A survey of U.S. hemp farmers determined one of the most challenging aspects of production was the lack of information on the efficacy of current insecticides.
The American alligator has long been a historical symbol for the state.
A healthy canopy is essential to the growth and development of the live oak.
The roseau cane scale (RCS) is an invasive insect present in Louisiana.
A high-protein rice with a low GI value developed by LSU AgCenter researchers is allowing people with diabetes to enjoy cooked white rice.
For nearly 18 years, Hilton and Shannan Waits have worked as a team at home and in the barns, fields and classrooms of Vermilion Parish.
“When is the best time to spray fungicides?” is a question that is central to managing many plant diseases.
With a specially equipped truck and a projector, E.S. Richardson took the message of agricultural extension deep into rural Louisiana.
Three AgCenter agriculture natural resource agents decided they needed to expand their outreach efforts into a new arena.
Ida Wenefrida: 1958-2023
It is not always easy to access healthy foods and beverages like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free and low-fat dairy products.
Louisiana is the northernmost sugarcane planting region of the world.
The decline of the ironwood trees in the U.S. territory of Guam has left scientists perplexed for years.
News from the LSU AgCenter for summer 2023
Stevens joined the AgCenter as an agent working on the Centers for Disease Control High Obesity Program grant three years ago.
Around the state, people within our organization and outside of our organization are telling me they feel the energy, the inspiration and the excitement.
Consumers are increasingly interested in purchasing local foods.
Seeding LA is an extensive digital collection filled with fun, educational materials related to agriculture and nutrition.
There is no dispute that purchasing local items and using local vendors can keep money in the regional economy.
Armstrong Farms is just one example of a community grower selling their products to Louisiana schools.
The Harvest of the Month program is completely customizable to suit a classroom’s needs and can be scaled up for widespread use at a district level.
Carl Motsenbocker is a professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences.
The objective of this study was to determine if the Garden Greaux media developed by LSU AgCenter is a suitable medium for container production.
Soilless culture, the practice of producing growing plants and crops in containers instead of in the field, has revolutionized global horticultural production.
In the four years since Melissa Starks began teaching in Winn Parish, she has seen a major impact from Seeds to Success: The Louisiana Farm to School Program.
Judy Myhand is a nutrition instructor in the LSU College of Agriculture School of Nutrition and Food Sciences and a part of the Seeds to Success team.
The Louisiana Farm to School Conference has extended the reach of farm to school programming statewide.
Randazzo serves as the area nutrition agent for St. Mary Parish.
Louisiana MarketMaker, has been forging local purchasing initiatives in partnership with LSU AgCenter since 2010.
In 2018, the Seeds to Success Program held its inaugural School Garden Leadership Workshop.
Farm-to-school activities like growing a garden, taste tests and learning where our food comes from encourage students to expand their food experiences.
Besse followed a career in public health from her native Tennessee to Louisiana, and five years ago she became director of Seeds to Success.
LSU College of Agriculture news for spring 2023.
News from the LSU AgCenter for spring 2023.
Last year, Devall began a new role as the 4-H livestock specialist, which involves designing or teaching different programs.
Now the rice extension weed specialist for the LSU AgCenter, Webster began scouting cotton, corn, soybean and wheat fields as a 14-year-old.
Research is at the forefront of the Louisiana sugar industry sustainability effort. The LSU AgCenter’s primary research effort is sugarcane variety development.
Louisiana’s Cooperative Extension Service offers a number of "master" programs aimed at educating the people of Louisiana.
Best management practices are measures that producers can apply to crop rotations, tillage operations, effective input application and other aspects of farming.
In 2021 a newly developed next-generation soil moisture sensors system was evaluated at the Sweet Potato Research Station (SPRS).
Irrigation systems require responsible operation with consistent dynamic scheduling to be sustainable.
In general, oaks are considered to have some of the more sensitive root systems.
Nitrogen (N) is one of the most essential nutrients required for crop growth, development and reproduction.
Following best management practices also helps agricultural producers set a good example.
The LSU AgCenter provides an ongoing Master Goat Producer Program in which participants attend three daylong classes that feature lessons and demonstrations.
For rice farmers in Louisiana, determining the best tillage methods and water management practices is key to achieving higher yields.
