The LSU AgCenter is making it possible for more schools to use foods produced locally by Louisiana farmers and growers.
Scientists are boosting the fiber and protein content in processed foods to make them more appealing to consumers.
The LSU AgCenter hosted events around Louisiana during the fall of 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program,
Extension agents teach food safety to people preparing food for large groups as well as for home meals.
The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences internship experience has proven to be a career enhancer and to improve subsequent academic performance.
This is an example of the success of the internship program in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying the beneficial effects of hyaluronic acid from alligators.
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying shelf-stable foods that help consumers get delicious meals on the table in minutes.
LSU AgCenter researchers are developing the methods to keep hydroponic vegetable production safe.
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying the health effects of tart cherries.
LSU AgCenter researchers help Louisiana hot sauce producers learn to make their products more efficiently.
Flavors of Health is an LSU AgCenter community nutrition and health education program led by a core group of 10 extension nutrition agents.
A new method is being tested to assure irrigation water safety in fruit and vegetable production.
LSU AgCenter researchers are testing several strategies to help people reduce salt intake.
One potential source for more protein in the diets of our growing population is insects. LSU AgCenter scientists are looking at crickets.
Scientists are working to make it easier to add probiotics, which have many health benefits, to foods.
The :LSU AgCenter Food Incubator and Sensory Services Lab provide valuable service to Louisiana entrepreneurs and the food industry.
Food scientists continue to improve the probiotic qualities of foods to make them even healthier.
Food scientists continue to develop more functional dairy foods, which is good for the economy and good for people's health.
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying how to increase the tolerance of beneficial bacteria to the high temperatures required in manufacturing processed cheese.
Scientists are studying the use of chitosan, a substance created from the shells of crustaceans, as a preservative as well as food supplement.
Instead of the more traditional model of teaching nutrition classes and working with families one-on-one, the new approach is to work with the entire community.
People living in rural areas have higher rates of nutrition-related diseases than people in more urban areas for many reasons.
With a career in casinos, Erin McKinley took a circuitous path to nutrition and dietetics. She started exploring the link between nutrition and health.
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Researcher knocks out protein to control fat; Ruby Miller named 4-H national winner; AgCenter team works on hemp production; and more
The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences executes all facets of the land-grant university mission through its research, teaching and extension programs.
Scientists in the school are involved in food processing innovation, product development and consumer choice research.
Read about the development of L 01-299, which is the only commercial sugarcane variety to possess a gene that confers resistance to brown rust disease.
Farmers now have access to all kinds of sensors, drones and smart apps for digital devices that allows them to monitor the whole farming cycle.
Here are four of the scientific discoveries from the LSU AgCenter that have been turned into successful intellectual property.
LSU AgCenter scientists continue to bring scientific discoveries to the world marketplace through the Office of Intellectual Property.
A native of the Caribbean Island of Antigua, Lawson Connor hasn’t found a cricket crew in south Louisiana, but he is finding his stride at LSU.
High school students at Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy in Shreveport are learning how to negotiate some important life lessons.
Tea is second to only water in consumption for Americans. Louisiana growers want to develop this as a new specialty crop.
Louisiana people were asked what kind of tea they liked and where they wanted to buy it. The results are promising for potential growers.
The contest focuses on preparing domestic seafood in a healthful dish that anyone can prepare at home but with all the trimmings of a major event.
Yield forecasts can be made more robust by applying machine learning techniques, which means teaching a computer program to recognize patterns.
Among many factors that explain farmland values are implementing conservation practices and addressing natural resource concerns.
A neuroscientist has developed a snack bar at the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator that contains antioxidants and is good for the brain.
The LSU AgCenter is an integral part of LSU’s Fierce for the Future Campaign, the largest fundraising campaign for higher education in Louisiana's history.
Excellent weed control during the late fall, winter and early spring can lead to soil erosion and many other negative results.
Alumnus expands award-winning coffee business; Youth learn cooking skills; Alumnus honors sister with scholarship; Team wins quiz bowl
AgCenter gets $500,000 to study cattle embryo viability, $1.4 million to study nutrient management; new 4-H state officers; second field day expo
In addition to her duties as attending veterinarian for research practices, Dr. Diana Coulon teaches a course about diseases transmitted from animals to people.
