Wheat continuing to grow with colder weather near

wheat head damage

by:

Josh Lofton, LSU AgCenter, Field Crop Agronomist and Wheat Specialist

Steve Harrison, LSU AgCenter, Wheat Breeder

In recent weeks, the wheat crop has experienced near optimum growing conditions across much of the state. This has allowed the wheat crop to develop rapidly, although the crop is still late in heading this spring. The return

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2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day Final Program

2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day Final Program

 

Damage to Corn From Flooding

flooded corn field

Dan Fromme, Beatrix Haggard, and Josh Lofton

LSU AgCenter Agronomists

During the past weekend, portions of our corn-producing areas received in excess of 6-8 inches of rainfall, which has created flooding in corn fields. A significant portion of the state’s corn fields are between emergence and the 2-3 leaf stage. Corn is extremely

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LSU AgCenter Northeast Region Rolling Crops Field Tour – July 10, 2014, Winnsboro, LA

The LSU AgCenter will host a “Rolling Crops Field Tour” on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The tour will begin and end at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, LA. Registration starts at 11 a.m., and transport vans will depart the station at 11:30 a.m. The tour will travel to variety demonstration plots in West Carroll,

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2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day

Wheat Field Day flyer

Winter wheat progressing, cold damage likely not severe

Josh Lofton and Steve Harrison- LSU AgCenter

Over the last few weeks, the winter wheat crop has gone through the gamut of late winter/early spring conditions.  During the week of February 10th, much of the state experienced bitterly cold temperatures as well as snow and ice.  This was followed by nearly ideal conditions for the

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Control Weeds Prior to Planting Corn

Dr. Daniel Stephenson, LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center

Dr. Donnie Miller, LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station

As the snow and ice melt, fields begin to dry, and the extended forecast predicts better conditions for weed management strategies, burndown applications will be going out.  Research has shown that burndown applications need

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Get the “Dirt” on SoilWeb – Phone App Review

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We have reached a point in society where most of the population is talking about information overload. For some relief, this fact sheet provides information and background on the SoilWeb phone application. The phone used for this was an iPhone® 5s; the author did not have an AndroidTM to test.

Highlights:

Great app for general

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2014 Projected Commodity Costs and Returns for Louisiana

Please see the link below for information on the 2014 projected commodity costs and returns for Louisiana.

Cotton, Soybean, Corn, Grain Sorghum and Wheat Production in Louisiana

The Importance of a Rapid and Uniform Plant Stand in Corn

Figure 1. Delayed emergence in corn plants can result in disadvantaged corn plants as well as potential decreased yields.

Dan Fromme1, Beatrix Haggard2, Josh Lofton2, and Rick Mascagni3

LSU AgCenter

Alexandria1, Winnsboro2, and St. Joseph3, respectively 

Planting the 2014 corn crop is just around the corner and everyone is asking when we should plant.  The goals to a successful corn establishment are a rapid and uniform stand emergence.  To achieve this

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