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
READ FULL ARTICLE Challenges with N management in high moisture conditions
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
READ FULL ARTICLE Louisiana Rice Notes – 4
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
READ FULL ARTICLE Choosing to use N inhibitors or not in Mid-South corn
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
READ FULL ARTICLE As corn planting has begun, don’t forget about the wheat crop
Please click the link to access the March edition of the Louisiana crops newsletter.
Louisiana Crops Newsletter March 2015
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
READ FULL ARTICLE Transform Granted Section 18 for Control of Sugarcane Aphid in Louisiana Sorghum (Forage, Grain or Stover) for 2015 Production Season
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
READ FULL ARTICLE Cold snap could have impact on winter wheat crop
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Northeast Region Ag News
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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
READ FULL ARTICLE Louisiana Rice Notes – Issue 2
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
READ FULL ARTICLE Cover crop management decisions