Cover Crop Workshop – January 21, 2015

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World Soil Day

Today is World Soil Day. If you have any questions about soil samples, cover crops, or fertilizers please contact your local extension agent.

 

Remember to soil test, don’t guess.

For further information:

Beatrix Haggard

(318)498-2967

 

Louisiana Pollinator Cooperative Conservation Program

The Louisiana Pollinator Cooperative Conservation Program (LPCCP) has been established to foster cooperation among bee keepers, pesticide applicators and agricultural producers for the purpose of preventing honey bees and pollinators from the unreasonable exposure to pesticides through education and stewardship recommendations in the state of Louisiana.

Cooperative Stewardship Recommendations Adopted by the Louisiana Pollinator Cooperative

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Preliminary results for statewide grain sorghum OVT

Rick Mascagni, Dustin Harrell, Blair Buckley, William Waltman, Daniel Fromme, and Josh Lofton- LSU AgCenter

Preliminary results are attached from the 2014 official grain sorghum hybrid trials. Results presented include individual hybrid trials from the six statewide locations as well as the average yield across all trial locations. This information should be utilized as a

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2014 Grain Sorghum Update and On-farm Demonstration Results

Josh Lofton, David Kerns, Trey Price, and Sebe Brown- Macon Ridge Research Station, LSU AgCenter

The 2014 season has been a challenging one for grain sorghum producers around the state. These challenges began with planting. The cooler spring temperatures and high soil moisture delayed early season planting in many areas around the state. Many growers

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Target Spot in Louisiana Cotton

Photo 3.  Multiple target spot lesions.

Trey Price, Assistant Professor, Field Crop Pathology, Macon Ridge Research Station Dan Fromme, Associate Professor, Cotton and Corn Specialist, Dean Lee Research Station

Target spot, a fungal foliar disease caused by Corynespora cassicola, has been observed in Franklin, Madison, Tensas, Red River, Natchitoches, and Rapides parishes on many different varieties. I suspect that the disease

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Harvest Checklist for Yield Monitors and Yield Data

Corn Harvest

Harvest Checklist for Yield Monitors and Yield Data

Dennis Burns: Tensas Parish County Agent

Check that all yield monitors have a list of fields, crops and varieties stored in the memory so that field names and crop information is correct and consistent Always start harvest with a clean data card.

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Wheat cultural management in Louisiana

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by:

Josh Lofton and Steve Harrison, LSU AgCenter

 

As much of the state is just gearing up for harvest of corn, soybeans and grain sorghum, it is time to start preparing for the state’s wheat crop. While wheat planting is still months away, it is this early season management that begins to determine the

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Late-season weather affecting corn crop

by:

Josh Lofton and Dan Fromme, LSU AgCenter

 

 

Over the past several days Louisiana has experienced some severe weather across the state. Most notable was the severe weather of August 11. Damage from this storm has been felt from northern Louisiana through the rice-growing areas of southern Louisiana. While reports of hail have

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Black Root Rot Suspected in Louisiana Soybean

Assistant Professor, Field Crop Pathology, Macon Ridge Research Station

Over the past two weeks, I have received many phone calls and conducted numerous field visits concerning black root rot of soybean. The suspected causal agent is Thielaviopsis basicola, which has primarily been described as a seedling disease of cotton. In 2009, the disease was described

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