B. Rogers Leonard
, the Jack Hamilton Chair of Cotton Production at the LSU AgCenter’s Macon Ridge Research Station
, has been chosen for the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association annual meeting in February in Alexandria, La. Leonard has a B.S. in agronomy, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology, all from LSU. He was recently named the LSU AgCenter’s cotton specialist. "Dr. Leonard’s insect pest management research has had a major positive impact on the profitability and environmental sustainability of row crop production across the southern United States," said Robert Hutchinson
, director of the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Region
"It is a tremendous compliment to Roger’s research and outreach programs to be recognized in this way by the private crop consultants of our state."
(This article was published in the winter 2009 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)