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.
Honeybees pollinate hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops annually, but the number of honey-producing colonies in the U.S. is declining.
The Seaside Sparrow is a good indicator species for the effects of disturbances, such as oil spills and hurricanes, along the Gulf of Mexico.
This issue of Louisiana focuses on the essence of agriculture, which is the ability to harness reproduction of plants and animals.
LSU AgCenter hybrid and variety trials serve Louisiana farmers and growers as well as crop consultants and commercial seed and plant companies.
Two recent categories of ornamental plants being tested at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station are edible ornamentals and Plants with Potential.
LSU AgCenter researchers try to breed new varieties of sweet potato that are resistant to cucumber beetles, the target of pest management efforts.
DNA marker and sequencing technologies allow sugarcane breeders to develop new disease-resistant varieties.
For many years, the LSU AgCenter has developed and maintained research and development programs to meet the challenges of growing crops in Louisiana.
New or improved ornamental plant varieties are replacing those offered decades ago, and some of the older varieties become heirlooms.
Coastal plants can add resilience to Louisiana's coast. But they must be bred to survive.
LSU AgCenter scientists are working to provide Louisiana coastal anglers with a cost-effective source of marine baitfish.
LSU AgCenter research on the white-tailed deer has provided a wealth of information to improve understanding of the deer breeding season.
Sometimes reproduction goes awry as with the introduction of the Asian carps to control parasites in catfish.
Researchers in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences are studying the effect of honey on probiotic ice cream.
The mottled duck is a unique nonmigratory duck found only along the western Gulf Coast and peninsular Florida.
When Robert A. Godke Jr. died in 2015, he was remembered as a giant in the field of reproductive physiology.
Development of new rice varieties, which has been going on since 1909, involves new and evolving technologies.
Cannabis resesarch begins; Eubanks named to agriculture hall of fame; controlling sweet potato shape; 4-H and foster kids; 4-H camp scholarships from Saints
Southern region forestry students network and compete; 6 ag students are University Medalists; alumnus tells students of opportunities in digital agriculture
The LSU AgCenter is helping farmers, ranchers, educators and researchers learn more about sustainable agriculture and organic farming.
The LSU AgCenter Louisiana Master Gardener Program is finding new ways to involve more people in learning about landscaping and horticulture.
The LSU AgCenter is currently operating its Therapeutic Cannabis Program under one of the two licenses in Louisiana.
Youth winners at Livestock Show; 3 scientists gain more national fame; food safety workshops; Ag Alley in West Monroe; successful sugarcane harvest
Lane Foil, entomology professor, has sometimes taken an unconventional approach to research that has yielded practical solutions to world problems.
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Farmers were encouraged to take advantage of new data-driven technologies at an LSU AgCenter digital agriculture conference.
LSU AgCenter scientists are discovering ways that sugarcane and energy cane bagasse can be converted into valuable chemicals, including fumaric acid.
The sugarcane residue known as bagasse is a promising renewable resource that can be used in the production of fuel.
LSU AgCenter researchers have evaluated an alternative economic opportunity for poultry farmers, and that is electricity generation using poultry litter.
LSU AgCenter researchers study the effects of saltwater intrusion into two Louisiana acquifers that support agriculture.
LSU AgCenter researchers surveyed Louisiana landowners to find out their attitude toward feral hogs to determine ways to manage this pest.
Extension agent Robin Landry has involved her whole community in making it a healthier place to live.
Development of superior rice varieties with increased water-use efficiency could have a significant positive impact on the Louisiana rice industry.
Insecticidal seed treatments are used on more than 80 percent of Louisiana rice. This high adoption rate is justified because it works.
More than 200 volunteers participate in the Greater New Orleans Master Gardeners Program. Projects include school gardens, community gardens and much more.
Nitrogen is one of the 14 mineral nutrients essential to plants. It is considered the most limiting among these nutrients.
Louisiana Sea Grant has achieved many milestones during its 50 years through its partnership with the LSU AgCenter.
Louisiana Sea Grant has been dedicated to the responsible development of the coast and marine resources for the past 50 years.
Researchers at the LSU AgCenter Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center are developing sperm banks using cryopreservation to assist in conservation.