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Citrus Survives in Louisiana
harvested oranges

The flood waters have receded from Hurricane Isaac, but damage to the Louisiana citrus industry will be noticeable for quite a while. Some areas in the Plaquemine Parish sustained extreme damage to navels and satsumas.

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving
turkey dinner

Your Thanksgiving meal may be a little more expensive in 2012 over 2011 – about 13 percent higher, say LSU AgCenter economists. But a turkey dinner with all the trimmings is still a bargain at about $4.50 per person, which is less than a typical fast food meal.

Food Science Turns 50
oyster

In 2012, the Department of Food Science celebrates its 50th birthday. It was established in 1962 under the administration of LSU President Troy Middleton and College of Agriculture Dean Norman Efferson. Since then, this department has contributed immeasurably to the development and economic viability of Louisiana’s world-renowned food industry.

Sparking interest in science during National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13
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During the week of October 7-13, 4-H members across Louisiana will celebrate National 4-H Week with lessons and activities focused on learning more about science and living the 4-H pledge.

Plant Diagnostic Center ready with answers
Nick Singh
The LSU AgCenter’s Plant Diagnostic Center is a one-stop-shop for all health-related problems in home gardens and landscapes. Whether it’s an insect, a weed, a nematode or a disease, the center can provide the answers, according to LSU AgCenter plant scientist Raghuwinder Singh.
Research follows as rice growing begins in Louisiana
rice growing in 1900
During 2012, the LSU AgCenter is celebrating 125 years of research through the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. Because of this research, the agricultural industry in Louisiana has continued to prosper and today contributes at least $26 billion to the state’s economy each year. This AgCenter Lead features the history of rice.
Louisiana dairies supply fresh, wholesome milk products
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Though the number of dairies in Louisiana has been decreasing, the dairy industry remains strong, contributing more than $160 million to the state’s economy in 2006. Louisianans benefit from having local dairies supply fresh, wholesome milk. These local dairies exist because of the strong dairy research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter.
Agriculture Research Begins with the Sugar Experiment Station in 1885
William Carter Stubbs
The Louisiana Sugar Planters Association hired William Carter Stubbs away from Alabama in 1885 to director a Sugar Experiment Station, which was the beginning of agricultural research in Louisiana.
Office of Intellectual Property Turns 25
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In 2012, the LSU AgCenter Office of Intellectual Property celebrates its 25th anniversary. During that time it has grown to be the leader in commercialization of intellectual property within the LSU System and, in fact, within higher education in Louisiana. Since 2000, 14 new companies have been started based on licensing technology from the AgCenter.
Spring 2012 Louisiana Super Plants
Babywing begonia
The LSU AgCenter is making its fourth Louisiana Super Plants release. The three flowers for spring 2012 are Senorita Rosalita cleome, BabyWing begonia and Penny Mac hydrangea.
A storied history of cotton in Louisiana
cotton field from the past
During 2012, the LSU AgCenter is celebrating 125 years of research through the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. Because of this research, the agricultural industry in Louisiana has continued to prosper and today contributes at least $26 billion to the state’s economy each year. This AgCenter Lead features cotton.
A new beginning for the Burden Center
Burden Center plan
Situated in the heart of Baton Rouge, the Burden Center offers people a way to enjoy plants and the environment and learn about their importance to physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Get Your Plate in Shape in March
MyPlate
March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for March 2012 is Get Your Plate in Shape. To do this requires eating the nutritious foods that you enjoy while being aware of portion sizes and total calories.
2012 – Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station turns 125; LSU AgCenter, 40
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In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of research excellence at the LSU AgCenter through the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which was established in 1887. That was the year Congress passed the Hatch Act, which provided federal funding to support agricultural experiment stations at the nation’s land-grant colleges. The year 2012 is also the 40th anniversary of the LSU AgCenter, which was established in 1972.