This newsletter contains information on draining ponds, pond renovation, selecting and planting forages for crawfish, liming crawfish ponds, and the potential effects of using slightly salty water on crawfish forage crops.
This newsletter provides recommendations on stocking crawfish and planting forages in preparation for the 2011-2012 crawfish farming season.
This newsletter discusses managing water for fall flood-up, the importance of BOD on water quality and oxygen management in crawfish ponds, and crawfish industry news.
This newsletter discusses control of armyworms in late planted crawfish forages, managing wild trash fish in crawfish ponds, the benefits of crawfish ponds as wetland habitat for waterbirds, managing excess water associated with tropical storms and hurricanes, and crawfish legislation passed in the 2010 legislative session.
Topics covered include when to cease harvesting and when to drain ponds, planting crawfish forages, liming of crawfish ponds, the importance of record keeping and a brief review of crawfish burrow ecology.
The May 2010 crawfish newsletter covers stocking of crawfish, controlling white river crawfish in ponds, why crawfish become "dirty" late in the production season, and recent LSU AgCenter crawfish extension publications.
This newsletter discusses the potential impact of the 2009-2010 cold winter on crawfish production, general trapping and baiting recommendations, crawfish escape from traps and other species of crawfish found in crawfish ponds. It also introduces a new AgCenter crawfish blog and other recent publications of interest to the crawfish community and general public.
This newsletter addresses oxygen management in crawfish ponds, white spot syndrome virus update, recommendations on trap density and new Louisiana tax laws of importance to crawfish producers.
This newsletter reviews spring trapping and harvesting recommendations, submitting crawfish samples for identification of white spot virus syndrome, how to identify sexually mature, non-growing crawfish, availability of a free crawfish production and marketing record keeping software, and an industry update on a federal Aquaculture Block Grant to assist aquaculture producers adversely affected by high feed costs.
This newsletter addresses nuisance wildlife control, proper handling and transport of crawfish to maximize shelf life, environmental factors that could influence the low fall-early winter catch, and the background and history on the Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board
This newsletter covers oxygen demand in crawfish ponds, dip-net sampling of crawfish populations, an introduction to crawfish population dynamics, and trap density and spacing recommendations.
September 08 Crawfish News. This newsletter addresses fall flooding considerations, storm water management, pumping efficiency and energy cost, and relationship of temperature and crawfish growth.
July 2008. This newsletter has information on late-summer planting and management of crawfish forage crops, control measures for fall army worms, a brief overview on crawfish reproduction and an annoucement for an upcoming survey on crawfish production economics.
May 2008 Crawfish News. This newsletter provides information on forage planting, liming crawfish ponds, and stocking new, existing, and recently renovated ponds.
March 2008 Crawfish News. This newsletter covers information on springtime pond oxygen management, supplemental feeding, growth of crawfish, handling and care of crawfish, white spot syndrome virus update, and legal considerations in shipping crawfish.
January 2008 Crawfish News. This newsletter covers information on baits and baiting recommendations, commercial species of crawfish in Louisiana, algal scum problems in crawfish ponds and locations for February 2008 crawfish producer meetings.
Letter containing information about managing water quality and the spacing of traps in the field.
Letter containing information on the affects of Hurricane Humberto on crawfish ponds and an announcement for the Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association annual membership meeting.