Kenyan scientists visit, Award winners announced, Healthy Communities initiative works to improve rural health.
Every backyard garden needs at least one tomato plant, and certain varieties will do well in Louisiana.
Research conducted at the Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station in Clinton involves deer, cattle, forestry, feral hogs and giant salvinia.
Not only do the teens make improvements in their nutritional habits, they also grow as leaders.
In 2004, the Overnight Chaperone Program was developed to educate adult volunteers about how to create safe and positive environments.
This issue features the 4-H program in Louisiana. It includes articles about 4-H programs on coastal and wetlands programs, national science day, and more.
Louisiana 4-H provides a place for youth to connect with both peers and adults in a safe and engaging environment that promotes a sense of belonging.
The 4-H program offers opportunities for youth to discover their inner passion through a diversity of high quality programs.
Selecting a career path is one of the most challenging decisions an adolescent makes.
The foundation of the 4-H youth development program is built on four essential elements: belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.
The Healthy YOUth Healthy Communities program, which is in three Shreveport neighborhoods, is designed to help participants sustain positive changes.
Many Louisiana 4-H’ers look forward to camping with their friends, both old and new, every summer.
For a young person interested in the 4-H shooting sports program, there is no shortage of opportunities.
Meeting brings minorities together, Ag Week spotlights ag on campus, and College participates in national initiative.
Maria Bampasidou never really dreamed of living and working in the United States.
Honey Brake, a hunting lodge in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently pledged $1 million to Louisiana 4-H to permanently fund educational trips and camps.
The concept of funds based on pri¬vate contributions to augment support of 4-H activities in Louisiana began in 1978.
Since its founding in 1880, Southern University has been deeply immersed in providing opportunities for Louisiana youth and has a long tradition with 4-H.
To meet the challenges of the future, it is imperative that youth and adults are aware of the role that agriculture plays in their everyday lives.
The Louisiana 4-H Museum opened in 2008 to commemorate the organization’s 100-year anniversary in the state.
Nearly 6,000 youth are involved in the 4-H shooting sports program, which is one of the newer programs offered by 4-H.
Marsh Maneuvers is part of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program which is funded by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
For nine years during National 4-H Week, the organization has dedicated one day to a lesson emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math or STEM.
Service projects provide youth with valu¬able learning opportunities.
Animal projects have been a staple of 4-H for almost as long as the organization has been in exis¬tence.
4-H’ers have the oppor¬tunity to shape their organization through youth leadership boards. Approximately 160 4-H’ers serve on these boards.
Since the Environmental Education Center opened in 2012, youngsters attending camp have benefited from new opportunities.
The adult obesity rate in Louisiana gives the 4-H Healthy Living Program motivation and urgency.
The unique symbiosis of school and club has opened opportunities to teach 4-H’ers about important environmental challenges.
Only in Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee are 4-H programs used in school systems.
Belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are the essential elements of this youth development program.
4-H is often called one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to youth development programs.
High school students are learning about careers in agriculture at youth field days at two of the LSU AgCenter's research stations.
Mosquito control-related bee kills are avoidable; Flood damage to agriculture rises to $277 million; Boldor lead scientists on $4 million NSF grant; and more.
The summer 2016 issue includes articles on antimicrobial use in livestock, cattle grazing management and more. 32 pages
Early planting of grain sorghum maximizes yield and enhances the ability to “ratoon” or produce a second crop from the original stubble.
The Burden family began donating the property now known as the Burden Museum & Gardens to LSU 50 years ago.
Louisiana is not known as a major goat-producing state. But for those interested in the industry, there is a market for their animals.
The summer 2016 issue includes articles on antimicrobial use in livestock, cattle grazing management, target spot in cotton and more. 32 pages
LSU AgCenter researchers surveyed Southeastern U.S. meat goat producers to gather information about costs and returns associated with meat goat production.
The LSU AgCenter sweet potato foundation seed program began operations in 1949 with an emphasis on providing high-quality seed roots to the industry.
Kevin Ringelman, an assistant professor and waterfowl ecologist, grew up in North Dakota hunting and learning about ducks in that region.
Student finds fashion inspiration in China; High school students get a look at agriculture in Governor's School; Laborde scholarship established; and more.
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is home to research and extension programs but also offers public events year-round.
Antimicrobial resistance is considered by many to be the most complex problem facing public health today.
Tebufenozide is at the center of integrated pest management control of the sugarcane borer in sugarcane in Louisiana.
When producers grow tomatoes in greenhouses, they tend to use excess fertilizer and water to maximize yields. But this can lead to excess salinity.
Forage brassica crops such as turnip, swede, rape and kale can be used to extend the grazing season in November and December.
