Sugarcane field day to be held July 20 in St. Gabriel

(06/21/22) ST. GABRIEL, La. — The LSU AgCenter will hold its sugarcane field day Wednesday, July 20, at the Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel.

The field day will begin with a field tour covering multiple topics from AgCenter specialists, such as:

— Sugarcane variety updates from specialists Collins Kimbeng, Michael Pontif and Ed Dufrene.

— Sugarcane molecular breeding from Niranjan Baisakh.

— Sugarcane entomology from Blake Wilson.

— Sugarcane weed control from Al Orgeron.

— Disease and billet planting updates from Jeff Hoy and Herman Waguespack.

After the field tour, an indoor program will be held, which will include updates on the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture from Luke Laborde, interim LSU vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture; a sugar industry update from Jim Simon, of the American Sugar Cane League; and a Louisiana agriculture update from Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Lunch will be provided afterward.

Sugar Research Station coordinator Jeff Hoy is looking forward to the annual event and said it promises to be an informative day for producers.

“We are very pleased to be able to hold an in-person field day that will highlight the outstanding sugarcane research going on at the station,” Hoy said.

The Sugar Research Station is located at 5755 LSU Ag Road in St. Gabriel. For more information, call 225-642-0224 or email at

Collins Kimbeng

AgCenter specialist Collins Kimbeng unveiled two new sugarcane varieties at the 2021 LSU AgCenter sugarcane field day. The 2022 field day will be held Wednesday, July 20, at the Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

6/21/2022 1:11:03 PM
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