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Sugarcane Aphids: An Emerging Pest of Grain Sorghum
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A new pest of grain sorghum was discovered in southwest Louisiana in 2013. The pest, identified as the sugarcane aphid has since been found in every parish that produces grain sorghum in Louisiana. (PDF Format Only)

Wheat and Oat Weed, Insect and Disease Field Guide
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For the Louisiana wheat and oat industry to remain viable, it is essential that producers and consultants be able to identify and manage existing and emerging weed, insect and disease issues. To meet this need, the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board provided support through checkoff funds to develop this pocket field guide.

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)

Sugarcane Production Handbook
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This publication provides information to help growers make management decisions. (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.