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Louisiana Sugarcane News
The Louisiana Sugarcane News Podcast is brought to you by the American Sugar Cane League, the voice of the Louisiana sugarcane industry.
Apr 8, 2020
A Climatology of Southeast Louisiana
Dr. Barry Keim of LSU explains Louisiana's recent climatology at the annual meeting of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists in Baton Rouge, La. in February 2020. This podcast is also available in a video slide show format at YouTube LouisianaSugarcane and at the American Sugar Cane League's website at www.LaCane.org/News
Mar 31, 2020
Sugarcane Milling: Slightly Different Equipment/Approaches
Researcher Sandeep Kontham discusses slightly different approaches to sugarcane milling with slightly different equipment. This video is also available in video form at www.LaCane.org/News and YouTube.
Mar 26, 2020
Sugarcane Harvester Innovations Model Year 2021
Chad Webre of John Deere talks about innovations in sugarcane harvesters for model year 2021 at the February 2020 American Society of Sugarcane Technologists meeting in Baton Rouge, La. This podcast is also available in video at
Mar 24, 2020
Demystifying Digital Agriculture
Dr. Thanos Gentimis of the Louisiana State University Experimental Statistics office presented "Demystifying Digital Agriculture: How Data Will Shape the Future" at the Louisiana Division of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists meeting in February 2020 in Baton Rouge, La. This presentation is also available at the LouisianaSugarcane YouTube channel.
Mar 10, 2020
Dr. Al Orgeron on his 2019 sugarcane ripener trials
Dr. Al Orgeron of the LSU AgCenter discusses the results of his 2019 cane ripener tests during the Louisiana sugarcane harvest. Dr. Orgeron made his comments at the Louisiana division meeting of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists in February 2020. This presentation is also available as a podcast at www.LaCane.org and the LouisianaSugarcane YouTube channel.
Feb 21, 2020
2019 Sugarcane Variety Freeze Evaluation
Dr. Kenneth Gravois, sugarcane specialist of the LSU AgCenter, presented this assessment of cold tolerance in sugarcane for the 2019 Louisiana sugarcane crop. This podcast is also available as a video slideshow at www.LaCane.org/News and the Louisiana Sugarcane YouTube channel.
Feb 18, 2020
Effect of November 2019 freeze on Louisiana sugar factory operations
Dr. Harold Birkett of the Audubon Sugar Institute discussed the effects of the November 13, 2019 freeze on sugar factory operations at the Louisiana Division meeting of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists on February 4, 2020 in Baton Rouge. This podcast is also available in video form at www.LaCane.org/News and the LouisianaSugarcane YOuTube channel.
Feb 13, 2020
Dr. Gillian Eggleston on Fructan: How We Underestimate This Polysaccharide in Louisiana
Dr. Gillian Eggleston, the director of the Audubon Sugar Institute, gave this 16-minute presentation on "Fructan: How We Underestimate This Polysaccharide in Louisiana" at the Louisiana Division of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists meeting in Baton Rouge, February 2020. A video of this presentation complete with Dr. Eggleston's slides is available at www.LaCane.org/News and the Louisiana Sugarcane YouTube channel.
Feb 11, 2020
2019 Freeze Assessment by Herman Waguespack Jr.
Herman Waguespack Jr., research director of the American Sugar Cane League, gave this talk about the impact of the November 13, 2019 freeze on Louisiana's sugarcane crop. Waguespack made his comments at the semi-annual meeting of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists (ASSCT) in Baton Rouge on February 4, 2020.
Feb 10, 2020
Dr. Courtney Gaine at 2020 ASCL Annual Meeting
Dr. Courtney Gaine, president of the Sugar Association, talks about "Embracing the Start of a New Decade for Sugar" at the 2020 annual meeting of the American Sugar Cane League in Baton Rouge, La.
Feb 5, 2020
Jack Roney on U.S. Sugar Policy & Market
Jack Roney, an economist with the American Sugar Alliance, addressed the annual meeting of the American Sugar Cane League on the subject of the U.S. Sugar policy and market prospects. Bottom Line? He's optimistic. A videocast of Roney's talk is available at www.LaCane.org/news.
Feb 3, 2020
Dr. Jeff Hoy on sugarcane disease and billet planting
Dr. Jeff Hoy spoke on sugarcane plant disease and billet planting at the January 27, 2020 grower meeting in Assumption Parish.
Jan 30, 2020
Dr. Ken Gravois on Louisiana's 2019 Sugarcane Crop
LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Dr. Ken Gravois reviews the various factors that affected the 2019 Louisiana sugarcane crop. Dr. Gravois made his comments at the January 27, 2020 Assumption Parish sugarcane growers meeting in Napoleonville. A video of Dr. Gravois' slide show is also available at www.LaCane.org/News.
