(Distributed 07/01/11) BATON ROUGE, La. – Sixteen former state 4-H presidents dating back to 1959 met at a reception June 23 in LSU’s Tiger Stadium before the final assembly of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University.
(Distributed 07/29/11) PARKS, La. – This year’s sugarcane crop is responding well to recent rainfall, after a dry spring and early summer.
(Distributed 07/07/11 ) From its humble beginnings in 1973 as a project between the student government association and the Dairy Science Department, the popularity of the LSU Dairy Store remains strong.
(Distributed 07/26/11) ST. GABRIEL, La – Scientists discussed the strengths of new sugarcane varieties and various management options available to growers during the July 20 sugarcane field day at the LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Research Station.
(Distributed 07/29/11) Stagnant water left from recent rains could become a favorite breeding ground for disease carrying mosquitoes, but some simple practices can keep you safer.
(Distributed 07/06/11) The LSU AgCenter’s 29th Annual Sugarcane Field Day will be held July 20 at the Sugar Research Station near St. Gabriel, beginning with registration and an equipment display from 8-9 a.m.
(Distributed 07/21/11) SHREVEPORT, La.--The LSU AgCenter and the City of Shreveport are collaborating in an educational farm program that has taught six teens how to be entrepreneurs.
(Distributed 07/07/11) LAKE ARTHUR, La. – U.S. rice acreage has fallen significantly, and that could affect prices, according to an LSU AgCenter economist who spoke at the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day July 5.
(Distributed 07/01/11) CROWLEY, La. – LSU AgCenter researchers are using weather stations to study microclimates in rice fields to determine if the structure of rice plants can influence disease susceptibility or resistance in different varieties.
(Distributed 07/29/11) OPELOUSAS, La. – Louisiana 4-H’ers heard that working in the equine industry can be lucrative as well as dangerous at a career day held July 23 at Evangeline Downs.
(Distributed 07/29/11) ALEXANDRIA, La. – Nematodes love drought, and some Louisiana soybean and cotton farmers are having problems this year with these microscopic pests that eat away at plant roots. “We’re in reniform nematode country,” LSU AgCenter agronomist Charles Overstreet told farmers gathered for the annual field day at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center on July 28.
(Distributed 07/06/11) SHREVEPORT, La. – The Louisiana 4-H Foundation will host a fund-raising sporting clay tournament on Aug. 19 at the Shreveport Gun Club.
(Distributed 07/18/11) WEST MONROE, La. – Results from the 42nd annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 5-9 have been released.
(Distributed 07/15/11) RAYVILLE, La. – Farmers at an LSU AgCenter rice and soybean field day July 13 heard that a new rice mill being built near Mer Rouge could be open for business by early next year.
(Distributed 07/15/11) Donald L. Thompson, a professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Animal Sciences, was presented the Equine Science Award on July 11 during the joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science held in New Orleans.
(Distributed 07/20/11) Results of research on how best to insulate raised floor homes in hot, humid climates is now available on the AgCenter’s website.
(Distributed 07/19/11) A Livingston Parish 4-H member recently received a scholarship from the Friends of the National Rifle Association in Washington, D. C.
(Distributed 07/12/11) ALEXANDRIA, La. – The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension field day on July 28 will feature presentations on cotton, corn, cattle, soybeans and weed management.