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.
Dennis Randall Ring, 67, professor and extension entomologist in the LSU Department of Entomology, passed away on May 4, 2020, after an extended illness.
LSU Department of Entomology alumni have enjoyed success in a variety of endeavors throughout the world.
6 students get $2,000 scholarships; 2 students get awards; 3 alumni honored; Graduate student presents research in Washington, D.C.; More online learning
4-H keeps kids involved; AgCenter website helps fishers; Local farmers unsung heroes during pandemic; New edible ornamental sweet potato; No Asian hornets here
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.
Technology developed at the LSU AgCenter is being used in other parts of the world to help sustain the environment and our food supply.
Rogers Leonard, who recently retired as the AgCenter associate vice president, gave the Jerry B. Graves Distinguished Seminar Series lecture in November 2019.
Nathan Lord turned his interest in classifying insects into a career in which he can travel the world doing what he had loved doing as a child.
The Louisiana State Arthropod Museum is a resource of insect specimens from Louisiana, the South and many countries.
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.