Wheat Disease Management Update

Stripe rust in wheat.

Trey Price and Boyd Padgett- LSU AgCenter

 

If not properly managed, diseases can negatively impact yield and quality. Leaf rust and stripe rust are the most troublesome diseases producers have to manage. Based on LSU AgCenter tests, yields may be reduced by 50 percent by rusts. This demonstrates the need to effectively manage these

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N management in wheat

Josh Lofton, Steve Harrison, and Beatrix Haggard- LSU AgCenter

As we transition from January to February and wheat begins to show spring growth, it’s time to think about applying topdress N fertilizer. Most wheat is around Feekes 5 (green-up; http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/wheat/docs/mime-5.pdf) growth stage, and it’s time to begin applying topdress N. Decisions on N fertilization rate

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Louisiana Rice Notes – Issue 1 – January 21, 2015

Please find the first issue of the 2015 Louisiana Rice Notes below.

Link for pdf LA Rice notes 1 21 2015_1.

If you have any questions or comments please contact:

Dr. Dustin Harrell

(337)250-3553

Dharrell@agcenter.lsu.edu

2014 Grain Sorghum Research and Extension Summary

By: Rick Mascagni and Josh Lofton, LSU AgCenter

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For further questions, please contact:

Josh Lofton, Field crop agronomist, LSU AgCenter, jlofton@agcenter.lsu.edu

 

2015 Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices

By:

Dr. Ronnie Levy: LSU AgCenter Soybean Specialist

2015 Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices

For more information please contact Dr. Ronnie Levy at rlevy@agcenter.lsu.edu

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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