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Linda Benedict  |  12/10/2008 1:40:15 AM

LSU AgCenter supports new Westwego farmers market
The LSU AgCenter participates in and was part of the establishment of a new farmers market in Westwego – a place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Lammi-Keefe edits book on nutrition, pregnancy
Carol Lammi-Keefe, professor in the LSU AgCenter’s School of Human Ecology, is the lead editor of a new book published in 2008 – Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy.

Reames leads food safety team that wins national award
Beth Reames, extension nutritionist, was the leader of the team recognized for its tri-state research study that tested the effectiveness of the “Serving Food Safely” food safety curriculum to increase knowledge and promote safe food-handling practices of staff and volunteers of food recovery agencies.

Despite storms, sugarcane harvest better than expected
Sugarcane growers are having one of their best years ever when it comes to the level of recoverable sugar per ton of cane, although yields are slightly off the early predictions of 34-35 tons of cane per acre, said Ben Legendre, LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist.

Hanna on cover of international journal
A study on the heating of tomato plants grown in greenhouses by H.Y. Hanna, a professor at the LSU AgCenter’s Red River Research Station in Bossier City, is the cover story of the April-June 2008 issue of HortTechnology, a research publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science that has subscribers in 50 countries.

Smith named new Sweet Potato Station coordinator
The LSU AgCenter has named Tara Smith research coordinator at its Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase. 

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