Arsenic is a heavy metal found in the environment, and it is common to find traces of it in our food supply. It is known to cause human health problems.
As part of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, participants must complete a conservation plan for their farm to become certified.
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.
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 LSU AgCenter offered an obesity prevention program taught with iPads. Read about the Body Quest program.
LSU AgCenter scientists continue to bring scientific discoveries to the world marketplace through the Office of Intellectual Property. Here are four successes.
Students study tropical horticulture in Honduras, conduct marine research in Mozambique; MANRRS partners with NRCS; 15 scholars participate in Governor’s School
3 researchers get $62,500; False ragweed pest problem; New rice lines; 7 new ‘potential’ plants; Research boost for aquarium fish production
The LSU AgCenter and East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners have partnered to host a series of garden workshops for children at the Botanic Gardens.
LSU AgCenter scientists are trying to reduce the ash content of sugar, which would allow more sugar recovery, and at the same time produce salts from this ash.
Three new soybean herbicide systems will give farmers much-needed tools to fight increasing resistant weed populations they have struggled with in recent years.
LSU AgCenter economists are evaluating alternative measures of a community’s ability to provide a fertile environment for children's economic prosperity.
Because of the risks and limitations of available chemical products, it is imperative to develop new tools and strategies for sustainable disease management.
One way to teach better nutrition to families is to take aim at their children, and one way to do that is through a fun and engaging summer cooking camp.
LSU AgCenter researchers are trying to grow tea plants in Louisiana that could produce a new product for the market.
Scientists at the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute develop sugar factory production models to assist Louisiana’s sugar factories in becoming more efficient.
Two new faculty members, Crystal Ahrens and Tyler Braud, plan to expand 4-H and the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture livestock programs.
Uncertainty caused by globalization and technological change characterizes the future of cane sugar production in Louisiana.
The Great Recession of 2007-2008 hurt the forestry industry, and it is still feeling the effects, especially in the housing industry.
Now comes another threat to Louisiana's fragile coast: the Roseau scale insect, an invasive species from Asia.
College of Agriculture students will be the innovators, the decision-makers and the policy developers, who will work to improve food security,
This department prepares students to enter the vast and changing global apparel market through creativity and an eye to the future.
A study found a strong association between detection of this pathogen in rabbiteye blueberries, the most common in Louisiana, and yield loss.
In the food industry, the study of consumer sensory perception of foods is a key step in new product development.
The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum is an incredible resource of insect specimens from Louisiana, the South and many countries.
Scientists in the school are involved in food processing innovation, product development and consumer choice research.
With a broad mandate, the school is involved in just about every area of crop production and horticulture.
The disease-conducive environment in Louisiana create an ongoing condition in which plant diseases are one of the most limiting factors in crop production.
An industry-imposed birthday of January 1 has created an incentive for horse owners and breeders to produce foals as early in the year as possible.
Students who live in the Agricultural Residential College have the opportunity to network with their peers and get exposure to a variety of careers.
This program allows students to explore agriculture broadly and provides them the skills to share that knowledge.
Future agricultural professionals must have an awareness of pressing global issues as well as the ability to work in a diverse work environment.
This study assesses local governments’ debris removal management decisions and how they impact their net wealth in the long run.
The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness focuses on the economic viability of the agricultural sector in Louisiana.
Insects are the largest and most diverse group of organisms on earth. Almost a million species have been described by scientists with more to come.
For the past five years, the LSU College of Agriculture’s student population has hovered around 1,300.
Submerged aquatic vegetation grows in shallow waters off the northern Gulf of Mexico coast and is one of the most productive ecosystems in coastal landscape.
The School of Renewable Natural Resources encompasses wildlife conservation, fisheries, aquaculture, wetlands, watershed ecology and forest products.
Madelyn Smith named Udall Scholar; Kunlin Song wins dissertation award; Poultry judging team takes national prize; Five students receive University Medals
Blake Wilson named rice, sugarcane entomologist; Experts talk irrigation; International technology meeting; Phragmites scale damages coast; Tiger Tasters
In the College of Agriculture classes meet indoors, outdoors, in the woods, on a livestock farm or even in another country.
Students can spend a few weeks, a semester or an entire year at a university in another country and get college credit.
From courtrooms to classrooms, from Capitol Hill to a castle, LSU College of Agriculture alumni are making marks in many ways.
Many plant oils, including tea tree oil, are antimicrobial but need to be mixed with water to offer benefit.
Homeschooling offers an alternative to public or private schools and is likely to increase across the U.S. and in Louisiana.
The latest issue of Louisiana Agriculture, the quarterly magazine published by the LSU AgCenter, includes articles on medical marijuana, the urban agriculture
Wenqing Xu serves as the LSU AgCenter food safety specialist and is an assistant professor in the LSU College of Agriculture.
Some of the toughest weeds to manage are those that spread vegetatively, such as bushkiller and torpedograss.
As outlined in Louisiana law, the growth, production and distribution of medical marijuana by the LSU AgCenter will be done according to stringent rules.
A new pest on crape myrtles, the crape myrtle bark scale, is spreading in Louisiana, but can be managed.
For nearly 50 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, referred to as EFNEP, has been addressing challenges such as obesity.
The recent popularity of the farm-to-table movement is bringing greater interest to the concept of community gardening.
Because Bacillus thuringiensis kills larvae of butterflies, moths and skippers (lepidopterans), care should be taken so that nontarget plants are not treated.
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens has been undergoing significant changes as it moves from a crops research station to a center for urban agriculture education.
The Botanic Gardens and Burden Horticulture Society have developed several annual events to provide both education and fun as well as raise money for programs.
Topics include tree planting, farmer worker protection rules, the Livestock Show, resistant starch and new rice herbicide.
Topics include Hemline for Hearts event, advent of the seersucker suit, and student trip to Greece to study food.
Southern corn rust is a disease that affects the Louisiana corn crop annually, but at different incidences and severity.
The Healthy Communities initiative uses a community participatory model to fight the obesity epidemic in Louisiana.
4-H enrollment is available and encouraged for homeschooled students.
Size matters when it comes to sugar crystals and the efficient processing of cane juice into refined sugar for human consumption.
Extending grazing through fall and winter reduces the amount of harvested forage needed to maintain cow performance and could reduce production costs.