With a broad mandate, the school is involved in just about every area of crop production and horticulture.
The Louisiana coastline is disappearing at a rate of up to 35 square miles a year, but much is being done to combat this loss. Dr. Carrie Knott, the only sea oats plant breeder in the nation, spent much of 2010 identifying sea oat lines with proven performance in natural beach environments.
The Chinese tallow tree is a fast-growing species that produces abundant quantities of seed rich in lipids suitable for the production of biodiesel and other uses. Because of its high seed yields, this perennial crop has legitimate potential to supply the biodiesel industry with critical feedstock at low-cost.
Recognition of students receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in Plant Science or Environmental Science as well as doctoral students receiving a Ph.D. in Agronomy for the 2010 spring semester.
Ms. Legoria’s fifth-grade class from West Dale Heights Academic Magnet School visited the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences in early November. Dr. David C. Weindorf, Assistant Professor of Soil Classification, discussed soil monoliths, soil features and soil formation factors with the visitors.
News and information from the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences.
Archive copies of newsletters for "Agronomy and Environmental News" and "Horticultural Happenings." Covers issues from Winter 2002 through Fall 2005.