Aug 1, 2019
American Sugar Cane League manager Jim Simon on 2019 issues
The American Sugar Cane League represents the Louisiana sugar industry on the local, national and international stage. Jim Simon has been the manger of the League since 2004. Jim filed this August 1, 2019 report at the annual sugarcane field days held at various locations in the cane belt.
Jul 10, 2019
Agronomist Atticus Finger on the New Cane Varieties Ho 12-615 and L 12-201
American Sugar Cane League agronomist Atticus Finger spoke to a group of producers and other interested parties about two new sugarcane varieties, Ho 12-615 and L 12-201, that were released to the commercial industry in 2019. Atticus was speaking the 50th Assumption Parish Sugarcane Field Day at E. G. Robichaux's farm near Naploleonville, La.
Jun 12, 2019
Dr. Mike Deliberto 2019-20 Economic Forecast
Mike Deliberto is the LSU AgCenter economist who studies the national and international sugar industry. He often speaks at agricultural meetings about the economic outlook of the current sugarcane crop year. The Louisiana Sugarcane Podcast chatted with Dr. Deliberto in June of 2019. Here’s what Mike had to say.
Mar 6, 2019
Dr. Al Orgeron Report - Iberville 2019
Dr. Al Orgeron is the LSU AgCenter weed expert. He conducts a variety of experiments with herbicides to control weed populations in Louisiana’s sugarcane fields. He reports several times a year to the farming community. The Louisiana Sugarcane News Podcast recorded Al’s January 2019 presentation at the White Castle, Iberville Parish growers meeting.
Feb 18, 2019
Jim Wiesemeyer: Agro Outlook 2019
Jim Wiesemeyer, a policy analyst for Pro Farmer, has interviewed every president on agroeconomic issues since Jimmy Carter. Jim was the featured speaker at the American Sugar Cane League's annual meeting in Baton Rouge on February 5, 2019.
1 hr 26 min
Feb 14, 2019
Jack Pettus: Washington Update
Jack Pettus is the American Sugar Cane League’s Washington Representative. Jack came down to Louisiana for the League’s Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge and gave this Washington Update report to the gathered Louisiana sugar producers
Jan 24, 2019
Dr. Kenneth Gravois : 2018 Sugarcane Harvest Review, Iberville Parish
LSU Sugarcane Specialist Dr. Kenneth Gravois talks about the 2018 Louisiana sugarcane harvest at the Iberville Parish sugarcane grower's meeting.
Nov 6, 2018
Dr. Jeff Hoy on "new ground"
LSU AgCenter researcher Dr. Jeff Hoy talks about "new ground" and "old ground." Can old ground be made to produce like new ground? The answer may lie in microbial DNA.
Oct 3, 2018
League Research Director's October 2018 Crop Report
American Sugar Cane League Director of Research Herman Waguespack's Early Harvest Crop Report (2018-09-27)
Sep 25, 2018
The 77th Sugarcane Festival's King Sucrose? 77-year-old Donald Segura
Congratulations to Donald Segura, who was chosen to serve as King Sucrose of the 2018 Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. Mr. Donald has been farming sugarcane since 1961. Along the way he's been a grocery store owner, school bus driver, politician and softball player. His sons do the bulk of the work these days but he'll get on the loader or cutter whenever he's needed. Hear Mr. Donald talk about his farming life and what sugarcane means to him and his community
Sep 14, 2018
Remote Sensing improves nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane
Dr. Brenda Tubana of the LSU AgCenter talks about using remote sensing technology to improve nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane
Sep 4, 2018
Taylor Blanchard on cover crops and sugarcane
Taylor Blanchard, a young sugarcane producer from the Iberia, St. Mary area, farms with his father, Lane Blanchard. Taylor spoke to a gathered group of farmers and researchers at the July 2018 LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Field Day. Taylor talked about the benefits of planting cover crops in sugarcane country.
Aug 9, 2018
Heat Treating Seedcane (July 26, 2018)
The Sugarcane News Podcast recorded sugarcane farmer Lane Blanchard speaking on heat treating seedcane (July 26, 2018)
Aug 7, 2018
Assumption Parish Sugarcane Field Day 2018
Dr. Al Orgeron of the LSU AgCenter speaks on ripeners in sugarcane and is followed by Dr. Michael Pontiff who introduces the new variety, L 11-183, released for commercial use this year
Aug 2, 2018
The Viator Sugarcane Farming Family
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