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.
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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.
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.
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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.