(Distributed 01/20/11) DELHI, La. – Nearly 100 farmers heard ways to improve the quality and yield potential of cotton, corn and soybeans from LSU AgCenter experts at a northeast Louisiana crop forum Jan. 18.
(Distributed 01/11/11) About 90 Sugar Bowl fans spent the morning of Jan.4 in areas that were 6 to 10 feet under water after Hurricane Katrina. The fans were on a tour conducted by the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant.
(Distributed 01/28/11) OIL CITY, La. – Oil City Environmental Magnet School has been selected to provide the Louisiana forest exchange box in a display recognizing the International Year of Forests in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in March.
(Distributed 01/03/11) The LSU AgCenter will host an interactive timber tax workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at several locations around the state.
(Distributed 01/04/11) The Louisiana Master Farmer Program Recognition and Award Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Diamond Jacks in Bossier City from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(Distributed 01/06/11) The LSU and Southern University AgCenters will hold their monthly Lunch and Learn session Friday, Jan. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at New Orleans City Hall room 8E12.
(Distributed 01/21/11) The LSU AgCenter recently released a handy pocket-size guide to help with identification and control of pests in and around buildings. Titled “Pest Identification Guide for Pests In and Around Buildings,” the publication was supported with funds from the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center and was prepared by experts from the LSU AgCenter, Texas AgriLife, the University of Arkansas, Auburn University, the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee.
(Distributed 01//27/11) NEW IBERIA, La. – Sugarcane farmers from Iberia, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes heard Tuesday (Jan. 25) from a variety of experts on improving their crop after a harvest with above-average prices.
(Distributed 01/28/11) She rarely cracked a smile during her hour-long presentation, but internationally renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin cracked up the audience many times with her wry observations on the food industry.
(Distributed 01/06/11) HAMMOND, La. – The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Master Gardeners Association have scheduled a spring vegetable garden workshop from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Hammond Research Station.
(Distributed 01/12/11) With nighttime temperatures falling below 28 degrees, Louisiana strawberry growers expect some damage to the crop and potential loss in production this week, according to industry experts.
(Distributed 01/27/11) The LSU AgCenter has received a five-year extension from the Louisiana Board of Regents to continue with the establishment of the Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing.
(Distributed 01/18/11) A half-day conference on rural poverty will feature two nationally recognized scholars on Feb. 3 in Baton Rouge.
(Distributed 01/21/11) B. Rogers Leonard, an entomologist with the LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, was among a group of 12 entomologists who received the 2011 Friends of Integrated Pest Management Pulling Together Award.
(Distributed 01/03/11) DELHI, La. – The latest in research to help farmers grow profitable crops will be featured at the 2011 northeast Louisiana crop forum Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Delhi Civic Center.
(Distributed 01/24/11) WEST MONROE, La. – Diversifying efforts needed to protect and maintain economic interests while sustaining forest productivity were the focus of the 2011 Ag Expo Forestry Forum presented by the LSU AgCenter Jan. 15 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
(Distributed 01/25/11) WEST MONROE, La. – An LSU AgCenter horticulturist advised 200 gardening enthusiasts which woody shrubs and ornamental plants could be productive in northeast Louisiana landscapes. The presentation was part of a gardening forum sponsored by the Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners on Jan. 15.
(Distributed 01/28/11) CROWLEY, La. – Farmers should be patient for rice prices to catch up with other commodities, a Chicago financial analyst said Jan. 25 at the annual joint meeting of the Louisiana Rice Council and the Louisiana Rice Growers Association and a briefing by the USA Rice Federation.
(Distributed 01/06/11) HAMMOND, La. – The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Master Gardeners are sponsoring their annual Camellia Garden Stroll from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Hammond Research Station.
(Distributed 01/04/11) The LSU AgCenter, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will hold a citrus training and law interpretation workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Belle Chasse Auditorium.
(Distributed 01/12/11) The LSU AgCenter and the St. Tammany Master Gardeners Association will hold a gardening seminar Friday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p. m.
(Distributed 01/12/11) Rice farmers across south Louisiana got a refresher course recently (Jan. 7-10) from a slate of experts with the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 01/04/11) The recruitment process for the LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Young Ag Producers Program’s 2011-2012 group has begun, according to Bradley Leger, the program’s coordinator.
(Distributed 01/19/11) ALEXANDRIA, La. – Twelve people were certified as Master Nutrition volunteers after completing an LSU AgCenter program Jan. 12.
(Distributed 01/14/11) BOSSIER CITY, La. – Christian Richard, who farms 2,000 acres of rice, soybeans and crawfish in Kaplan, was named 2010 Outstanding Louisiana Master Farmer, and nine newly certified Master Farmers were recognized at the 65th annual meeting of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts Thursday (Jan. 13).
(Distributed 01/31/11) A product manufactured and marketed by a Louisiana company is the only killed vaccine available to prevent anaplasmosis, a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year.
(Distributed 01/21/11) Louisiana farmers are interested in growing more feed grains because of the increase in prices for soybeans and corn, demonstrated by well-attended meetings in Vermilion Parish on Jan. 19 and St. Landry Parish on Jan. 20, sponsored by the LSU AgCenter.