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Linda Benedict, Blanchard, Tobie M., Schultz, Bruce, Morgan, Johnny W.  |  8/1/2013 1:53:52 AM

Citrus canker disease found in Louisiana
The citrus canker disease has been detected in New Orleans by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine division, according to LSU AgCenter plant scientist Raj Singh.

Sweet potato acreage goes down again
Louisiana farmers have finished planting sweet potatoes, and acreage continues to decline. Tara Smith, coordinator of the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station

15 communicators win international awards
Fifteen people from the LSU AgCenter have won awards in the annual competition of the Association for Communication Excellence, an international professional organization.

Selim honored for achievement in soil science
Magdi Selim, the A. George & Mildred G. Caldwell Professor of Soil Sciences in the School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, has been named recipient of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) Liebig Award,

13 rice growers become‘certified’
At the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station Field Day, held June 26, representatives of the Kellogg Co. recognized the first toplevel participants in the Kellogg’s Certified Rice Producers program. A financial incentive is provided to producers for rice sold to Kellogg’s.

(These article was published in the spring 2013 issue of Louisiana Agriculture magazine.)

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