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  • Sugarcane disease new to La found in 2 fields

    July 10, 2012 6:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter says a sugarcane fungus new to Louisiana has been identified in two fields. It's called orange rust. Plant pathologist Jeff Hoy says sugarcane experts had expected the wind-borne fungus earlier since it was first identified in the United States five years ago... more »
  • New Variety of Sugarcane

    May 7, 2010 10:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The LSU Agcenter announces a new variety of sugar cane. Kenneth Gravois, an AgCenter sugarcane specialist, says the new variety produces significantly more sugar than the one most widely grown in Louisiana last year. AgCenter scientists and breeders worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sugarcane... more »
  • Sugarcane Crops- A Reason to Celebrate in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2009 1:46 PM

    The sugarcane season officially begins this weekend with the start of Iberia Parish's "Sugarcane Festival." This season is looking good-- a reason for farmers to celebrate. After hurricanes Gustav and Ike last year, sugarcane farmers got off to a late and rocky start. Their crops were severely damaged and... more »

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