2020 has been designated International Year of Plant Health to call attention to the vital work of agricultural scientists around the world.
The LSU AgCenter Plant Diagnostic Center is working to prevent diseases from eliminating some of Louisiana's specialty crops.
Annie's Project. coordinated by the LSU AgCenter, helps women gain knowledge to use in farm business decision-making.
The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Education Division of Nutrition Services developed a school garden leadership workshop for educators.
The purpose of this research is to enhance the movement of oxygen-enriched surface seawater downward into the deeper oxygen-depleted Gulf of Mexico.
This study revealed that more education is needed to help homeowners learn correct fertilizer management practices for their lawns and gardens.
Four additions have been made to the Louisiana Super Plants program for 2020: American beautyberry, bald cypress, FlameThrower coleus, Lucky Star pentas.
LSU AgCenter scientists continue to investigate the decline in health of roseau cane, or phragmites, a vital marsh grass in the lower Mississippi River Delta.
Researchers are studying ways to safely dispose of unexpected poultry losses due to a disease outbreak or power failure.
The Department of Botany, Bacteriology and Plant Pathology was created in 1924 by combining faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. C.W. Edgerton was named the first head, and the department grew from three to 13 faculty members by 1930.
Apple snails are starting to appear in southwest Louisiana and causing problems for crawfish farmers.
Jeb Fields serves as the director of the ornamental trial gardens at the Hammond Research Station and is the chair of the Louisiana Super Plants program.
Graduate student studies tiger genetics; alumnus tells students of successful hydroponics business; University Medal to agriculture student
Three new specialists hired; Qinglin Wu and Dan Fromme honored; AgCenter holds technology conference in Alexandria
Managing wetlands for waterfowl is crucial for producing food and habitat for the millions of birds that visit along the Gulf of Mexico coast.
Yi-jun Xu, a hydrology researcher, is studying the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from river flooding.
Though retired, equine physiologist Don Thompson continues to contribute to the science in his field.
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.
Grain elevator processing professionals endow scholarship; Dauzats give generously; Nearly $10,000 raised at Cocktails and Cuisine
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.