Louisiana Field Reports: Needed Rains Plus a Little Extra

🕔Apr 8, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 7, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vince Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “There were two major rain events in […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean Planting Begins, Rice at Full Speed

🕔Apr 2, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 31, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vince Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Weather has been beneficial to spring planting. […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Planting Takes Off with Drier Conditions

🕔Mar 25, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 24, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vince Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Drier conditions allowed for field preparation and […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Young Farmer Streamlines As He Expands – DTN

🕔Feb 22, 2019Bobby Morris heads out early on hot and humid Louisiana summer mornings to inspect his sugarcane fields. You can hear the cane growing, he says, more than an inch per […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Acreage Likely to Increase in 2019

🕔Feb 12, 2019Sugarcane acreage in Louisiana is likely to increase this year after the recent successful harvest, LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois predicted at a recent meeting for sugarcane growers in […]

Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Grinds to a Successful Halt

🕔Jan 22, 2019The 2018 Louisiana sugarcane harvest resulted in record yield in terms of tonnage but a reduced sugar recovery from last year. “When it’s all said and done, we should make […]

Sugarcane: Maximizing Yields with Multispectral Imaging Technologies

🕔Dec 4, 2018When it comes to profitable sugarcane, the goal of every grower is to achieve the highest possible sucrose yield at the lowest production cost possible. Sugarcane yields correlate with nitrogen […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Wrapping Up Ratoon Rice – Quality Concerns

🕔Nov 26, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 25, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Jimmy Meaux, Calcasieu Parish “Not too much rain fall during last week […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Heavy Rains Bring Unsatisfying End to Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 11, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Point Coupee Parish “Continued rainfall made it difficult to harvest […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: New Record in Sight Despite Difficult Harvest

🕔Nov 12, 2018The 2018 Louisiana sugarcane crop has the potential to set a record if weather conditions are favorable. “We have a tremendously good crop out there,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth […]

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