Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter
Water is pumped onto a rice field that will be used for crawfish. Mark
Shirley, an agent with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant, recommends
crawfish producers wait for cooler temperatures before flooding their fields.

It’s almost time to flood crawfish ponds

It’s almost time to flood crawfish ponds and get started on another season, said Mark Shirley, aquaculture specialist with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. But he recommends that farmers wait a few more weeks when temperatures moderate a bit before beginning to flood.
“When the lows at night dip into the 60s and the highs are no longer in the 90s, then it’s time to raise the water level and get the brood stock out of the burrows to drop their young and populate the pond,” he said. “This usually happens in the first couple of weeks in October.”

Jerome Puyau

Puyau’s attorney sends letter to all 8 school board members

On Wednesday, Superintendent Jerome Puyau’s attorney Lane Roy sent a letter to all eight school board members offering them some legal advice for free.
The letter was e-mailed to each board member at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and it will also be sent to them by certified mail.
The Meridional obtained a copy of the four-page letter and printed parts of it. You can read the entire letter on the website.

Abbeville Councilman assures transparency regarding golf course

In the time since he brought the issue to the table earlier this month, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. has heard from and spoken to several people about the city’s potential involvement with Vermilion Oaks Country Club.
Touchet said Friday morning that he wants to make something extremely clear in regard to the city possibly taking over operations of the golf course, he will not push for anything that puts the city in a bad financial situation.


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