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Cheerleaders head to Citrus Bowl

Eunice High School varsity cheerleaders Caroline Andrus, freshman, left, Robbi Palmer, junior, and directly in front Jyhreh Johnson, senior, were selected at a SCA cheerleader cheer last June in Destin, Florida, to perform at this year’s Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl halftime show on Dec. 31 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo Submitted)

Winter rice clinics scheduled for La.

By: Bruce Schultz, bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu
CROWLEY – The LSU AgCenter will conduct a series of rice clinics in January and February throughout the rice-growing areas of Louisiana to help farmers get ready for the upcoming crop year.
Farmers will be able to get advice about key decisions that must be made early in the year, including variety selection and field preparations for the 2017 crop, said Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station.

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Beets should be harvested when the tops of the roots begin breaking the surface of the soil. Photo by Dan Gill

Don’t forget cool-season vegetables this winter

By Dan Gill
LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Winter vegetable gardening in Louisiana is tremendously rewarding. Many of the vegetables that we planted earlier are ready to harvest, and it is important to harvest them at the proper stage for best results. Here are a few guidelines for some of the most commonly grown crops.
Root crops are harvested when the root is the proper size. Usually, the top of the root is readily visible at ground level, but it is easy enough to push aside the soil at the base of the leaves to check on the size of the root.

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