Agriculture

Granger jersey holds special honor

It was his dream to play college baseball, but Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU Eunice.
On April 10, 2015, Granger signed with the Bengals and the left-hander pitcher was just 10 days away from starting his collegiate career before cancer ended his dream of playing college ball.
The son of Natham and Dana Granger from was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in his brain stem and the 19-year old died on Nov. 11, 2016, as his former Erath football team beat Eunice High in the Class 3-A playoffs.
He was buried on Nov. 14 in his LSUE baseball jersey.

Wheat plants show tip burn on leafs seven days after below-freezing temperatures. Photo by Boyd Padgett/LSU AgCenter

Sugarcane, wheat crops withstand freeze

By Craig Gautreaux, cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu
Tobie Blanchard, tblanchard@agcenter.lsu.edu
BATON ROUGE — Louisiana farmers and experts are remaining “cautiously optimistic” that the recent freezing weather did not significantly damage the state’s sugarcane or wheat crops.

LSU AgCenter/Boyd Padgett
Wheat plants show tip burn on leaves seven days after below-freezing temperatures.

Louisiana farmers hope cane, wheat hold up to cold weather

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana farmers and experts are remaining “cautiously optimistic” that the recent freezing weather did not significantly damage the state’s sugar cane or wheat crops.
Most of the state’s sugarcane mills completed their grinding season at the end of the year before the cold weather arrived. Some mills in the Bayou Teche area in Iberia and St. Mary parishes are expected to go into the middle of January before finishing.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Area rice and soybean producers listen as Dr. Dustin Harrell discusses rice fertility and production practices during Thursday morning’s Producers Meeting at the LSU AgCenter.

Area rice, soybean producers gather here

crowley - Rice and soybean producers from Acadia and the surrounding area gathered Thursday morning for the first in a series of meetings hosted by the LSU AgCenter to help farmers prepare for the 2018 crop.
During the approximately four-hour session, farmers were able to get advice for key decisions made early in the year, including variety selection and field preparation.
With County Agent Jeremy Hebert as master of ceremonies, the program began with the annual meeting of the Acadia Rice Growers Association.

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