(Distributed 07/31/06) Satellite technology, when looked at as a whole, is known as precision agriculture. This approach to farming saves money by utilizing farm resources more efficiently.
(Distributed 07/28/06) Asian soybean rust has surfaced in Louisiana at the prime time for fungicide applications on soybeans in the southwestern area of the state, according to an LSU AgCenter expert who spoke Thursday (July 27). The comments from Dr. David Lanclos, the LSU AgCenter’s soybean specialist, came during a meeting hosted by G&H Seed of Crowley.
(Distributed 07/28/06) When LSU AgCenter Hurricane Recovery Coordinator Mark Schexnayder hosted a group of volunteers from Ohio State University in December, he had no idea one of them would soon become a coworker. But that’s the way it turned out when Amanda Hardesty took on the task of volunteer coordinator with Louisiana Sea Grant and settled into sharing office space with other LSU AgCenter personnel in Jefferson Parish
(Distributed 07/28/06) LSU AgCenter agents in seven South Louisiana parishes are working with other agencies on a project designed to help displaced students meet their ongoing needs. The effort, known as the Partnership for Prevention Education, is targeted toward Louisiana residents affected by last year’s hurricanes.
(Distributed 07/27/06) Scientists from the LSU AgCenter this week started planting grass as the first step in a research project designed to evaluate its ability to protect earthen levees on the Gulf Coast. The plant, which already is used widely for erosion control and is known to have some repellent qualities to termites, is vetiver grass.
(Distributed 07/26/06) Teachers across Louisiana went back to school this summer to receive training that will help them teach financial management in their classrooms.
(Distributed 07/26/06) The LSU AgCenter’s Dean Lee Research and Extension Center will host its annual Row Crop Field Day Aug. 24. The field day will feature information on cotton, corn and soybeans,
(Distributed 07/26/06) LSU AgCenter scientists confirmed Wednesday (July 26) that Asian soybean rust was found on soybeans in Rapides Parish. This is the first finding of the disease on soybeans in Louisiana for 2006. It had been found about a month ago on kudzu, a plant that can host the disease, in Iberia and Lafayette parishes.
(Distributed 07/26/06) Homeowners in South Louisiana and elsewhere in the Gulf South who are rebuilding after last year’s hurricanes have opportunities to add more termite protection to their homes, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 07/26/06) Recent rainfall is causing problems for rice farmers across Louisiana after they planted the smallest crop on record this year, according to the LSU AgCenter rice specialist.
(Distribtued 07/21/06) Louisiana farmers for years have focused more on drainage than irrigation. But practices have changed with changing weather.
(Distributed 07/20/06) Two new sugarcane varieties released earlier this year and "energy cane" were featured at the LSU AgCenter’s annual sugarcane field day on July 19 at the Sugar Research Station at St. Gabriel.
(Distributed 07/18/06) About 500 young horse enthusiasts participated in the LSU AgCenter’s 2006 State 4-H and FFA Horse Show at the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center here July 10-15.
(Distributed 07/18/06) LSU AgCenter agents from St. Bernard Parish recently conducted a six-week learning camp for students who have returned to their homes in one of Louisiana’s more devastated areas from last years hurricanes.
(Distributed 07/18/06) A former Louisiana 4-H leader is among 20 people who will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame this fall. The late W. C. Abbott Sr., former state 4-H leader for Louisiana, was selected for the honor.
(Distributed 07/14/06) Although a Houma couple’s discovery of what was thought to be "cuculoupe" in their garden has been touted in media across the country, experts now say further study revealed it isn’t a new vegetable or fruit after all.
(Distributed 07/14/06) Encouraging news for Southwest Louisiana farmers came during the four rice field days held recently by the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 07/13/06) Louisiana soybean producers are sitting on pins and needles waiting to see if their soybean crops will pass a critical growth stage without being infected by Asian soybean rust.
(Distributed 07/12/06) Rice and soybean farmers can learn about some of the latest research and receive updates during the Northeast Louisiana Rice and Soybean Field Day July 25.
(Distributed 07/07/06) Thirteen of Louisiana’s finest farmers have completed the rigorous requirements to become a Master Farmer – a title that means they have not only learned the latest in scientifically based conservation techniques but they are voluntarily implementing them on their farms.
(Distributed 07/05/06) Homeowners and home builders will get an opportunity to see live demonstrations of hurricane-resistant and moisture-control building techniques and materials on July 14 at the LSU AgCenter’s LaHouse Resource Center.