In addition to her duties as attending veterinarian for research practices, Dr. Diana Coulon teaches a course about diseases transmitted from animals to people.
The ability of social insects (bees, wasps, ants, termites) to work together to perpetuate their species is one of the most amazing phenomena in nature.
Honeybees pollinate hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops annually, but the number of honey-producing colonies in the U.S. is declining.
The Seaside Sparrow is a good indicator species for the effects of disturbances, such as oil spills and hurricanes, along the Gulf of Mexico.
This issue of Louisiana focuses on the essence of agriculture, which is the ability to harness reproduction of plants and animals.
LSU AgCenter hybrid and variety trials serve Louisiana farmers and growers as well as crop consultants and commercial seed and plant companies.
Two recent categories of ornamental plants being tested at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station are edible ornamentals and Plants with Potential.
LSU AgCenter researchers try to breed new varieties of sweet potato that are resistant to cucumber beetles, the target of pest management efforts.
DNA marker and sequencing technologies allow sugarcane breeders to develop new disease-resistant varieties.
For many years, the LSU AgCenter has developed and maintained research and development programs to meet the challenges of growing crops in Louisiana.
New or improved ornamental plant varieties are replacing those offered decades ago, and some of the older varieties become heirlooms.
Coastal plants can add resilience to Louisiana's coast. But they must be bred to survive.
LSU AgCenter scientists are working to provide Louisiana coastal anglers with a cost-effective source of marine baitfish.
LSU AgCenter research on the white-tailed deer has provided a wealth of information to improve understanding of the deer breeding season.
Sometimes reproduction goes awry as with the introduction of the Asian carps to control parasites in catfish.
Researchers in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences are studying the effect of honey on probiotic ice cream.
The mottled duck is a unique nonmigratory duck found only along the western Gulf Coast and peninsular Florida.
When Robert A. Godke Jr. died in 2015, he was remembered as a giant in the field of reproductive physiology.
Development of new rice varieties, which has been going on since 1909, involves new and evolving technologies.
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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.
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Lane Foil, entomology professor, has sometimes taken an unconventional approach to research that has yielded practical solutions to world problems.
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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.
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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.