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April 2009

Weed Control: Stay A Step Ahead

By Carroll Smith   We don’t have a lot of options in cotton and soybeans for managing glyphosate-resistant weeds, but we do have several good pre-emerge and post-emerge herbicide options in corn,” says Bill Williams, LSU AgCenter state weed specialist. Williams adds that he doesn’t know of any weeds in corn in Louisiana that can’t be controlled in the absence ... Read More »

Industry News

Carryover Adjustments The March 11, 2009, USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report projects increasing U.S. wheat carryover and somewhat lower ending stocks expected for corn and soybeans. World grain supplies continue to increase. Expected corn use for ethanol production was increased 100 million bushels to 3.7 billion bushels as blender margins have improved recently. However, the 2008-09 ... Read More »

Production: Minimize Mycotoxins

Attention to details can help reduce the incidence  of aflatoxin and fumonisins By Stephen R. Koenning, Bruce A. Fortnum and Pawel Wiatrak   Toxic metabolic by-products of fungi, known as mycotoxins, have received considerable attention during the past several years. Aflatoxin, produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus, has been considered to be the most serious problem in North and South ... Read More »

Production: Water Works

Irrigation timing and frequency impact yields and operating costs. By Kerry Harrison and Dewey Lee Irrigation requires a relatively high investment in equipment, fuel, maintenance and labor, but offers a significant potential for increasing net farm income. Frequency and timing of water application have a major impact on yields and operating costs. To schedule irrigation for the most efficient use ... Read More »