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Published April 28, 2010, 07:35 AM

Winter wheat plantings down in Louisiana

WINNSBORO, La. — LSU AgCenter agronomist Ed Twidwell says Louisiana’s winter wheat crop is doing well, but much less was planted than in 2008.

WINNSBORO, La. — LSU AgCenter agronomist Ed Twidwell says Louisiana’s winter wheat crop is doing well, but much less was planted than in 2008.

He tells farmers and industry representatives that the plants have recovered more than he expected from the cold, wet fall and winter.

But he says planting was down more than one-quarter from 2008 in Louisiana. Twidwell says farmers planted 150,000 acres last year, compared to 210,000 acres in fall 2008.

Twidwell was among speakers at the AgCenter’s annual wheat and oat field day on Mon-day.

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