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Louisiana Agriculture Magazine Winter 2017 pdf

medicalmarijuanajpgAgriculture and Medicine

Hampton Grunewald
The LSU AgCenter is currently working to select a supplier to operate in partnership with to produce medical marijuana.

BurdengardensjpgBotanic Gardens at Burden Focuses on Urban Agriculture Education

Jeff Kuehny
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden has been undergoing significant changes as it movesto a center for urban agriculture education.

whitecrapemyrtlejpgManaging Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Yan Chen and Allen Owings
A new pest on crape myrtles, the crape myrtle bark scale, is spreading in Louisiana, but can be managed.

bushkiller leafjpgManaging Two Highly Invasive Weed Species in Landscapes

Ron Strahan
Some of the toughest weeds to manage are those that spread vegetatively, such as bushkiller and torpedograss.

grazingjpgExtending Grazing Through Fall and Winter

Guillermo Scaglia, Jeffrey Gurie and Glen Gentry
Stockpiled bermudagrass may be an option for pregnant beef cows during mid-to-late gestation.

formlationsjpgAntibacterial Botanical Formulations

Zhijun Liu, William E. Owens, Yixuan Dong and Jian Zhang
Many plant oils, including tea tree oil, are antimicrobial but need to mixed with water to offer benefit.

sugar crystaljpgSize Matters: Crystal Size Analysis for the Louisiana Sugar Industry

Franz Ehrenhauser, Daira Aragon, Cy Gaudet and Irnya Tishechkina
The Audubon Sugar Institute performs many services for the Louisiana sugar industry, including crystal size analysis for efficient processing.

healthy choicejpgHealthy Communities: Making Healthy Choice Easy

Denise Holston and Elisabeth Altazan
The Healthy Communities initiative uses a community participatory model to fight the obesity epidemic in Louisiana.

homeschoolingjpgHomeschooling Grows in Louisiana and the United States

Mark J. Schafer and Isaiah F.A. Cohen
Homeschooling offers an alternative to public or private schools and is likely to increase across the U.S. and in Louisiana.

cornrustjpgSouthern Corn Rust: Development, Risk and Management

Clayton Hollier
Southern corn rust is a disease that affects the Louisiana corn crop annually, but at different incidences and severity.

fighting obesityjpgFighting Obesity One Family at a Time

Tobie Blanchard
For nearly 50 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has been addressing challenges such as obesity.

Applied As a Spray Insecticide

Dennis Ring
Because Bacillus thuringiensis kills larvae of butterflies and moths, care should be taken so that nontarget plants are not treated.

gardensjpgCommunity Gardening in Louisiana

Johnny Morgan
The recent popularity of the farm-to-table movement is bringing greater interest to the concept of community gardening.

XunewfacultyjpgNew Faculty Profile: Wenqing Xu Finds Fulfillment in Food Safety

Tobie Blanchard
Wenqing Xu serves as the LSU AgCenter food safety specialist and is an assistant professor in the LSU College of Agriculture.

agcenternewsjpgAgCenter News

Topics include tree planting, farmer worker protection rules, the state Livestock Show, resistant starch and a new rice herbicide.

coanewsjpgCollege of Ag News

Topics include the Hemline for Hearts event, the advent of the seersucker suit, and a student trip to Greece to study food.

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture