LSU AgCenter extension rice specialist Dustin Harrell tells an audience at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference in Baton Rouge about using products to minimize fertilizer losses in rice. (Photos by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)
LSU AgCenter scientists and researchers were among the presenters at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
AgCenter entomologist Sebe Brown said a new product to control soybean loopers infects the larvae with a virus that kills the pest and spreads naturally across soybean fields.
The product, Chrysogen, should be available in Louisiana by July, hopefully in time to treat fields where loopers are found, he said.