Crawfish in good supply for Easter holiday weekend
Posted on 3/30/2018 10:42:00 AM.
After a slow start, the crawfish supply is ready to match the Easter weekend demand. Freezing temperatures in January temporarily halted production, but LSU Crawfish expert Doctor Greg Lutz says the mudbugs have bounced back.
"Once this weather warmed up for us and the ponds got warm, a lot of these crawfish really started to eat," Lutz said. 
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Crawfish prices abnormally high to start the season
Posted on 2/16/2018 4:27:00 AM.

Some crawfish crazies are heating up over the higher prices and smaller size of the crop this year. LSU Ag Center Professor Greg Lutz says suppliers aren’t trying to rip you off, farmers are just having a hard time finding enough crop after the historic winter to justify pulling their traps.

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Crawfish season might see slight delay due to cold snap; but mudbugs survived winter weather
Posted on 1/22/2018 12:57:00 PM.
Crawfish season in Louisiana may be slightly delayed this year thanks to last week’s arctic blast, but the good news is that they did survive. Dr. Greg Lutz with the LSU Ag-Center says when it gets extremely cold, crawfish just sit there and can’t move even if they wanted to.
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Michigan natural resources officials aren't happy about crawfish in their ponds
Posted on 8/4/2017 3:51:00 AM.

Crawfish have been found in Michigan and that state’s Department of Natural Resources is not happy. They say the red swamp crayfish damage earthen structures and compete aggressively for food and habitat, disrupting the food chain for many species in the water. LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Specialist Greg Lutz says while crawfish are well adapted to our geography,

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Crawfish harvest plenty for Mardi Gras and Lenten season
Posted on 2/28/2017 5:07:00 AM.

Although the crawfish season got off to a relatively slow start, there is no shortage of mudbugs for the Mardi Gras holiday. That’s according to Dr. Greg Lutz with the LSU Ag Center who says the mild winter Louisiana has helped crawfishermen catch up. But he says because supplies are up, everybody wants to get their hands on a sack.

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Will this week's cooler weather affect crawfish?
Posted on 2/3/2015 1:11:00 PM.
With cooler temperatures forecast for much of Louisiana this week, will that have an effect on the crawfish crop leading up to Mardi Gras?  LSU Aquaculture Specialist Dr. Greg Lutz says, in the long term, there shouldn't be a problem because of their ability to adapt to cold.

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Mild winter temperatures could mean earlier start to crawfish season
Posted on 1/2/2015 11:07:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Louisiana has been experiencing some mild temperatures so far this winter which is good news for the crawfish season. LSU Ag Center Aquaculture specialist Dr. Greg Lutz says warmer weather allows the mudbugs to grow faster during the winter months.
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