LSU AgCenter researchers try to breed new varieties of sweet potato that are resistant to cucumber beetles, the target of pest management efforts.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying the effect of mulch cover in sugarcane production on reducing soil sediment and nitrogen and phosphate nutrient losses.
Like many other states, Louisiana has a history of conservation efforts that included planting ash trees. The state is now threatened by the emerald ash borer.
The LSU AgCenter is helping the Louisiana dairy industry find more ways to maximize their profit margin with value-added products.
An environment and natural resources economist in the College of Agriculture, Penn uses the principles of economics to better understand human nature.
Developing high-performance replacement heifers is critical to Louisiana's cattle industry.
The LSU AgCenter Master Horseman program trains equestrians to learn mastery of horsemanship and to be successful volunteer 4-H leaders.
LSU AgCenter researchers conducted a survey of Louisiana’s farm agritourism industry in the spring of 2017 to compile a profile of activities.
Heather Hughes wasn’t familiar with the agritourism business when her family opened their pumpkin patch in Tangipahoa Parish about 15 years ago.
The LSU AgCenter Master Horseman program teaches people the basics and advanced elements of horsemanship and how to teach others.
Foreign settlers have been bringing plants and animals here from their native lands, some innocuous and others troublesome.
The Community Health Hub concept is a bottom-up approach bringing together neighborhood engagement with regional health-based resources.
This study demonstrates the effectiveness of plowing and fungicide use in a plant disease management system for frogeye leaf spot in soybeans.
An integrated approach is required to lessen the impact of Fusarium head blight. A management plan in place before planting.
LSU AgCenter researchers conducted a study to identify the major challenges farmers face to comply with the new food safety system.
Fewer plants may be required for maximum grain yield when planting a flex-ear type corn hybrid. Growers can reduce seed cost by planting fewer seeds per acre.
Arsenic is a heavy metal found in the environment, and it is common to find traces of it in our food supply. It is known to cause human health problems.
The United States is one of the leading exporters of rice, accounting for around 10 percent of the annual volume of global rice trade.
Almost half a billion people worldwide depend on fish as their principal source of protein. The LSU AgCenter contributes to global aquaculture in many ways.
A combined effect of accelerating globalization and the global recession of 2008 has produced dramatic changes in the forest industry.
Faculty in the LSU AgCenter and Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya, have initiated a collaborative program on reducing postharvest loss.
Drax Biomass, a subsidiary of Drax Group PLC, of the United Kingdom, has three U.S. facilities, including two in Louisiana.
LSU AgCenter innovations are licensed on six of the world’s seven continents – all but Antarctica. These licenses generate royalty revenue for more research.
Five doctoral students from Brazil are studying in the LSU College of Agriculture through a program called Science Without Borders.
The LSU AgCenter is among the nation’s leading land-grant institutions in training and mentoring visiting scholars from around the globe.
12 new members named to 4-H Hall of Fame; Toby Lepley takes over Louisiana 4-H; Seed program supports sweet potato industry; Wheat success may offset low prices
College honors students, faculty, alumni; Ecology junior gives TEDx Talk on coastal land loss; College offers mentoring program and international study.
Kristin Stair is one of the few faculty members in the LSU College of Agriculture who gets a broad view of the college’s students in all majors.
The LSU AgCenter Agricultural Leadership Development Program helps farmers, ranchers, foresters and agribusiness professionals learn about issues.
The LSU College of Agriculture provides a variety of opportunities that allow students to gain international experience.
A scientist from Tanzania and an economist from the Philippines have been able to study at the LSU AgCenter as Borlaug Fellows.
A Borlaug Fellowship training program has set the stage for future commercialization of smoothies and nutritional beverages using sweet potatoes.
Globally, twice as much food is grown today by farmers using less land, energy and water than in 1960. Global trade is key to sustainable food systems.
Louisiana’s sugarcane growers and sugar processors use temporary foreign labor, mostly from Mexico, when they are unable to fill positions with U.S. citizens.
