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Linda Benedict  |  11/25/2009 11:28:03 PM

 4-H teens get jobs in new Bienville Parish program

Fourteen Bienville Parish 4-H’ers learned about the world of work in professional jobs this summer in a new program that’s a joint venture between the LSU AgCenter and the Bienville Parish Police Jury. Read more.

Williams appointed weed specialist for Northeast Louisiana

Bill Williams, formerly an associate professor at the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph, has assumed a 75 percent appointment as extension weed scientist with a 25 percent research appointment. Read more

Colyer takes over Northwest Region

Patrick Colyer is first to be the second regional director in the LSU AgCenter administration. Colyer, a plant pathologist at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City for 25 years, became director of the Northwest Region, one of the AgCenter’s seven regions in March 2008. Read more. 

Rust keeps threatening Louisiana sugarcane

ST. MARTINVILLE – New sugarcane varieties are increasing yields, but diseases pose a constant threat, farmers were told by LSU AgCenter researchers at a July 18 sugarcane field day here. Read more. 

Sweet sorghum shows promise as alternative crop

Sugarcane farmers heard about alternative crops and cane varieties under development during field days July 24 and 25 in Iberia Parish. Read more.

Scientists Tackle Weeds, Insect Pests, Nematodes

A "gorilla" of a barnyardgrass and a "tough critter" nematode are two of the problems being tackled by LSU AgCenter researchers as reported at the June 24, 2008, field day at the Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph. Read more
(These article was published in the summer 2008 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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