Soil losses in agricultural fields can be reduced through the use of cover crops, which provide protection and other benefits.
Pasture management incorporating annual and perennial forages and rotational grazing can result in relatively high organic matter and active soil biology.
LSU AgCenter scientists conducted a five-day workshop to help middle and high school teachers learn about sustainable agriculture.
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LSU AgCenter scientists are studying the use of the daikon radish cover crop to reduce soil compaction in pastures.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying cover crop biomass degradation and the release of nitrogen and other nutrients in cover crop biomass.
This research showed that legume cover crops increased corn yield.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying the effects of cover crop residue management on greenhouse gas emissions.
LSU AgCenter economists present net return estimates of cover crops and conservation tillage use as evaluated in recent studies.
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying the use of seed treatments to reduce the potential for disease development when cover cropping a field.
LSU AgCenter researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of applying a soil residual herbicide in late October to early November to manage winter weeds.
The potential for improved soil health and crop production have renewed producer interest in use of cover crops.
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying the extent to which cover crops can enrich soil nutrient composition.
Several cover crop options available to Louisiana sugarcane farmers can minimize erosion, provide additional income and improve soil health.
The nutrient composition and the amount of cover-crop biomass are essential information for evaluating soil fertility benefit from using cover crops.
Cover crops have the potential to improve sustainability in agriculture and make soil more stable.
LSU AgCenter scientists studied the overseeding of cool-season cover crops on warm-season pastures to determine if these cover crops can improve soil health.
The positive effects of cover crops depend on how much biomass they produce. The right planting period gives cover crops a head start.
Lisa Fultz has dedicated her research career to improving soil to grow high-quality crops and protect the environment.
Misleading claims about glyphosate weed killer continue to cause concern. LSU AgCenter specialists provide factual answers to some common questions.
Pecan shells, a byproduct of the pecan industry, are being used to develop antimicrobial substances for food safety.
Glyphosate applied to sugarcane before harvest slows vegetative growth and allows the plant to make and store additional sucrose.
Ashley Edwards is an assistant extension agent and the coordinator for regional animal sciences programs in the Central, Northwest and Northeast regions.
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As a county agent in the 1920s, Gordon D. Cain helped bring electricity to rural Louisiana. His family honors his legacy with an endowed chair in agriculture.
Safety is a major concern in planning for outdoor recreation activities as part of the LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities program.
Louisiana Sea Grant has achieved many milestones during its 50 years through its partnership with the LSU AgCenter.
The LSU AgCenter quickly adapted its ways for getting educational information to the people of Louisiana when the pandemic struck, limiting physical mobility.
A couple's collective skills helped create a supply chain to get health workers the protective gear they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People can find pleasure and joyfulness from spending time outside in gardens and parks, writes Jeff Kuehny, director, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
The ability of farmers to burn sugarcane is a significant economic factor for the state’s sugarcane industry.
A grant from Bayer CropScience has provided LSU AgCenter extension agents with resources to establish pollinator planting projects in pastures.
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An unused space in a park in Houma, Louisiana, was transformed into a community garden through the Healthy Communities Program.
Production of cross-laminated timber offers an economic opportunity for Louisiana's forestry industry, along with other Southern states.
The LSU AgCenter strives to improve proper use of pesticides through its Pesticide Safety Education Program.
Extending grazing through fall and winter reduces the amount of harvested forage needed to maintain cow performance and could reduce production costs.
To ensure the sustainable use of the Bt technology, LSU AgCenter scientists have developed and implemented a statewide Bt resistance monitoring program.
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LSU AgCenter scientists are taking an integrated pest management approach to hemp production in Louisiana and discovering best practices.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying the way insects see color, specifically beetles, which are the most diverse order of life on the planet.
Through the College of Agriculture, a popular seminar course is offered in which students discuss science topics in the news.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying the effects of hurricanes on insects and found that insects continue to thrive with some changes post-hurricane.
The number of insect pests rice and sugacane farmers have to contend with is always growing as new invasive insects enter the state.
Black soldier fly larvae consume garbage and then become food themselves for chickens, pigs, cattle and other livestock.
LSU AgCenter scientists have been conducting research combining population genetics and census studies to use insects as bioindicators of marsh health.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying how disrupting the chemical cues termites use to communicate may help control them.
LSU AgCenter scientists study two viruses that can be devastating to deer: bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV).
Mosquito abatement districts in Louisiana use many strategies besides truck-based insecticide applications to control mosquitoes.
LSU AgCenter scientists continue to develop ways to control the fast-growing giant salvinia that clogs water bodies and interferes with food production.