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Louisiana cotton crop planted; it’s going to be a small

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• By Kenneth Gautreaux • Louisiana’s cotton farmers have nearly completed this year’s planting, and the crop size has shrunk when compared to earlier estimates. In early February, estimates had planting intentions for cotton around 230,000 acres, with the possibility it could be as large as 250,000 acres. Market conditions and loan availability have lowered that number considerably. LSU AgCenter ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter hires new entomologist

tyler towles

Tyler Towles recently joined the Louisiana State University AgCenter as a field crop entomologist stationed at the Tom H. Scott Research and Extension Center near Winnsboro. His official start date was May 1. His position’s responsibilities are split as 80% research and 20% Extension. Towles received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science with focuses in agricultural informational sciences and integrated ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter students receive scholarships at LACA conference

LACA scholarship winners, 2020

Four Louisiana State University College of Agriculture students received scholarships during the recent 2020 Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference. The conference, organized by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association, allowed companies to showcase their latest products and services. Experts from the LSU AgCenter and other universities also were on hand to discuss their research projects. Colt Hardee, an undergraduate student ... Read More »

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 »

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 Student Worker Awards

LSU AgCenter student workers

• By Johnny Morgan • The Louisiana State University AgCenter recently presented awards to three students who have worked at AgCenter research stations in northeast Louisiana. The awards, given to full-time and part-time student workers, were recommended by faculty at the research stations. They are sponsored by the Hardwick family, which grows cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat on ... Read More »