This issue of Louisiana Agriculture focuses on the essence of agriculture, which is the ability to harness reproduction of plants and animals.
Sabrina S. Taylor
The Seaside Sparrow is a good indicator species for the effects of disturbances, such as oil spills and hurricanes, along the Gulf of Mexico.
Honeybees pollinate hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops annually, but the number of honey-producing colonies in the U.S. is declining.
Glen T. Gentry Jr.
LSU AgCenter research on the white-tailed deer has provided a wealth of information to improve understanding of the deer breeding season.
An LSU AgCenter animal scientist became world-renowned in the field of reproductive biology that not only benefited the livestock industry but also human fertility research.
Claudia Husseneder and Qian Sun
The ability of social insects (bees, wasps, ants, termites) to work together to perpetuate their species is one of the most amazing phenomena in nature.
Adam Famoso, Brijesh Angira, Jennifer Dartez and Rick Zaunbrecher
Development of new rice varieties at the LSU AgCenter, which has been going on since 1909, involves new and evolving technologies.
Lizzi Bonczek and Kevin Ringelman
The mottled duck is a unique nonmigratory duck found only along the western Gulf of Mexico coast and peninsular Florida.
Abigail Greenbaum and Kayanush Aryana
Researchers in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences are studying the effect of honey on probiotic ice cream.
William E. Kelso
Sometimes reproduction goes awry as is the case with Asian carps. They were introduced to control parasites in catfish, and now they are taking over.
LSU AgCenter scientists are working to provide Louisiana coastal anglers with a cost-effective source of marine baitfish.
DNA marker and sequencing technologies allow sugarcane breeders to develop new disease-resistant varieties.
Prasanta K. Subudhi and Herry S. Utomo
Coastal plants can add resilience to Louisiana’s coast, but they must be bred to survive.
New or improved ornamental plant varieties are replacing those offered decades ago, and some of the older varieties become heirlooms.
Jason Stagg and Ashley Edwards
Two categories of ornamental plants being tested at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station are edible ornamentals and older varieties being rediscovered for their potential.
For many years, the LSU AgCenter has developed and maintained research and development programs to meet the challenges of growing crops in Louisiana.
LSU AgCenter hybrid and variety trials serve Louisiana farmers and growers as well as crop consultants and commercial seed and plant companies.
In addition to her duties as attending veterinarian for research practices in the LSU AgCenter, Dr. Diana Coulon teaches a course about disease transmission from animals to people.
Linda Foster Benedict
Therapeutic cannabis research begins; Gina Eubanks is named to the national Agriculture Hall of Fame; a Monroe 4-H program helps foster kids; the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans help fund 4-H scholarships
Forestry students get the chance to compete regionally and to network; six ag graduates become University medalists; alumnus tells of opportunities in digital agriculture; annual college awards