A Calcasieu Parish rancher has received the 2018 Outstanding Master Farmer award from the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Master Farmer Program.
Here are four of the scientific discoveries from the LSU AgCenter that have been turned into successful intellectual property.
LSU AgCenter horticulture programs serve a diverse Louisiana audience with educational programs and expert advice to keep the state green.
The ability of natural ecosystems to sequester organic carbon provides a service that can be used in climate mitigation programs on local and regional scales.
Donna Sapp brings her expertise and passion for apparel design to the LSU College of Agriculture Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising.
Many crop pests did not survive the record cold temperatures this winter, but many pests of humans, including ticks, fire ants, termites, were unaffected.
Louisiana sugarcane farmers set a record for the most sugar produced in state history despite a rare snowy winter.
Read about the development of L 01-299, which is the only commercial sugarcane variety to possess a gene that confers resistance to brown rust disease.
Soil tests by the LSU AgCenter Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab help consumers grow plants, trees and grass.
“From the Farm to the Table to You” is an educational program aimed at elementary students in the northeast region. Five stations teach children nutrition.
The LSU AgCenter is converting a warehouse to a bottling plant that will serve entrepreneurs working at its Food Incubator.
Beauveria bassiana is a fungus used as an insecticide that is safe for beneficial insects.
This study explores the yield decline associated with growing sugarcane on the same fields year after year.
The LSU AgCenter provides economic impetus not only for farmers on the land but also fishers of the sea. Learn more about the Louisiana Seafood Direct program.
Vermilion Bay Sweet products are available direct to consumers from Louisiana fishers. Learn more.
As part of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, participants must complete a conservation plan for their farm to become certified.
LSU AgCenter researchers study the enhancement of inherent resistance to insect herbivores in crop varieties as an alternative to insecticides.
LSU AgCenter researchers keep finding new ways to use drones to help with farm and ranch management. Learn more.
LSU AgCenter scientists have developed a high-protein rice that can be marketed to help solve world malnutrition problems.
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.
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.