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Sweet Sorghum Production
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The U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 renewed interest in use of agricultural crops as a feedstock for biofuel. Among them, sweet sorghum has received attention as a potential biofuel crop because the sap from the plant is relatively high in fermentable sugars. Sweet sorghum is related to grain sorghum but has been developed for greater production of sugar and biomass. (PDF format only)

Rose Rosette Disease
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Rose rosette disease is caused by a virus. It is a devastating disease of roses – particularly since all cultivars are susceptible, including Knock Out roses and wild multiflora rose. Although rose rosette disease produces unique symptoms on roses, those symptoms can be easily confused with symptoms caused by other diseases, pests, stresses and other factors. (PDF format only)

Cool-season Pasture and Forage Varieties
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2014-2015 Recommendations. One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. To help farmers make logical choices among crops and varieties, the LSU AgCenter conducts variety trials and makes recommendations each year. Suggested varieties, seeding rates, planting depths and seeding dates are included. (PDF Format Only)

Insect Pest Management in Louisiana Sweet Potatoes
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Proper insect management requires the use of several management strategies aimed at protecting the crop and ultimately ensuring economic sustainability. Knowledge and identification of key insects are critical first steps in sweet potato pest management. This publication includes information on biology and management of problematic insects. (PDF Format Only)

Forestry in Louisiana - The Industry’s Contribution to the Louisiana Economy: An Input-Output Analysis 2011 [Image: forestry economics]
Forest resources affect the economy at all levels, from wages and purchases in local economies to state-level payroll and income taxes. Therefore, there is widespread interest in effects of the forest products industry from local producers, landowners and multinational corporate entities and therefore political officials, as well. This study evaluates the importance of the forest products industry to the state’s economy. (PDF Format Only)
Rice Production Handbook [Image: rice production hand book]
Rice is one of the world’s most important cereal crops. Rice and wheat together make up the majority of the world’s source of calories. They feed the world. Information on general agronomic guidelines, varieties, soils, plant nutrition, fertilization, rice drying, economics and weed, disease and pest management. (Individual chapter pdfs are located at the bottom of the page.)
Sugarcane Production Handbook [Image: sugarcane handbook]
This publication provides information to help growers make management decisions. (PDF format only)
Be Aware of Your Indoor Air [Image: indoor air pollution]
Did you know the air inside buildings is nearly always more polluted than outside air? Learn the types of indoor air pollution and what you can do. (PDF Format Only)
Soybean Variety Yields and Production Practices [Image: soybeans]
2014 Recommendations. Each year the LSU AgCenter tests commercial soybean varieties that are entered in yield tests by private seed companies. This publication provides information about results of those tests at various locations across the state. For best results using this guide, refer to the tables for variety yield results and pick the location fitting your situation -- or if your farm does not fit any location, choose varieties that performed well at multiple locations. (PDF Format Only)
Highlights of Agriculture [Image: highlights]
2013 data on forestry, crops, animals, fisheries and other enterprises based in agriculture and natural resources add up to multibillion-dollar industries for the state of Louisiana. This handy pocket-sized publication provides details on Louisiana agriculture and natural resources, the number of farms and farmers and much more. (PDF format only)
Louisiana Summary: Agriculture and Natural Resources [Image: Ag Summary]
This book gives an accounting of the value of agriculture in Louisiana. It focuses on the animal, forestry, fisheries, plant and wildlife commodities that comprise our vital agricultural industry. This industry continues to contribute significantly to the state’s economy and has the potential for increased contributions through value-added processing.