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Trucks were being loaded with cut sugarcane in Ricohoc on Tuesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Early reports indicate the state’s sugar cane harvest will be about average after initial concerns that the cold weather earlier in the year may have led to a sub-par crop, American Sugar Cane Leag

Growers discovering rotating soybeans with sugarcane can add to bottom line

LSU AgCenter agent Al Orgeron checks on soybeans that are being rotated with sugarcane on Vincent Gravois’ farm in St. James Parish. Orgeron said he and AgCenter agents in St. Mary, Assumption and Iberia parishes have soybean research plots where they are looking for varieties that are suitable for rotation with sugarcane. The soybeans have to reach maturity in time for the grower to plant cane in mid-August.
Photo by Johnny Morgan

By Johnny Morgan
jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu

Flanagan speaks at BVGC meeting

Bayou Vista Garden Club hosted Jimmy Flanagan, St. Mary Parish LSU AgCenter Extension Service agent, as its guest speaker in February. His presentation was on “Sugarcane Production: Past and Present.” Presenting him with a gift of appreciation is Jo Ann Ryan.
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Jimmy Flanagan, St. Mary Parish LSU AgCenter Extension Service agent, was guest speaker for the February Bayou Vista Garden Club meeting.

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