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Linda Benedict  |  3/23/2009 11:06:34 PM

Mexican rice borer more dangerous to La. sugarcane than rice
Gene Reagan, LSU AgCenter entomologist, has been studying the Mexican rice borer’s spread northward from the Rio Grande Valley for almost 30 years.

Herbicide drift can occur in calm weather
Herbicide drift often occurs when it is least expected – during a still, calm morning, according to Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter weed specialist.

Ethanol from sugarcane could fuel agriculture
Researchers at the LSU AgCenter’s Audubon Sugar Institute in St. Gabriel, La., are combining their knowledge of sugarcane processing with chemical engineering to develop a synergy between sugar production and ethanol. Some of the same process technology industry uses for producing ethanol from corn can be used to produce it from many other raw materials, including sugarcane and similar plants.

Top LSU AgCenter awards for 2008 go to 20 faculty, staff
Twenty faculty and staff received the top awards for 2008 at the LSU AgCenter Annual Conference Dec. 15-16 in Baton Rouge.

Soybean industry honors Boethel
David Boethel, vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Tri-State Soybean Forum held in January in Oak Grove.

Leonard named to Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Fame
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.

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