Challenges with N management in high moisture conditions

Corn seedlings under high moisture conditions

Josh Lofton and Beatrix Haggard- LSU AgCenter

The 2015 corn season has started off very challenging for the majority of the state. Much of the corn that has been planted was planted later within the optimum window, while several producers are still trying to decide on whether to plant the final intended acres (A great

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Louisiana Rice Notes – 4

by: Dustin Harrell

PDF version – Rice Notes 4_April 17

Rain, Rain and More Rain…

Over the past 10 days all we have seen is rain, rain and more rain. Very little rice has been planted in Northeast Louisiana. In Southwest Louisiana however, I would estimate that 90 to 95% of the rice has been

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Choosing to use N inhibitors or not in Mid-South corn

by: Beatrix Haggard and Josh Lofton

The drying conditions in recent days have resulted in a percentage of corn finally being planted. While most producers are focused on planting, these intense planting conditions will result in a short window for N fertilization. With this narrowed window between planting and N fertilization, it is time to

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As corn planting has begun, don’t forget about the wheat crop

Josh Lofton, Trey Price, Boyd Padgett, Beatrix Haggard, and Steve Harrison- LSU AgCenter

As warmer and drier conditions have arrived in Louisiana, corn planting has greatly picked up. In doing so, a lot of attention has shifted away from the winter wheat to corn. However, while these environmental conditions greatly benefit corn planting, they also

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March Edition of the Louisiana Crops Newsletter

Please click the link to access the March edition of the Louisiana crops newsletter.

Louisiana Crops Newsletter March 2015

Transform Granted Section 18 for Control of Sugarcane Aphid in Louisiana Sorghum (Forage, Grain or Stover) for 2015 Production Season

Transform Section 18 Letter for 2015

Please follow the link above to access the section 18 letter. The approval letter outlines the effective and expiration dates for the use of Transform in sorghum, as well as specifics regarding number of applications and maximum acreage treated in Louisiana.

If you have any questions or concerns about

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Cold snap could have impact on winter wheat crop

Josh Lofton and Steve Harrison- LSU AgCenter

Louisiana has experienced a relatively mild winter across much of the state. This has allowed for some “catch-up” growth for a winter wheat crop that was planted in poor conditions early in the season or with better conditions very late in the fall. However, recent colder conditions have

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Spring Edition of LSU AgCenter Northeast Region Ag News

Please see the link below for more information.

Northeast Region Ag News

Louisiana Rice Notes – Issue 2

PDF VERSION FOUND HERE

Acephate found on exported rice

A detectable a level of acephate (an organophosphate insecticide) was identified in a recent shipment of rice by a receiving country’s grain inspection service. This is the third time acephate has been detected in U.S. exported rice the past three months.

In Louisiana, acephate is

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Cover crop management decisions

Reproductive structure of the Brassica cover crops.

Josh Lofton and Beatrix Haggard, LSU AgCenter

Now is the time when most cover crops shift from fall and winter growth to spring growth. Evaluate spring management of cover crops based on intended purpose, cover crop planted, and successive crop. Termination needs to have already occurred or needs to occur shortly. For soybeans and cotton

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