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New weed science building at Rice Station
Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter weed scientist, works at the new weed science building on the South Farm of the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station near Crowley. The building was constructed with revenue generated by LSU AgCenter royalties. Previously, Webster and his staff were working out of a small warehouse with no office space.

Allay children’s fears about flu
Talking to your child about a flu outbreak or any hazard is helpful in preventing fear and in reducing the risk of infecting others, experts advise.

LeBlanc named ag chemistry head
Mark LeBlanc has been named head of the Department of Agricultural Chemistry effective April 1, 2009. LeBlanc was previously assistant director of the agricultural chemistry programs and director of the Louisiana Fertilizer Commission for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Besh tells Master Gardeners to encourage local food production
KENNER, La. – Although he may be known to the culinary world as a leading New Orleans chef, John Besh also is a leading proponent of serving locally grown foods in his four restaurants. "Our restaurants spend $8 million to $9 million a year on groceries," Besh told 260 Master Gardeners gathered for a state conference here May 21.

Interstate 69 realigned to avoid Pecan Station
The LSU AgCenter Pecan Research-Extension Station in Shreveport will not be affected by the alignment of Interstate 69 in southern Caddo Parish after all, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

Morrison receives regional award
David Morrison, LSU AgCenter assistant vice chancellor for research, received the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors Excellence in Leadership Award in mid-April during the association’s meeting in Puerto Rico.
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