Sugarcane field day scheduled for July 16 in St. Gabriel

The LSU AgCenter’s 32nd annual sugarcane field day will be held on July 16 at the Sugar Research Station near St. Gabriel, beginning with registration at 8 a.m.
Field tours beginning at 9 a.m. will feature reports from LSU AgCenter scientists on their current research, which will include:
—Energy crops and commercial sugarcane varieties.
—Sugarcane variety development.
—Disease management.
—Sugarcane insects.
—Weed control.
Guest speakers following the field tour will include Mike Strain, Louisiana commissioner of agriculture and forestry, and Mike Daigle, president of the American Sugar Cane League. Buck Vandersteen, executive director of the Louisiana Forestry Association, will talk on agricultural burning.
The Sugar Research Station is located on La. 30, 11 miles south of LSU Tiger Stadium or 9 miles north of Gonzales.
More information about the field day is available by calling the station at 225-642-0224.

By RICK BOGREN rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu

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