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Louisiana CropMAP

Total population (1990 census): 4,219,973
State Capital: Baton Rouge

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For CropSELECT see county pages.

Crop Statistics (1997 US Census of Agriculture)

Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 1462 411072 47951435 bu
Sorghum for Grain or Seed 370 78445 5557996 bu
Wheat 528 98911 3755759 bu
Barley 1 D D
Oats 38 1857 126478 bu
Rice 1736 579299 26474660 cwt
Rye 4 50 1000 bu
Sunflower Seed 4 43 38700 lbs
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybeans for Beans 3511 1260523 36152458 bu
Dry Cowpeas and Dry Southern Peas 5 38 382 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Field Seed and Grass Seed Crops 20 764 X
Bahia Grass Seed 9 368 25410 lbs
Ryegrass Seed 8 66 17140 lbs
Sugarcane for Seed 445 26654 828254 tons
Other Seeds 3 330 16100 lbs
Total Hay* 8607 404508 948545 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 110 3352 9689 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 395 15097 31665 tons, dry
Tame Hay 6122 285705 719790 tons, dry
Wild Hay 2321 88660 166946 tons dry
Grass Silage 282 11694 61321 tons, grn
Corn for Silage or Green Chop 127 9799 135939 tons, grn
Corn Cut for Dry Fodder 4 28 X
Sorghum for Silage or Green Chop 25 870 8942 tons, grn
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Green Lima Beans 12 35  
Snap Beans 79 132  
Beets 6 3  
Broccoli 6 10  
Head Cabbage 46 389  
Cantaloups 30 39  
Collards 22 38  
Green Cowpeas 89 368  
Cucumbers and Pickles 60 586  
Eggplant 27 15  
Garlic 3 3  
Herbs, Fresh Cut 5 3  
Lettuce and Romaine 3 1  
Mustard Greens 62 248  
Dry Onions 9 7  
Green Onions 18 40  
Okra 78 93  
Green Peas 26 52  
Hot Peppers 23 74  
Sweet Peppers 46 267  
Potatoes 51 226 28363 cwt
Sweetpotatoes 138 18483 4922573 bu
Pumpkins 15 41  
Spinach 3 1  
Squash 45 88  
Sweet Corn 138 501  
Tomatoes 117 185  
Turnips 19 35  
Turnip Greens 19 62  
Mixed Vegetables 14 74  
Watermelons 155 1928  
Other Vegetables 22 295  
Fruits and Nuts Farms Acres Yield
Apples 71 51 3697 trees
Figs 35 30 1641
Grapes 65 63 23418 trees
Nectarines 4 D D
Peaches 150 532 35621 trees
Pears 48 43 2569 trees
Persimmons 2 D D
Plums and Prunes 27 43 2854
Peanuts 14 871 2578083 lbs
Grapefruit 6 3 164
Lemons 2 D D
Oranges 88 522 38623
Other Tangerines 7 28 2670
Other Citrus Fruits 47 225 D
Pecans 579 15091 289104 in shell
Other Fruits and Nuts 42 180 11879
Blackberries 31 29 31427 lbs
Tame Blueberries 94 365 533916 lbs
Raspberries 2 D D
Strawberries 43 225 1885335 lbs
Other Berries 14 32 37124
Other Crops Farms Acres Yield
Cotton 1586 647257 970097 bales
Herbs, Total 6 D X
Herbs, Dried 1 D D
Sugarcane for Sugar 705 395588 12187651 tons
Other 3 10 X
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000)
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 634 7055176 8277 72586
Nursery, Floriculture, Vegetable and Flower Seed Crops 275 X 3275 X
Floriculture Crops 266 4402898 360 30241
Bedding and Garden Plants 164 2615460 167 18783
Cut Flowers and Cut Florist Greens 17 25695 D 161
Foliage Plants 86 736962 D 5189
Potted Flowering Plants 96 1024781 106 6108
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers 18 1850 28 125
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 96 X 692 895
Mushrooms 3 5422 X 39
Nursery Crops 265 2228518 4012 33745
Sod Harvested 20 X 2654 5432
Vegetable and Flower Seeds 9 28000 6 56
Greenhouse Vegetables 27 138296 X 564
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 53 250192 525 1488

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
D=Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
X=Not applicable.