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LSU’s Dan Fromme honored as 2020 Cotton Specialist of the Year

Bill Robertson, Dan Fromme

• By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Dr. Dan Fromme, who grew up on a Texas cotton farm and has been working in cotton most of his life, was recognized as the 2020 Cotton Specialist of the Year during the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Austin, Texas. A professor and state Extension specialist in cotton, corn and grain sorghum at ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter names new soil fertility, agronomy specialist

rasel parvej

Rasel Parvej recently joined the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region faculty as assistant professor serving as a soil fertility and agronomy specialist. Parvej will have statewide responsibilities in row crop soil fertility. With research experience in cropping systems that include soybean, rice, corn, cotton and cover crops, he plans to work with producers to improve soil fertility through better nutrient management. ... Read More »

Louisiana Ag Hall of Distinction seeking nominations

Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction

The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is accepting nominations for its annual induction ceremony, which will be held March 26, 2020, in Baton Rouge. The nomination form can be obtained online at www.louisianaagriculturehallofdistinction.com or through any parish Louisiana State University AgCenter Extension office. The deadline for receiving nominations is Nov. 22. The Hall of Distinction is a program of the ... Read More »

Water-Use Efficiency Supports Sustainability

cotton planted into rye

• By Brent Murphree, Memphis, Tennessee • Throughout the Mid-South, Cotton Incorporated-funded water research is making huge impacts on how cotton farmers manage their irrigated crop. Over the past 30 years, producers have improved irrigation efficiency in cotton 82 percent, according to Field to Market, an alliance of stakeholders that emphasizes sustainable resources across the agricultural supply chain. The Cotton Sustainability ... Read More »

Check Soil For Compaction Layers

J root comptacted soils

In the past couple of growing seasons, soil compaction has been a hindrance in many fields across Louisiana. Soil compaction is evident by reduced crop growth and development in fields and confirmed by inserting a penetrometer into the soil. Soil compaction is the compression of soil particles that reduces pore space, thus creating a dense layer of soil that can ... Read More »