Without reinvestment in the ports of south Louisiana, the U.S. risks losing this competitive advantage in world trade.
This issue of Louisiana Agriculture provides a deeper understanding of how global processes influence our lives and well-being in multiple ways.
The LSU AgCenter Global Network, formerly the Office of International Programs, will focus on teaching, research, extension and economic development.
A Calcasieu Parish rancher has received the 2018 Outstanding Master Farmer award from the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Master Farmer Program.
Here are four of the scientific discoveries from the LSU AgCenter that have been turned into successful intellectual property.
LSU AgCenter horticulture programs serve a diverse Louisiana audience with educational programs and expert advice to keep the state green.
The ability of natural ecosystems to sequester organic carbon provides a service that can be used in climate mitigation programs on local and regional scales.
Donna Sapp brings her expertise and passion for apparel design to the LSU College of Agriculture Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising.
Many crop pests did not survive the record cold temperatures this winter, but many pests of humans, including ticks, fire ants, termites, were unaffected.
Louisiana sugarcane farmers set a record for the most sugar produced in state history despite a rare snowy winter.
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.
Soil tests by the LSU AgCenter Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab help consumers grow plants, trees and grass.
“From the Farm to the Table to You” is an educational program aimed at elementary students in the northeast region. Five stations teach children nutrition.
The LSU AgCenter is converting a warehouse to a bottling plant that will serve entrepreneurs working at its Food Incubator.
Beauveria bassiana is a fungus used as an insecticide that is safe for beneficial insects.
This study explores the yield decline associated with growing sugarcane on the same fields year after year.
The LSU AgCenter provides economic impetus not only for farmers on the land but also fishers of the sea. Learn more about the Louisiana Seafood Direct program.
Vermilion Bay Sweet products are available direct to consumers from Louisiana fishers. Learn more.
As part of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, participants must complete a conservation plan for their farm to become certified.
LSU AgCenter researchers study the enhancement of inherent resistance to insect herbivores in crop varieties as an alternative to insecticides.
LSU AgCenter researchers keep finding new ways to use drones to help with farm and ranch management. Learn more.
LSU AgCenter scientists have developed a high-protein rice that can be marketed to help solve world malnutrition problems.
Nitrogen and phosphorus found in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River System contribute to the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
Recirculating tailwater, or irrigation water that runs off fields, is recommended as a best management practice to improve irrigation efficiency.
An insect physiologist with a background in physiology and toxicology, Daniel Swale is a researcher in the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology.
Kenyan scientists visit, Award winners announced, Healthy Communities initiative works to improve rural health.
Surveys were conducted in 2013 and 2016 of farmers to determine the amount of conservation practices implemented and adopted.
Rice production practices in Louisiana have evolved over the years to allow more efficient use of fertilizer.
Conservation tillage provides many benefits, including reducing soil compaction, soil erosion and nutrient loss.
Eastern oyster play an important role in keeping coastal waters clean because they filter nutrients as they feed.
Reducing pollution from animal agriculture includes improving waste treatment systems and reducing the nitrogen content of animal feed.
Nutrients from runoff, including phosphorus and nitrogen, have a significant impact on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
The population growth on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain has caused a burden on infrastructure and increased water pollution to rivers and streams.
A study was conducted to evaluate how traditional and conservation tillage planting methods for winter forages affect forage growth and nutrient runoff.
A filter strip is a conservation practice that protects water bodies from nutrient runoff from agricultural fields.
The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are working to improve water quality in Lake St. Joseph.
Forests coincide with much of Louisiana’s water bodies, so forest management practices are conducted with conservation of water quality in mind.
LSU AgCenter research and extension programs provide science-based solutions to mitigate nutrient pollution in Louisiana waterways.
Poultry best management practices have been developed to guide producers in the most efficient, safe and economical methods for handling poultry waste.
Growing plants on islands in water pools contaminated with animal waste is a way to reuse valuable nutrients that might otherwise be lost.