Video Nov 6, 2015

🕔Nov 6, 2015
Rice farmers in south Louisiana have battled the Mexican Rice Borer since 2008. The pest invades the stem of growing rice plants and can drastically reduce yields during harvest. TWILA’s […]

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