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Wheat and Corn Pathology Update (4/15/2016)
Many producers are having to replant corn due to poor stands. There are three main ways to remove a failed corn stand.
An in-furrow starter is commonly called a “pop-up” fertilizer, and is applied in the seed furrow (in-furrow).
Established to foster cooperation among bee keepers, pesticide applicators and agricultural producers.
Dr. David Kerns and I have been receiving telephone calls regarding bird damage in early emerged corn.
This article covers how to estimate the yield potential of field corn. Please contact Drs. Dan Fromme, cellphone: (318)-880-8079 office: (318) 427-4424 or Josh
Rootless corn has appeared in many fields during the early part of the 2016 growing season in Louisiana. Most are all of the nodal roots are missing in corn th
Cover crops can provide producers a variety of benefits from nutrient cycling and soil cover to nitrogen fixation and pollinator food sources.
As the flood waters recede, many producers have questions about the best way to replenish the lost fertilizer N quickly to avoid yield losses.
The rainfall events that occurred last week have caused tremendous damage to northeast Louisiana farm land due to flooding.
During the past week, corn fields have received in excess of 10-12 inches in the northern corn growing areas of Louisiana.
Selection of the proper inhibitor is potentially the most critical aspect and can be challenging because of the numerous options available.
Over the past several days Louisiana has experienced some severe weather across the state. Most notable was the severe weather of August 11. Damage from this st
We have scouted several corn fields concerning reports of southern corn rust (SCR). These reports and field visits reveal an epidemic of southern rust.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro, LA
This spring has brought us cool weather, wet/dry spells, and now potassium deficiencies. We have mainly been hearing about corn and soybean potassium...
As the weather around the state is finally transitioning from spring to summer conditions, the corn crop has seen abundant growth in the past several weeks.
During the past weekend, portions of our corn-producing areas received in excess of 6-8 inches of rainfall, which has created flooding in corn fields
Topics to be discussed by LSU AgCenter Research and Extension faculty during the field tour include:
With the month of July currently upon us, we begin to see how different two years can be. Last year many were greasing up the combines and some very early corn
Recent severe weather in Louisiana has resulted in a number of reports of corn lodging throughout the state.
Rainfall has been more than plentiful so far this corn growing season meeting water demands but important yield determining factors begin before tasseling.
With the unusually wet, cold weather Louisiana has been experiencing this spring , soil borne insect issues are becoming increasingly evident.
Numerous acres of corn in Louisiana were damaged by frost this past weekend and a majority of that corn ranges V3 to V5 (3 to 5 visible collars).
Over the past three nights Dr. David Kerns has collected 2000+ sugarcane beetles in a black trap on the Macon Ridge Research Station.
With many parts of Louisiana experiencing significant rainfall events in the past week and corn planting in full swing, some insecticide seed treatments may ha
With the corn growing season rapidly approaching, many producers are faced with the task of deciphering what refuge their chosen variety or varieties require.
Corn yields in Richland Parish continue to be good. With 40-50% of the corn harvested, we are averaging 10-15 bushels per acred higher than last year.
Corn harvest began in mid-July in Richland Parish and early yields are good.
What is the best way to identify crops suffering from salt injury?
We have all seen or heard about the tremendous troubles glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth is causing producers in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee,
With the lack of rainfall in much of Louisiana, Dr. David Kerns and I have been receiving more calls regarding chinch bugs in late corn and grain sorghum.
This week, Dr. David Kerns and I scouted corn fields at V1 in Evangeline Parish for cutworm damage
Reports of true armyworms and chinch bugs in corn.
Several producers and consultants have contacted me this spring with photographs and reports of yellow-striped corn in the two to three leaf stage.
If N is topdressed with a fertilizer containing urea losses may occur due to volatization, which depends to a large extent on climatic and soil factors.
Nitrogen (N) fertilization is a critical cultural practice required for producing maximum corn yield.
Selecting corn seed treatments can be a challenging and expensive undertaking faced by many producers across Louisiana.
Historically, many corn producers in Louisiana desire to plant corn in February. LSU AgCenter weed scientists and entomologists suggest burndown applications oc
Irrigation water with high salt concentrations will become an increasing threat to crop production in coming years.