Last year, Devall began a new role as the 4-H livestock specialist, which involves designing or teaching different programs.
Now the rice extension weed specialist for the LSU AgCenter, Webster began scouting cotton, corn, soybean and wheat fields as a 14-year-old.
Research is at the forefront of the Louisiana sugar industry sustainability effort. The LSU AgCenter’s primary research effort is sugarcane variety development.
Louisiana’s Cooperative Extension Service offers a number of "master" programs aimed at educating the people of Louisiana.
Best management practices are measures that producers can apply to crop rotations, tillage operations, effective input application and other aspects of farming.
In 2021 a newly developed next-generation soil moisture sensors system was evaluated at the Sweet Potato Research Station (SPRS).
Irrigation systems require responsible operation with consistent dynamic scheduling to be sustainable.
In general, oaks are considered to have some of the more sensitive root systems.
Nitrogen (N) is one of the most essential nutrients required for crop growth, development and reproduction.
Following best management practices also helps agricultural producers set a good example.
The LSU AgCenter provides an ongoing Master Goat Producer Program in which participants attend three daylong classes that feature lessons and demonstrations.
For rice farmers in Louisiana, determining the best tillage methods and water management practices is key to achieving higher yields.
As part of a $1.4 million grant from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, the management practices are designed to improve soil health, water quality and resource
Cover crops, which are crops intended to cover the soil without being harvested, have a long history of use.
Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, with a $609 million contribution to the state’s economy.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assists farmers with implementing a wide range of best management practices through conservation contracts.
News briefs from the LSU AgCenter
The LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 projects.
Grow Louisiana and Growing Farmers have increased the ability of the LSU AgCenter to connect with and train new and beginning farmers.
LSU AgCenter beef cattle agents and specialists have developed classes and clinics on subjects such as artificial insemination and pregnancy determination.
Maximizing livestock and poultry health and welfare will be essential to meeting the increased global demand for animal protein to feed the world’s population.
Extension beef and forage field days are a collection of educational activities and programs designed to improve management practices by farmers and ranchers.
Forages, the key element in grassland agriculture, are plants such as grasses and legumes used in livestock production and soil conservation.
Virtual programming and social media offer extension professionals the ability to reach out to new audiences.
This year marked the start of the Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program, which was open to active members in ninth through 12th grade.
Mike and Tracie LeLeu, along with their three children, Lanie, 14; Cullen, 12; and Hallie, 9, own and operate Teche Ridge Farms in Arnaudville, Louisiana.
The inaugural year for the Geaux Beef Heifer Development Program began on Oct. 1, 2021.
The annual Acadiana Bull Breeding Soundness Exam started in 1996.
Direct-to-consumer beef sales opportunities have drawn increasing interest from producers since supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Adam and Jonathan raise cattle because they love raising animals and working their pastures.
The LSU AgCenter Master Cattleman Program, Advanced Master Cattleman Program and Beginner Cattleman Program are tailored for the beef cattle industry.
Kristen Head’s love for animals is only exceeded by her drive to succeed.
News from the LSU College of Agriculture.
News from the LSU AgCenter
Louisiana’s livestock industries feature a variety of species and diverse sets of producers who care for and raise these animals.
Within the past decade, the apple snail has established itself in Louisiana but has only recently begun infesting rice farms in the southwestern region.
The tea plant can be grown in many areas of North America, especially the southeastern region of the U.S. and Louisiana.
Matt Lee, interim vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture at LSU, welcomes readers to Louisiana Agriculture magazine.
LSU AgCenter news briefs for summer 2022.
LSU College of Agriculture news for summer 2022.
Natchitoches Parish 4-H has been well represented over the years at the state and national forestry contests.
Carol Friedland has been named the new director for LaHouse, which offers research-based solutions for resilient, sustainable and healthy homes.
Bob and Katy Marcantel live in a rural area near Mamou, Louisiana, on a farm that has been teeming with kids and now grandkids who are all involved in 4-H.
Is tea on the cusp of becoming a lucrative Southern crop? LSU AgCenter researchers and one local grower see potential in the emerging market.
The collaborative nature of the center’s community garden and food pantry can be a model for others seeking local solutions to food access issues.
Aerially collected LIDAR shows tremendous potential for surface elevation measurement compared to other technologies.
Tara Sanchez gained confidence after joining the first cohort of the Grow Louisiana program from the LSU AgCenter in 2019.
A one-year LSU AgCenter program for new and beginning farmers, Grow Louisiana, helped her realize the possibilities of a life in agriculture.
Harvest weed seed control techniques use nonchemical practices to allow growers to target weed seed during harvest.
AgCenter extension agents developed a pumpkin growing contest to provide children with an activity they could do at home that would teach them about farming.
4-H'ers talk about growing pumpkins during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conventional sample analysis is accomplished through laboratory-based chemical analysis procedures that quantify target constituents.
Farm to school programs are initiatives that connect communities and schools with local food producers through food procurement and active learning opportuniti
The Seafood Quality Laboratory at the LSU AgCenter supports the local industry conducting research activities.
The Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center (AGGRC) is devoted to assisting the development of germplasm .
Play Streets are popup play events that provide safe places for families to get moving. StoryWalks are outdoor reading experiences.