Mike Deliberto is the LSU AgCenter economist who studies the national and international sugar industry. He often speaks at agricultural meetings about the economic outlook of the current sugarcane crop year. The Louisiana Sugarcane Podcast chatted with Dr. Deliberto in June of 2019. Here’s what Mike had to say.
Dr. Al Orgeron is the LSU AgCenter weed expert. He conducts a variety of experiments with herbicides to control weed populations in Louisiana’s sugarcane fields. He reports several times a year to the farming community. The Louisiana Sugarcane News Podcast recorded Al’s January 2019 presentation at the White Castle, Iberville Parish growers meeting.
Jim Wiesemeyer, a policy analyst for Pro Farmer, has interviewed every president on agroeconomic issues since Jimmy Carter. Jim was the featured speaker at the American Sugar Cane League's annual meeting in Baton Rouge on February 5, 2019.
Jack Pettus is the American Sugar Cane League’s Washington Representative. Jack came down to Louisiana for the League’s Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge and gave this Washington Update report to the gathered Louisiana sugar producers
LSU Sugarcane Specialist Dr. Kenneth Gravois talks about the 2018 Louisiana sugarcane harvest at the Iberville Parish sugarcane grower's meeting.
LSU AgCenter researcher Dr. Jeff Hoy talks about "new ground" and "old ground." Can old ground be made to produce like new ground? The answer may lie in microbial DNA.
American Sugar Cane League Director of Research Herman Waguespack's Early Harvest Crop Report (2018-09-27)
Congratulations to Donald Segura, who was chosen to serve as King Sucrose of the 2018 Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. Mr. Donald has been farming sugarcane since 1961. Along the way he's been a grocery store owner, school bus driver, politician and softball player. His sons do the bulk of the work these days but he'll get on the loader or cutter whenever he's needed. Hear Mr. Donald talk about his farming life and what sugarcane mea... Read more
Dr. Brenda Tubana of the LSU AgCenter talks about using remote sensing technology to improve nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane
Taylor Blanchard, a young sugarcane producer from the Iberia, St. Mary area, farms with his father, Lane Blanchard. Taylor spoke to a gathered group of farmers and researchers at the July 2018 LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Field Day. Taylor talked about the benefits of planting cover crops in sugarcane country.
The Sugarcane News Podcast recorded sugarcane farmer Lane Blanchard speaking on heat treating seedcane (July 26, 2018)
Dr. Al Orgeron of the LSU AgCenter speaks on ripeners in sugarcane and is followed by Dr. Michael Pontiff who introduces the new variety, L 11-183, released for commercial use this year
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