With appropriate grazing management and animal health care, there is no need to provide hay to stocker cattle grazing high-quality pastures.
Over the years in Louisiana, target spot, a foliar disease of cotton, has been considered a major issue.
The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator, which was established in 2012, has helped Louisiana food entrepreneurs find markets for their unique products.
The 22-year-old Louisiana Master Gardener Program is undergoing changes to expand its reach and become more digital.
Louisiana Agriculture Spring issue focuses on Louisiana's many, such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, roses, pecans and figs. 36 pages
The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station created a new outreach program in 2015 to annually introduce and distribute unfamiliar plants.
The LSU AgCenter regularly conducts tomato variety trials. Here are the results with the top performers.
Topics include the invention of nanosalt to reduce salt content of foods, new Advanced Master Gardeners graduates, Provisia rice technology, and more.
Six College of Agriculture students received University Medals, a research project in Mozambique, fashion group has runway show, and more.
Over the past several years, the LSU AgCenter has received grants totaling more than $750,000 for research and promotion projects to support specialty crops.
The sweet potato has a system of roots that allow it not only to obtain soil-based resources like water and nutrients but also store food reserves.
Chamberbitter, also called gripeweed or leaf flower, is a highly invasive summer annual broadleaf weed.
Virginia buttonweed is widely considered the most invasive weed infesting turfgrass in the South.
The three plants selected as Super Plants for 2016 bring the total number of plants in the program since it started five years ago to 35.
The LSU AgCenter has tested these trees and found them to be excellent choices for Louisiana landscapes.
The LSU AgCenter has tested these shrubs and found them to be excellent choices for Louisiana gardens and landscapes.
The LSU AgCenter has tested these warm-season flowers and found them to be excellent choices for Louisiana gardens and landscapes.
The LSU AgCenter has tested these cool-season flowers and found them to be excellent choices for Louisiana landscapes and gardens.
With showy summer flowers, attractive bark color and brilliant fall foliage, crape myrtles are the most widely planted summer landscape tree in the South.
Chilli thrips is native to south Asia and has become a worldwide pest of horticulture commodities, including tomatoes and strawberries.
Much of the decline in pollinator populations can be attributed to habitat loss, disease and parasites, pollution and pesticides.
Louisianans have various definitions of what constitutes a “Creole” tomato.
The landscape of south Louisiana has changed over the past century, and so has the mission of the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
The Hammond Research Station offers a wonderful place to take a walking tour. Here are some sites to see.
An idea born 15 years ago has become a bi-annual teaching tool that shows students how food gets from the farm to their table.
Here are some tips for growing the best tomatoes.
Beekeepers are faced with numerous factors – pests, disease and loss of habitat – that can affect the health and well-being of their colonies.
With an array of beautiful colors and a variety of tex¬tures, lettuce has some of the widest ranges of selections within most of the vegetable crops grown today
Roses continue to be one of the most widely planted flowering shrubs in Louisiana.
Pecans and figs continue to be popular crops in Louisiana while continuous freezes have nearly decimated the peach industry.
From sweet potatoes to mayhaws the horticulture industry in Louisiana is diverse and wide encompassing.
This issue of Louisiana Agriculture focuses on Louisiana Specialty Crops research and promotion projects being conducted at the LSU AgCenter. 36 pages
Louisiana Agriculture Winter 2016 - PDF
Until housing starts rebound to pre-recession levels, both the primary and secondary wood products sectors in Louisiana will be depressed.
Exploring ways to combat global warming and detailing the formation of coastal Louisiana were main topics at biennial forum.
LSU AgCenter researchers are trying to find a way for salvinia weevils to survive in the cooler climate of north Louisiana.
Every year since 2009, the LSU AgCenter has hosted the St. James Parish Tomato Field Day at Raymond “T-Black” Millet’s farm in Paulina.
News articles in the winter 2016 issue of Louisiana Agriculture
LSU AgCenter food scientist Jack Losso has written a book to help people eat better so they can be healthier.
Sustainable agriculture will ensure the ability to continue to produce food and fiber into the future.
Once a local commodity only, crawfish production in Louisiana is almost year-round now with markets across the U.S. and overseas.
LSU AgCenter researchers are trying to control the spread of the Mexican rice borer, which is destructive to both rice and sugarcane.
The search for a cold-tolerant weevil to control giant salvinia in north Louisiana has gone worldwide.
Poultry producers learned how to be in compliance with environmental regulations through a series of educational programs.
Feral hogs cause more than $70 million worth of damage to Louisiana farms, and that's a conservative estimate.
LSU AgCenter researchers are getting closer to finding better solutions to feral hog control through use of poisonous baits.