(Distributed 08/31/06) Independent lab tests have confirmed a sample of 2003 foundation seed rice of the variety Cheniere grown by the LSU AgCenter contained a trace amount of genetic material from LL601 – a Liberty Link genetically modified rice.
(Distributed 08/30/06) New Orleans City Park has gone through a lot since last summer, but park officials say they are gearing up for the annual New Orleans Fall Garden Show on Oct. 21-22.
(Distributed 08/25/06) Participants heard about a variety of studies involving cotton, corn and soybeans during the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center Row Crop Field Day Thursday (Aug. 24).
(Distributed 08/25/06) A year after being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, southeast Louisiana’s commercial and recreational fishing industries are still in the rebuilding stages – and the pace of progress is dramatically different for each of them.
(Distributed 08/24/06) Louisiana’s fisheries resources affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita will benefit from fisheries restoration funding in the 2006 Federal Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, according to state officials.
(Distributed 8/22/06) Flashbacks, feelings of grief or depression and other symptoms can be attributed to the anniversary of a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one, an accident or a natural disaster. LSU AgCenter family life professor Dr. Diane D. Sasser expects many people will suffer the "anniversary effects" of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
(Distributed 08/22/06) The LSU AgCenter’s Idlewild Research Station near Clinton will host its annual Wildlife Field Day Sept. 16. Dr. Don Reed, LSU AgCenter associate professor at the station, said the Quality Deer Management Association will help coordinate the event, which also is sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
(Distributed 08/18/06) Weather conditions are leading to spikes and declines in crop prices, and those changes affect Louisiana farmers, as well as others across the country, LSU AgCenter experts say.
(Distributed 08/18/06) With the 2006 rice harvest more than half complete in Southwest Louisiana, results are varied, according to LSU AgCenter agents and area farmers.
(Distributed 08/18/06) The LSU Board of Supervisors Friday (Aug. 18) approved the appointment of a new associate vice chancellor for the LSU AgCenter. Dwight Landreneau, who now serves as secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will move into the post as associate vice chancellor and associate director of extension for the LSU AgCenter Sept. 1.
(Distributed 08/16/06) A mild hurricane season so far shouldn’t be a reason for letting your guard down, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter. Make sure you're prepared long before you hear a storm might be headed your way.
(Distributed 08/15/06) After participating in a three-day Citizenship Louisiana Focus conference in Baton Rouge, students from across the state returned home filled with community service ideas. Juanita Johnson, the LSU AgCenter’s coordinator for the conference, said the ideas and commitment to civic involvement grew from the program – which is designed to reinforce the youngsters’ dedication to and skills in making their communities better.
(Distributed 08/14/06) The LSU AgCenter is providing mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) to the New Orleans area in an effort to suppress mosquito populations in the many abandoned swimming pools in the city.
(Distributed 08/11/06) The LSU AgCenter’s efforts to help with the cleanup and recovery in New Orleans continue to take on national dimensions. One of the latest projects targeted Bayou Metairie in City Park and included 200 volunteers. Although most were local, some came from as far away as Boston.
(Distributed 08/04/06) The beginning of the school year is right around the corner – meaning many children will be boarding school buses to get to and from school. Others will be riding bikes, walking or riding in automobiles. No matter what the mode of transportation, LSU AgCenter associate Cheri Gioe says safety should be on everyone’s mind.
(Distributed 08/03/06)The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the new school year is close at hand. LSU AgCenter associate Cheri Gioe says getting back into the swing of school activities can be easy and just may be the key to a successful school year.
(Distributed 08/02/06) A team of four 4-H’ers from Louisiana took sixth place at the 27th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational held recently (July 23-27) in West Virginia.
(Distributed 08/02/06) Starting the year at a new school can be difficult for youngsters, but that’s exactly the situation many students are facing this year, says LSU AgCenter associate Cheri Gioe.