(Distributed 04/28/05) Several times a year, scientists from the LSU AgCenter travel to the Caribbean. But they’re not taking the trip to lounge on a beach and sip frozen daiquiris.
(Distributed 04/28/05) "We encourage youth to accumulate wealth and not debt," Ken Uffman, president and CEO emeritus of the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge, told Louisiana legislators at Youth Financial Day at the Capitol Thursday (April 28).
(Distributed 04/28/05) The LSU AgCenter is working to bring a national training program to Louisiana to help teach residents about leadership development.
(Distributed 04/28/05) LSU AgCenter and Southern University AgCenter faculty were honored last week (April 21) during the Louisiana Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference in Vicksburg, Miss.
Registration is under way for the 2004 AgOutlook Conference Jan. 15 in Monroe.The conference, which will precede the opening of AgExpo 2004 in Monroe, will give Louisiana farmers and agribusiness leaders an opportunity to continue discussing issues facing agriculture and working toward solutions to the problems they face.
(Distributed 04/20/05) A succulent plant grown in a remote, mountainous region of southwestern China, where it’s used as a tea and herbal remedy, has become the latest plant being studied for its medicinal properties by researchers at the LSU AgCenter and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.
(Distributed 04/22/05) They’re creepy, crawly and wiggly, and some of them sting. Parts of Louisiana have been overwhelmed by caterpillars, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet.
(Distributed 04/22/05) More than 100 farmers and industry leaders participated in a Master Farmer Model Farm Field Day and Forage Tour Tuesday (April 19) – to see conservation practices being followed by leading producers.
(Distributed 04/20/05) Springtime is buzzing with insects, and bees are making a big buzz recently, according to an LSU AgCenter expert. LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet says swarms of bees are showing up in backyards and near houses – which presents problems for homeowners. But they aren't the only insects bugging people.
(Distributed 04/20/05) Louisiana rice farmers have taken advantage of recently improved weather for planting their 2005 crop, making up for a slow start.
(Distributed 04/20/05) In the few weeks he’s been with the LSU AgCenter, one Northeast Louisiana faculty member already is trying to make remarkable strides to help boost economic development in one of the poorest regions of the nation.
(Distributed 04/15/05) Schoolchildren visiting Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge for AgMagic aren’t just learning about the wonders of agriculture and our natural resources.
(Distribtued 04/15/05) As spring and summer picnics take the stage and outdoor activities swing into motion, LSU AgCenter experts say it’s important to remember the importance of good hygiene in preventing the spread of diseases.
(Distributed 04/15/05) Young people from across Louisiana learned what it takes to operate a cooperative business during the Co-op Youth Conference this month at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center near Pollock.
(Distributed 04/14/05) The LSU AgCenter is teaching youngsters across Louisiana to adopt healthier lifestyles.
(Distributed 04/14/05) A Winnsboro man was recognized earlier this month as one of the country’s outstanding 4-H volunteers.
(Distributed 04/14/05) Highway construction moves a lot of dirt around, and with construction comes the potential for erosion.
(Distributed 04/13/05) LSU AgCenter researchers recently completed a study that examines the marketing and economic feasibility of using sugarcane rind as a supplemental raw material for manufacturing oriented strand board (OSB) and similar products.
(Distributed 04/13/05) The LSU AgCenter’s Rosepine Research Station will host its annual Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day May 5.
(Distributed 04/13/05) The LSU AgCenter’s Rosepine Research Station will host its annual Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day May 6.
(Distributed 04/11/05) The second phase of Louisiana’s Master Farmer Program will officially begin this month with the first "model farm" field day – where participants can witness the latest in conservation practices.
(Distributed 04/08/05) The LSU AgCenter is expanding a successful crop demonstration program again this year. The program provides farmers with useful information that can help them decide which crop varieties to plant.
(Distributed 04/08/05) As Louisiana enters the pecan-growing season, LSU AgCenter specialists warn growers to be on the lookout for a dot-sized insect known as the phylloxera.
(Distributed 04/08/05) Volunteer leaders from across the state will gather for the 16th Louisiana Community Economic Development Seminar May 17-18 in Baton Rouge.
(Distributed 04/08/05) Mayhaw growers can learn the latest research about producing their crops during the 10th Annual Mayhaw Conference and Field Day slated for April 30 at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock.
(Distributed 04/08/05) Weed management in wheat is just one of the topics that will be discussed during the Wheat and Oat Field Day scheduled for April 25 at the LSU AgCenter’s Scott Research, Extension and Education Center.
(Distributed 04/07/05) Work is under way on a new poultry demonstration facility at the LSU AgCenter’s Hill Farm Research Station at Homer.
(Distributed 04/06/05) A maggot that wreaked havoc on several rice fields last year has been identified as a species previously found in Peru and Costa Rica.
(Distributed 04/06/05) Researchers at the LSU AgCenter’s Southeast Research Station here discussed several new projects and changes in the Louisiana dairy industry at their annual Dairy Field Day last week (March 31).
(Distributed 04/06/05) An LSU AgCenter nutritionist recently received the 2005 Louisiana Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award.