Youth Wetlands Week
The LSU AgCenter took a bold step this year by inaugurating a Youth Wetlands Week – and it was a huge success. Read more.

Potential growth seen for biofuels from nonfood crops
Louisiana and its neighboring states have the potential to raise nonfood crops for biofuels because they have suitable available land and a long growing season, said Michael Blazier, assistant professor of forestry at the LSU AgCenter’s Hill Farm Research Station near Homer. Read more.

Master Farmer training offered in new format
Because of the success of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, LSU AgCenter professionals extended the training to even more farmers by offering it in a different format for the first time in the spring of 2007. Read more.

Students pitch in for coastal restoration
What once were pastures now are wetlands – with water where cattle used to graze beside a levee near Pointe Aux Chenes. Seventh grade students at Montegut Middle School planted smooth cordgrass near the water’s edge at the foot of the levee. Read more.

Fifth graders learn wetland facts at Red River Station
A group of 21 Oil City Elementary Magnet School fifth graders learned some new words as they toured a wetland project at the LSU AgCenter’s Red River Research Station in Bossier City on April 26, 2007. Read more.

Brown widow spiders show up in Louisiana
The brown widow spider is becoming more common in Louisiana and a cause for concern, according to Dennis Ring, LSU AgCenter entomologist. Read more.

Experts help sugarcane growers with hurricane losses
Work by the LSU AgCenter was instrumental in a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that has compensated sugarcane producers with $40 million for losses caused by hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Read more.

Louisiana Sea Grant seeks Chandeleur photos
Among the tremendous losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina was an old lighthouse that stood for more than a century at the tip of Louisiana’s most remote barrier island chain. Read more.

(These articles were published in the spring 2007 issue of Louisiana Agriculture)

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