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Louisiana Agriculture Magazine Spring 2017 PDF


Just Below the Surface: Determining Patterns of a Critical Underwater Resource

Kristin DeMarco
Submerged aquatic vegetation grows in shallow waters off the northern Gulf of Mexico coast and is one of the most productive ecosystems in the coastal landscape.


Potential of Silicon Fertilization in Reducing Arsenic Accumulation in Rice Grains

Flavia B. Agostinho and Brenda S. Tubaña
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.


Learn Earth’s Natural History at the Arthropod Museum

Brittany Owens
The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum is an incredible resource of insect specimens from Louisiana, the South and many countries.


Cost-saving Consumer Preference Evaluation of Food Products

Kennet Carabante and Witoon Prinyawiwatkul
In the food industry, the study of consumer sensory perception of foods is a key step in new product development.


Hormonal Approach to Inducing Early Ovulation in Mares

Erin Oberhaus and Donald Thompson Jr.
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.


Why Won’t They Go? Increasing Student Participation in Study Abroad

Shelli Danjean
Agricultural professionals must have an understanding of global issues as well as the ability to work in a diverse work environment.


Xylella Fastidiosa in Rabbiteye Blueberry: A Newly Studied Host of an Old Foe

Mary Helen Ferguson and Christopher A. Clark
Researchers find a strong association between detection of this pathogen in blueberries and yield loss.


Optimal Disaster Debris Management in a Changing Policy Environment

Alejandra Brevé Ferrari
This study assesses local governments’ debris removal decisions and how they affect net wealth.


Managing Insects for Peace and Prosperity

Michael J. Stout
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.


A Changing World Demands Sustaining Our Natural Resources

Allen Rutherford
The School of Renewable Natural Resources encompasses wildlife conservation, fisheries, aquaculture, wetlands, watershed ecology, forest products and more.


School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Supports Health and Wellness

Louise Wicker
Scientists in the school are involved in food processing innovation, product development, nutrition, food safety, health and wellness, and consumer choice research.


Students Prepare for the Animal Industry

Phil Elzer
The School of Animal Sciences is working to meet the challenges of today’s industry through research, outreach and teaching efforts.


Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences School Has Broad Mandate

Don La Bonte
This school solves problems and prepares students for just about every aspect of crop production and horticulture.


Meeting the Business Needs of Agriculture in the Global Economy

Michael E. Salassi
The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness focuses on the viability of the agricultural sector in Louisiana.


Battling Disease in Louisiana Crops

Lawrence Datnoff
The disease-conducive environment in Louisiana create an ongoing condition in which plant diseases are one of the most limiting factors in crop production.


Textiles and Apparel Part of Everyone’s Daily Life

Jenna Kuttruff
This department prepares students to enter the vast and changing global apparel market armed with creativity, business skills and an eye to the future.


Agricultural Education Grows in Scope and Numbers

Kristin Stair and Joey Blackburn
This program allows students to explore agriculture broadly and provides them the skills to share that knowledge.


Our Graduates Solve World Problems

Bill Richardson
College of Agriculture graduates are among the innovators, decision-makers and policy developers working to improve food security and the environment.


The World Is the Classroom

Tobie Blanchard
In the College of Agriculture classes meet indoors, outdoors, in the woods, on a livestock farm or in another country.


Student Numbers Stay Steady, Recruitment Efforts Increase

Tobie Blanchard
For the past five years, the LSU College of Agriculture’s student population has hovered around 1,300, but the demand for graduates keeps growing.


Alumni Carve Careers in Field, Lab, Fashion, Food

Tobie Blanchard
From courtrooms to classrooms, from Capitol Hill to a castle, College of Agriculture alumni are making a difference in the world.


College of Agriculture Offers Study Abroad Opportunities

Rick Bogren
Students can spend a few weeks, a semester or an entire year at a university in another country and get college credit.


College Offers Living, Learning Community for First-Year Students

Students who live in the Agricultural Residential College have the opportunity to network with their peers and get exposure to a variety of careers.


College of Ag News Spring 2017

Smith named Udall Scholar; Song wins dissertation award; Poultry judging team takes national prizes; Five students received University Medals; College lauds students, alumni at spring ceremony


AgCenter News Spring 2017

Wilson named rice, sugarcane entomologist; Experts talk irrigation; International technology meeting; Phragmites scale damages coast; Tiger Tasters needed


Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

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