Agriculture

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Rice waits to be harvested by the combine in the background in a field on the Michael Fruge farm near Eunice. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter.)

Weather deals blow to La. rice harvest

Farmers probably would like to forget the 2019 rice crop, which has been plagued by low yields.
Bad weather from the start of the growing season through harvest is being blamed.

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Sugarcane is planted for the first time in the history of the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center near Alexandria on Aug. 14, 2019. This plot will be used to study cold tolerance as Louisiana’s sugarcane belt expands northward. (Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter)

Scientists to study sugarcane cold tolerance in state

The fields at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center have seen all sorts of crop trials over the years — but never any involving sugarcane.

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