It was very slow and quiet again at the legislature with the end in sight. We continue to watch the LSU AgCenter budget, but other than that, we are waiting for the next session. The special session will begin one minute after this one ends! Have a nice Memorial Day weekend, and thank you to all of those who have served our country!Read More
Today's Top Stories
in Louisiana Agriculture
by AgFax Media LLC
Stink bugs are turning up in corn in parts of the Southeast. An early and large bollworm moth flight is underway in Arkansas. See comments by Gus Lorenz. Soybean rust has been confirmed in 3 counties in south Mississippi.Read More
by Leigh Guidry
LEESVILLE — The mission to increase the longleaf pine population to 8 million acres is going to take an "all-lands" approach, and the shared goal is bringing federal agencies and private landowners together.
by USA Rice
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Louisiana rice farmers and USA Rice members Eric Unkel and Jeffrey Sylvester spent the day here visiting their Members of Congress and participating in the White House briefing on “Business Opportunities in Cuba.”
by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter
LAKE ARTHUR, La. – One or two breeding lines of rice will be chosen this year for seed increases that could result in the first variety release for new rice technology called Provisia.
Thrips remain the primary focus as far as insects go. More foliar applications have been going out. Pressure is falling off to a degree in parts of Louisiana. Warmer conditions should allow more plants to grow past thrips vulnerability.Read More