Energy cane, sweet sorghum field day set for Oct. 2 in Houma
The LSU AgCenter has announced a field day featuring energy cane and sweet sorghum on Oct. 2 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Station Sugarcane Research Farm near Houma, La. Read more.

Elzer named assistant vice chancellor
Phil Elzer has been named assistant vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter and assistant director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. Read more.

International Service Award goes to Datnoff
Lawrence Datnoff, head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, was presented the International Service Award from the American Phytopathological Society on Aug. 5 at the annual meeting in Providence, R.I. Read more.

3 scientists hired, 2 get promoted 
Three new scientists have joined the LSU AgCenter, and two scientists have taken on new responsibilities. Read more.

Strategic weed control needed for pigweed
ALEXANDRIA, La. – A herbicide-resistant weed in soybeans and cotton has caused what an LSU AgCenter weed scientist calls an epidemic in Louisiana. Read more.

LSU AgCenter offers quicker route to Master Farmer status
Under revisions to the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, a producer’s farm conservation plan may now be developed through the LSU AgCenter. Previously, farmers had only one option through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Read more.

Grow soybeans in fallow sugarcane fields
To increase profits, LSU AgCenter weed scientist Jim Griffin encourages sugarcane farmers to grow soybeans in their fallow fields. Read more.

(These articles were published in the summer 2012 issue of Louisiana Agriculture magazine.)

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