As part of a $1.4 million grant from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, the management practices are designed to improve soil health, water quality and resource
Cover crops, which are crops intended to cover the soil without being harvested, have a long history of use.
Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, with a $609 million contribution to the state’s economy.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assists farmers with implementing a wide range of best management practices through conservation contracts.
News briefs from the LSU AgCenter
The LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 projects.
Grow Louisiana and Growing Farmers have increased the ability of the LSU AgCenter to connect with and train new and beginning farmers.
LSU AgCenter beef cattle agents and specialists have developed classes and clinics on subjects such as artificial insemination and pregnancy determination.
Maximizing livestock and poultry health and welfare will be essential to meeting the increased global demand for animal protein to feed the world’s population.
Extension beef and forage field days are a collection of educational activities and programs designed to improve management practices by farmers and ranchers.
Forages, the key element in grassland agriculture, are plants such as grasses and legumes used in livestock production and soil conservation.
Virtual programming and social media offer extension professionals the ability to reach out to new audiences.
This year marked the start of the Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program, which was open to active members in ninth through 12th grade.
Mike and Tracie LeLeu, along with their three children, Lanie, 14; Cullen, 12; and Hallie, 9, own and operate Teche Ridge Farms in Arnaudville, Louisiana.
The inaugural year for the Geaux Beef Heifer Development Program began on Oct. 1, 2021.
The annual Acadiana Bull Breeding Soundness Exam started in 1996.
Direct-to-consumer beef sales opportunities have drawn increasing interest from producers since supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Adam and Jonathan raise cattle because they love raising animals and working their pastures.
The LSU AgCenter Master Cattleman Program, Advanced Master Cattleman Program and Beginner Cattleman Program are tailored for the beef cattle industry.
Kristen Head’s love for animals is only exceeded by her drive to succeed.
News from the LSU College of Agriculture.
News from the LSU AgCenter
Louisiana’s livestock industries feature a variety of species and diverse sets of producers who care for and raise these animals.
Within the past decade, the apple snail has established itself in Louisiana but has only recently begun infesting rice farms in the southwestern region.
The tea plant can be grown in many areas of North America, especially the southeastern region of the U.S. and Louisiana.
Matt Lee, interim vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture at LSU, welcomes readers to Louisiana Agriculture magazine.
LSU AgCenter news briefs for summer 2022.
LSU College of Agriculture news for summer 2022.
Natchitoches Parish 4-H has been well represented over the years at the state and national forestry contests.
Carol Friedland has been named the new director for LaHouse, which offers research-based solutions for resilient, sustainable and healthy homes.
Bob and Katy Marcantel live in a rural area near Mamou, Louisiana, on a farm that has been teeming with kids and now grandkids who are all involved in 4-H.
Is tea on the cusp of becoming a lucrative Southern crop? LSU AgCenter researchers and one local grower see potential in the emerging market.
The collaborative nature of the center’s community garden and food pantry can be a model for others seeking local solutions to food access issues.
Aerially collected LIDAR shows tremendous potential for surface elevation measurement compared to other technologies.
Tara Sanchez gained confidence after joining the first cohort of the Grow Louisiana program from the LSU AgCenter in 2019.
A one-year LSU AgCenter program for new and beginning farmers, Grow Louisiana, helped her realize the possibilities of a life in agriculture.
Harvest weed seed control techniques use nonchemical practices to allow growers to target weed seed during harvest.
AgCenter extension agents developed a pumpkin growing contest to provide children with an activity they could do at home that would teach them about farming.
4-H'ers talk about growing pumpkins during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conventional sample analysis is accomplished through laboratory-based chemical analysis procedures that quantify target constituents.
Farm to school programs are initiatives that connect communities and schools with local food producers through food procurement and active learning opportuniti
The Seafood Quality Laboratory at the LSU AgCenter supports the local industry conducting research activities.
The Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center (AGGRC) is devoted to assisting the development of germplasm .
Play Streets are popup play events that provide safe places for families to get moving. StoryWalks are outdoor reading experiences.
The LSU AgCenter and Mendel University in the Czech Republic have partnered to create a good symposium.
Through the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension Healthy Communities initiative, community-driven approaches help communities thrive.