(05/02/23) ST. JOSEPH, La. — The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a wildlife forum and field day May 12 featuring information on chronic wasting disease, feral hogs, habitat management and more.
Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 318-649-2663. On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the station, 4589 Highway 605 in St. Joseph. The program will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude with a lunch to be provided at noon.
Presentations on the agenda include:
— Native habitat management by Luke Stamper, AgCenter wildlife, forestry and land management agent.
— Soil test interpretation and nitrogen fixation in legumes by Rasel Parvej, AgCenter soil fertility specialist.
— Feral hog removal and avian influenza in waterfowl by Kim Marie Tolson, University of Louisiana at Monroe biology professor and Museum of Natural History director.
— Chronic wasting disease by Johnathan Bordelon, deer program manager with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
— Proper handling and processing of feral hog carcasses by Boo Persica, AgCenter research associate and meat lab manager.
— Roadside management for herbaceous plant communities by Terry Johnston, retired biologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
— Program updates by Jason Hardie, NRCS district conservationist.
For more information, contact Stamper at LStamper@agcenter.lsu.edu or 318-649-2663.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture