Nitrogen and phosphorus found in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River System contribute to the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Recirculating tailwater, or irrigation water that runs off fields, is recommended as a best management practice to improve irrigation efficiency.
An insect physiologist with a background in physiology and toxicology, Daniel Swale is a researcher in the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology.
Kenyan scientists visit, Award winners announced, Healthy Communities initiative works to improve rural health.
Surveys were conducted in 2013 and 2016 of farmers to determine the amount of conservation practices implemented and adopted.
Rice production practices in Louisiana have evolved over the years to allow more efficient use of fertilizer.
Conservation tillage provides many benefits, including reducing soil compaction, soil erosion and nutrient loss.
Eastern oyster play an important role in keeping coastal waters clean because they filter nutrients as they feed.
Reducing pollution from animal agriculture includes improving waste treatment systems and reducing the nitrogen content of animal feed.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying the effect of mulch cover in sugarcane production on reducing soil sediment and nitrogen and phosphate nutrient losses.
Nutrients from runoff, including phosphorus and nitrogen, have a significant impact on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
The population growth on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain has caused a burden on infrastructure and increased water pollution to rivers and streams.
A study was conducted to evaluate how traditional and conservation tillage planting methods for winter forages affect forage growth and nutrient runoff.
A filter strip is a conservation practice that protects water bodies from nutrient runoff from agricultural fields.
The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are working to improve water quality in Lake St. Joseph.
Forests coincide with much of Louisiana’s water bodies, so forest management practices are conducted with conservation of water quality in mind.
LSU AgCenter research and extension programs provide science-based solutions to mitigate nutrient pollution in Louisiana waterways.
Poultry best management practices have been developed to guide producers in the most efficient, safe and economical methods for handling poultry waste.
Growing plants on islands in water pools contaminated with animal waste is a way to reuse valuable nutrients that might otherwise be lost.
New technology allows farmers to manage nitrogen fertilizer by applying the right amount in the right location when it is needed most.
More research needs to be conducted to determine the relationship between agricultural runoff and Louisiana wetlands.
Elevated levels of trace elements in waterways can pose a serious threat to human and aquatic life.
The LSU AgCenter aims to educate golf course managers to efficiently and responsibly use fertilizers.
A project in northwest Louisiana is an effort to use a dependable source of surface water from the Red River for use as irrigation water.
A Louisiana rice farmer's innovations have made farming more profitable with added environmental benefits.
As part of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, participants must complete a conservation plan for their farm to become certified.
The focus of the fall 2017 issue is nutrient management and how LSU AgCenter scientists are working hard to keep our finite water supply wholesome.
The Hardwick farm in Tensas Parish puts into practice the nutrient management recommendations of the LSU AgCenter.
While many Southern gardeners are familiar with the sweet fragrance of the sweet olive tree, the true edible olive is finding its way into Louisiana landscapes.
The School of Animal Sciences is working to meet the challenges of today’s industry through research, outreach and teaching efforts.
The need for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, exhaustion of fossil fuel resources and the desire for energy independence have encouraged worldwide interest infuels and chemicals derived from renewable resources, especially those that do not compete with food crops.
Forestry and poultry, the top two income-producing agricultural commodities in Louisiana generate significant quantities of waste that can be used for producing energy pellets or other value-added products such as soil amendments.
The sugars found in molasses are ideal feedstocks for fermentation to a wide variety of products. The bacterium known as Clostridium beijerinckii optinoii can produce butanol and isopropanol from these sugars.
There is an opportunity to extract fermentable sugars from energycane and use the fiber byproduct, or bagasse, as lignocellulosic biomass for release of additional fermentable sugars or for conversion into electricity.
Irrigation of agricultural crops in Louisiana has contributed to the state’s economic growth, and it is anticipated that the number of irrigated acres will continue to increase.
Every backyard garden needs at least one tomato plant, and certain varieties will do well in Louisiana.
The LSU AgCenter offered an obesity prevention program taught with iPads. Read about the Body Quest program.
LSU AgCenter scientists continue to bring scientific discoveries to the world marketplace through the Office of Intellectual Property. Here are four successes.
Students study tropical horticulture in Honduras, conduct marine research in Mozambique; MANRRS partners with NRCS; 15 scholars participate in Governor’s School
3 researchers get $62,500; False ragweed pest problem; New rice lines; 7 new ‘potential’ plants; Research boost for aquarium fish production
The LSU AgCenter and East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners have partnered to host a series of garden workshops for children at the Botanic Gardens.
LSU AgCenter scientists are trying to reduce the ash content of sugar, which would allow more sugar recovery, and at the same time produce salts from this ash.
Three new soybean herbicide systems will give farmers much-needed tools to fight increasing resistant weed populations they have struggled with in recent years.
LSU AgCenter economists are evaluating alternative measures of a community’s ability to provide a fertile environment for children's economic prosperity.
Because of the risks and limitations of available chemical products, it is imperative to develop new tools and strategies for sustainable disease management.
One way to teach better nutrition to families is to take aim at their children, and one way to do that is through a fun and engaging summer cooking camp.
LSU AgCenter researchers are trying to grow tea plants in Louisiana that could produce a new product for the market.
Scientists at the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute develop sugar factory production models to assist Louisiana’s sugar factories in becoming more efficient.
Two new faculty members, Crystal Ahrens and Tyler Braud, plan to expand 4-H and the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture livestock programs.
Uncertainty caused by globalization and technological change characterizes the future of cane sugar production in Louisiana.
The Great Recession of 2007-2008 hurt the forestry industry, and it is still feeling the effects, especially in the housing industry.
Now comes another threat to Louisiana's fragile coast: the Roseau scale insect, an invasive species from Asia.
College of Agriculture students will be the innovators, the decision-makers and the policy developers, who will work to improve food security,