Louisiana sugarcane field day set for June 1

A Sugarcane Field Day is set for Friday, June 1, at the USDA Sugarcane Experiment Station at 501 Bull Run Road in Houma, Louisiana. Following the field tour participants will travel to the Sheriff’s Riffle Range off Savanne Road for a Sugar Industry and Crop update.

A Sugarcane Field Day is set for Friday, June 1, at the USDA Sugarcane Experiment Station at 501 Bull Run Road in Houma, Louisiana.

The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the field tour at 9:00 a.m.

Topics will include:

  • Success! Update on the Crossing Facilities of the USDA-ARS.
  • The Varietal Anomalies of L01-283 -- Getting Down to the Molecular Level.
  • Commercial Sugarcane Varieties -- What’s New, What’s Working.
  • Managing Soil Fertility Levels to Maximize Yields and Insure Profitability.
  • Starter and Delayed Release Fertilizers and Sunn Hemp as a Cover Crop During Fallow.
  • The Downside Effect of a Mild Winter on Diseases.
  • Benefits of Bermudagrass Control in Sugarcane.

Following the field tour participants will travel to the Sheriff’s Riffle Range off Savanne Road for a Sugar Industry and Crop update.