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Mild Louisiana winter could lead to pest problems for ’20 growing season

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Amid concerns the 2020 growing season is setting up for a repeat of last year’s challenges, Louisiana State University AgCenter experts emphasized early season management strategies at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum held recently in Delhi. Continued warm, wet weather conditions in the region, worsened by the lack of cooler temperatures this winter, increases the potential for tough weed and ... Read More »

Field Repair and Burndown: Tillage Effects on Weeds

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• By Charlie Cahoon and Wes Everman • Most folks are trying to put the 2018 growing season behind them, especially with the abnormally wet, hurricane-ridden, and drawn-out harvest season. However, traveling around the state this Extension season, we’ve observed many ruts which serve as a constant reminder of the challenges faced during 2018, and are now carrying into 2019. With ... Read More »

Prepare Now For Planting Season

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Planting season will soon be upon us for the 2019 cotton season, and decisions are being made about the proper time to plant. The temperature experienced by the seed during the first critical hours and days after planting will to a large extent determine emergence and eventual stand establishment. Optimum soil temperatures for seed germination are between 60 and 65 ... Read More »

It Was A Winter To Remember

Our northern friends will claim that southerners moan and groan way too much during the winter months. We simply don’t know what cold weather is all about, or so the critics say. When the weather forecasts call for two inches of snow, we panic and clean out the grocery stores. Our critics may be right about that. Read More »