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Effect of cover crop, seed treatment on stand establishment in cotton, corn and soybeans

cover crop in wheat

• By Sebe Brown, Trey Price, Tyler Towles, Renada Davis, Myra Purvis, Karla Emfinger, Wade Walker and Dustin Ezell • Cover crops can provide producers a variety of benefits including nutrient cycling , soil cover, nitrogen fixation and pollinator food sources. These cover crops come in many types, including grasses, legumes (mostly clovers) and brassicas (generally tillage radish and rapeseed). ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter project examines wide-row cotton

wide row cotton

An LSU AgCenter project is examining the benefits and challenges of growing cotton on wider rows that line up with configurations used for other crops, potentially saving farmers money. Cotton rows are typically either 38 or 40 inches wide. But interest is growing in 60-inch rows, and the AgCenter as well as two northeast Louisiana farmers gave it a try ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter names new cotton and grains specialist

Matt Foster

• By Bruce Schultz • The LSU AgCenter has named Matt Foster as the statewide specialist for cotton, corn and grain sorghum starting Jan. 19, 2021. He’s ready to go to work. “My first day is already planned out with a grower meeting to meet producers,” Foster said. “I’m already putting things on my calendar.” Melissa Cater, director of the ... Read More »

Industry News For December 2020

trey price

LSU AgCenter names interim specialist Plant pathologist Paul “Trey” Price, an assistant professor based at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, Louisiana, is serving as the LSU AgCenter’s interim cotton, corn and grain sorghum specialist. Price says he often finds inspiration during his farm visits. “It’s really good fuel for imagination and research ideas if you go on farms ... Read More »

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

louisiana cotton bales

• 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 »