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Grazing and Hay Production Figures
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These are the four figures that accompany the article on "Grazing and Hay Production in South Louisiana" by Guillermo Scaglia.

Studies on the Transmission of Insect-borne Viruses That Cause Hemorrhagic Disease in Deer, Cattle
Group of deers

Researchers from the LSU AgCenter and state agencies are conducting studies on the transmission of insect-borne viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease in deer and cattle at the LSU AgCenter Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station, which houses the Bob Jones Wildlife Research Institute.

Prevent foodborne illness at home
Wenny Xu

Foods provide valuable nutrients, flavors, satisfaction and pleasure. They represent diverse cultures from different countries around the world. However, there is one thing about food that people are not familiar with or don’t want to think about, and that is that all foods carry risks. Compared with physical and chemical risks, microbiological risk is one that sometimes gets overlooked.

Using Microbes to Fight Disease in Catfish
Photo of Catfish at the LSU AgCenter

Edwardsiella ictaluri is a serious bacterial pathogen of channel catfish that costs the catfish aquaculture industry millions of dollars in losses every year. LSU AgCenter researchers have been studying the disease condition, known as enteric septicemia of catfish, or ESC, since the late 1990s.

Studying Rice-Microbe-Insect Interactions to Increase Rice Production
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Global needs for food and fiber are expected to increase dramatically over the next few decades, with some experts predicting that food production will need to double by 2050 to meet growing demand.
Plant Diagnostic Center Serves Louisiana
Photo of Raj Singh
In Louisiana, millions of dollars are lost every year in crop yield and quality to plant diseases, insect pests and competition from weeds. In addition to this direct loss, increased production costs due to management of diseases, insects and weeds result in economic hardships.
Rose Disease Found for the First Time in Louisiana
Photo of thornes on knock out rose
A devastating disease of roses called rose rosette disease caused by Rose rosette virus has been confirmed for the first time in Louisiana by two LSU AgCenter scientists, Allen Owings and Raj Singh.
Use of Microbes in Oil Spill Cleanup
Following an oil spill, we sometimes hear about commercial products based on microbes that are bred to consume the oil. Such consumption often is called biodegradation. Before addressing microbial consumption of oil, it helps to begin with the role of other microbes in creating oil.
Ruminants and Their Rumen Microbes
Scaglia, Guillermo
Ruminants are one of the most successful groups of herbivorous mammals on the planet, with around 200 species represented by approximately 75 million wild and 3.5 billion domesticated individuals world¬wide.
Scientist helps ensure safety for LSU AgCenter Food Incubator products
Photo of Luis Espinoza
When food entrepreneurs first become tenants at the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator, they must begin transforming their recipe from a home kitchen version to something commercially viable. Often, that can mean scaling up the recipe to make larger quantities or replacing ingredients to make the product shelf stable.
Bt Technology Provides Major Advancement in Insect Pest Control
Managing insect pests has been an ongoing struggle since the birth of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. For the most part, farmers have had little recourse to mitigate damaging insect populations in their fields.
Resistant Starch Fermentation and Human Health
In 2003, LSU AgCenter researchers first became aware of the use of resistant starch to reduce body fat in rats. Resistant starch, which is not digested in the small intestine, is a fermentable fiber found in peas, beans, lentils and some grain products.
Protection for Human Subjects
Scientists and extension specialists at LSU AgCenter frequently work with human subjects in scientific studies or educational programs. The LSU AgCenter has an Institutional Review Board that reviews research with human subjects to ensure their protection.
Norovirus and Oysters in Louisiana
Photo of Naim Montazeri with haul of oyster
At some point in your life you have become ill with what is referred to as stomach flu. Stomach flu is caused by norovirus and is the foremost common cause of gastrointestinal tract infections in humans, resulting in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and low-grade fever.
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