Boethel named new research director
David J. Boethel, former associate vice chancellor at the LSU AgCenter, became vice chancellor for research and director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station effective April 19. Read more.

LSU AgCenter establishes natural resource policy center

The Board of Regents and the LSU Board of Supervisors recently approved the establishment of the Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy at the LSU AgCenter. Rex Caffey, a wetlands and coastal resources economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, has been named director.Read more.

First sweet potato patents awarded
Two sweet potato varieties developed by the LSU AgCenter recently were awarded U.S. patents – the first ones given to sweet potatoes. Read more.

Rice farmers get more weapons to fight pests
Rice farmers soon will have two more weapons in their arsenals for fighting stink bugs and rice water weevils.Read more.

Technology center to emerge from barn site
Groundbreaking for the Louisiana Emerging Technologies Center will be sometime in June, with completion expected the following spring, said Paula Jacobi, CEO of the LSU System Research and Technology Foundation, which will oversee the center. Read more.

(These articles appeared in the spring 2004 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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