It's the beginning of a new crop year for Louisiana's sugarcane growers and LSU AgCenter researchers start the cycle by presenting reports to the growers on their research on sugarcane disease, variety improvement, pesticide efficacy, insect threats and the economic outlook.
The Latest News in Louisiana Agriculture
By the Louisiana Radio Network
Crawfish season in Louisiana may be slightly delayed this year thanks to last week’s arctic blast, but the good news is that they did survive. Dr. Greg Lutz with the LSU Ag-Center says when it gets extremely cold, crawfish just sit there and can’t move even if they wanted to.
By Avery Davidson and Kristen Oaks-White
NASHVILLE, TN — Russell and Amelia Kent of East Feliciana Parish are the 2018 American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award Winners. They are the winners of a new Ford truck, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, and will also receive paid registration to the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada, Feb. 16-19.
George LaCour, Louisiana cotton producer and Chairman of The Cotton Board said, “Cotton Incorporated has been working on this technology for many years. Gossypol naturally occurs in cottonseed and limits its potential as animal feed. This technology could broaden the animal feed market for cottonseed.”Read More
By Astrid van den Broek, FreshPlaza.com
Tapping into the local food supply trend, one Louisiana-based grower is seeing a demand for its product, butter lettuce, grow in a new type of greenhouse. “We’re greenhouse grown so our supply of butter lettuce right now is great,” says Kohlie Frantzen of Helical Outpost Farms, LLC.
By Irvin Hendriz, LSU AgCenter
The Louisiana Master Farmer Program continues to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a national leader in promoting the protection of the environment, natural resources and agricultural sustainability.
By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter
Christian Richard’s farm in southwest Louisiana near Kaplan is a work in progress, and it has been for decades.Richard credits his grandparents for laying the conservation groundwork with numerous improvements on the land he now farms. “My grandparents have done a lot of work,” he said.
Carey Martin takes a look at the latest news in Louisiana agriculture, yesterday's grain market analysis and prices, and the latest livestock markets on The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network.Read More
By Steve Hardy, The Advocate, Baton Rouge
Like other Louisiana denizens, crawfish rode out the recent cold by bundling up and lazing around. Except, when the crustaceans burrow into the mud to ward off the chill, they enter a special dormant state.
By Candy Rodrigues, Fox29, Lake Charles
WELSH - It's the beginning of a new year, which also means the start to a new rice crop season. However, for the past couple of years, rice farmers across the state have experienced a drop in yields due to weather conditions impacting the cash crop.
By Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter
HAMMOND — The LSU AgCenter will offer a landscape pest management workshop on Feb. 15 at the Hammond Research Station. “This is a great opportunity for ornamental horticulture industry professionals to hear the latest on pest management in the landscape,” said AgCenter horticulture researcher Yan Chen.