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
This issue of Louisiana focuses on the essence of agriculture, which is the ability to harness reproduction of plants and animals.
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.
Les Voyageurs and service; Noah Harper wins scholarship; Hemline for Hearts event; Zamorano Agriculture Society and Savoie Industries donation
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.
This educational program helps the fishing community keep up to date about new technologies, regulations, greater efficiencies and best management practices.
Thu Bui, whose father was a Vietnamese fisherman, has proved a valuable resource for the Louisiana fishing industry.
Regulations require that everybody engaged in seafood processing must develop and implement a HACCP (safety) plan.
LSU AgCenter scientists are leading the way to find the causes of the roseau cane die-off that threatens coastal conservation and the fishing industry.
Many scientists are joining the AgCenter in exploring possible reasons for the loss of roseau cane, a plant that helps preserve the coast. .
AgCenter researchers are pioneers in developing ways to use genetic resources for improving disease resistance and promoting fast growth in aquatic animals.
Since the 1990s, the number of crab shedders in the state has dropped from 300 to fewer than 50. Researchers are hoping to reverse the trend.
Daniel Edgar wants to continue in the crab-shedding business, if he can, with help from the AgCenter and Sea Grant.
When air hits fresh shrimp, it can cause darkening, which turns off buyers. But researchers are trying to prevent this from happening.
The Louisiana seafood processing industry is labor-intensive and depends on seasonal and temporary hired labor.
Variations in growth and mortality can have significant effects on oyster production.
Louisiana’s eastern oyster fishery is the largest in the nation, yielding nearly 5.5 thousand tons worth more than $68 million in 2016.
Several Louisiana alligator products are at risk of missing out on the European market because of carcinogenic compounds used in the tanning process.
Studies at the Aquaculture Research Station have focused on improving alligator feeds to increase nutrient utilization and allow greater cost control.
Scientists studying roseau cane scale have not found that the insect pest has attacked commercial crops or marsh grasses.
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service published new regulations on catfish, and the catfish processors had to be trained.
Stationed on the coast and working directly with the fishermen are eight Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter fisheries agents, including Kevin Savoie.
The Louisiana Limited Wild Plate Frozen shrimp program is helping seafood buyers and sellers create a market for a superior product.
Wildlife specialist Ashley Long studies roosting habits of bats, chronic wasting disease in deer, and feral hog management, among many other topics.
Golden Girls outfits; new assistant deans; outstanding alumnus; National FFA secretary; $375,000 in scholarships
Healthy ABC's; field day for high school students; Ag Leadership award; National 4-H Hall of Fame; water regulation suspension; pollination video game and more.
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.