The LSU AgCenter is currently working to select a supplier to operate in partnership with to produce medical marijuana.
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden has been undergoing significant changes as it movesto a center for urban agriculture education.
Yan Chen and Allen Owings
A new pest on crape myrtles, the crape myrtle bark scale, is spreading in Louisiana, but can be managed.
Some of the toughest weeds to manage are those that spread vegetatively, such as bushkiller and torpedograss.
Guillermo Scaglia, Jeffrey Gurie and Glen Gentry
Stockpiled bermudagrass may be an option for pregnant beef cows during mid-to-late gestation.
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.
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.
Denise Holston and Elisabeth Altazan
The Healthy Communities initiative uses a community participatory model to fight the obesity epidemic in Louisiana.
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.
Southern corn rust is a disease that affects the Louisiana corn crop annually, but at different incidences and severity.
For nearly 50 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has been addressing challenges such as obesity.
Because Bacillus thuringiensis kills larvae of butterflies and moths, care should be taken so that nontarget plants are not treated.
The recent popularity of the farm-to-table movement is bringing greater interest to the concept of community gardening.
Wenqing Xu serves as the LSU AgCenter food safety specialist and is an assistant professor in the LSU College of Agriculture.
Topics include tree planting, farmer worker protection rules, the state Livestock Show, resistant starch and a new rice herbicide.
Topics include the Hemline for Hearts event, the advent of the seersucker suit, and a student trip to Greece to study food.