Louisiana Sea Grant has achieved many milestones during its 50 years through its partnership with the LSU AgCenter.
Dennis Randall Ring, 67, professor and extension entomologist in the LSU Department of Entomology, passed away on May 4, 2020, after an extended illness.
Read about the development of L 01-299, which is the only commercial sugarcane variety to possess a gene that confers resistance to brown rust disease.
Here are four of the scientific discoveries from the LSU AgCenter that have been turned into successful intellectual property.
LSU AgCenter researchers try to breed new varieties of sweet potato that are resistant to cucumber beetles, the target of pest management efforts.
Louisiana Sea Grant has been dedicated to the responsible development of the coast and marine resources for the past 50 years.
Researchers at the LSU AgCenter Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center are developing sperm banks using cryopreservation to assist in conservation.
This educational program helps the fishing community keep up to date about new technologies, regulations, greater efficiencies and best management practices.
Thu Bui, whose father was a Vietnamese fisherman, has proved a valuable resource for the Louisiana fishing industry.
Regulations require that everybody engaged in seafood processing must develop and implement a HACCP (safety) plan.
LSU AgCenter scientists are leading the way to find the causes of the roseau cane die-off that threatens coastal conservation and the fishing industry.
Many scientists are joining the AgCenter in exploring possible reasons for the loss of roseau cane, a plant that helps preserve the coast. .
AgCenter researchers are pioneers in developing ways to use genetic resources for improving disease resistance and promoting fast growth in aquatic animals.
Since the 1990s, the number of crab shedders in the state has dropped from 300 to fewer than 50. Researchers are hoping to reverse the trend.
Daniel Edgar wants to continue in the crab-shedding business, if he can, with help from the AgCenter and Sea Grant.
When air hits fresh shrimp, it can cause darkening, which turns off buyers. But researchers are trying to prevent this from happening.
The Louisiana seafood processing industry is labor-intensive and depends on seasonal and temporary hired labor.
Variations in growth and mortality can have significant effects on oyster production.
Louisiana’s eastern oyster fishery is the largest in the nation, yielding nearly 5.5 thousand tons worth more than $68 million in 2016.
Several Louisiana alligator products are at risk of missing out on the European market because of carcinogenic compounds used in the tanning process.
Studies at the Aquaculture Research Station have focused on improving alligator feeds to increase nutrient utilization and allow greater cost control.
Scientists studying roseau cane scale have not found that the insect pest has attacked commercial crops or marsh grasses.
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service published new regulations on catfish, and the catfish processors had to be trained.
Stationed on the coast and working directly with the fishermen are eight Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter fisheries agents, including Kevin Savoie.
The Louisiana Limited Wild Plate Frozen shrimp program is helping seafood buyers and sellers create a market for a superior product.
Wildlife specialist Ashley Long studies roosting habits of bats, chronic wasting disease in deer, and feral hog management, among many other topics.
Golden Girls outfits; new assistant deans; outstanding alumnus; National FFA secretary; $375,000 in scholarships
Healthy ABC's; field day for high school students; Ag Leadership award; National 4-H Hall of Fame; water regulation suspension; pollination video game and more.
Like many other states, Louisiana has a history of conservation efforts that included planting ash trees. The state is now threatened by the emerald ash borer.
The LSU AgCenter is helping the Louisiana dairy industry find more ways to maximize their profit margin with value-added products.
An environment and natural resources economist in the College of Agriculture, Penn uses the principles of economics to better understand human nature.
Developing high-performance replacement heifers is critical to Louisiana's cattle industry.
The LSU AgCenter Master Horseman program trains equestrians to learn mastery of horsemanship and to be successful volunteer 4-H leaders.
LSU AgCenter researchers conducted a survey of Louisiana’s farm agritourism industry in the spring of 2017 to compile a profile of activities.
Heather Hughes wasn’t familiar with the agritourism business when her family opened their pumpkin patch in Tangipahoa Parish about 15 years ago.
The LSU AgCenter Master Horseman program teaches people the basics and advanced elements of horsemanship and how to teach others.
Foreign settlers have been bringing plants and animals here from their native lands, some innocuous and others troublesome.
The Community Health Hub concept is a bottom-up approach bringing together neighborhood engagement with regional health-based resources.
This study demonstrates the effectiveness of plowing and fungicide use in a plant disease management system for frogeye leaf spot in soybeans.
An integrated approach is required to lessen the impact of Fusarium head blight. A management plan in place before planting.
LSU AgCenter researchers conducted a study to identify the major challenges farmers face to comply with the new food safety system.
Fewer plants may be required for maximum grain yield when planting a flex-ear type corn hybrid. Growers can reduce seed cost by planting fewer seeds per acre.
The United States is one of the leading exporters of rice, accounting for around 10 percent of the annual volume of global rice trade.
Almost half a billion people worldwide depend on fish as their principal source of protein. The LSU AgCenter contributes to global aquaculture in many ways.
A combined effect of accelerating globalization and the global recession of 2008 has produced dramatic changes in the forest industry.
Faculty in the LSU AgCenter and Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya, have initiated a collaborative program on reducing postharvest loss.
Drax Biomass, a subsidiary of Drax Group PLC, of the United Kingdom, has three U.S. facilities, including two in Louisiana.
LSU AgCenter innovations are licensed on six of the world’s seven continents – all but Antarctica. These licenses generate royalty revenue for more research.
Five doctoral students from Brazil are studying in the LSU College of Agriculture through a program called Science Without Borders.
The LSU AgCenter is among the nation’s leading land-grant institutions in training and mentoring visiting scholars from around the globe.
12 new members named to 4-H Hall of Fame; Toby Lepley takes over Louisiana 4-H; Seed program supports sweet potato industry; Wheat success may offset low prices
College honors students, faculty, alumni; Ecology junior gives TEDx Talk on coastal land loss; College offers mentoring program and international study.
Kristin Stair is one of the few faculty members in the LSU College of Agriculture who gets a broad view of the college’s students in all majors.
The LSU AgCenter Agricultural Leadership Development Program helps farmers, ranchers, foresters and agribusiness professionals learn about issues.
The LSU College of Agriculture provides a variety of opportunities that allow students to gain international experience.
A scientist from Tanzania and an economist from the Philippines have been able to study at the LSU AgCenter as Borlaug Fellows.
A Borlaug Fellowship training program has set the stage for future commercialization of smoothies and nutritional beverages using sweet potatoes.
Globally, twice as much food is grown today by farmers using less land, energy and water than in 1960. Global trade is key to sustainable food systems.
Louisiana’s sugarcane growers and sugar processors use temporary foreign labor, mostly from Mexico, when they are unable to fill positions with U.S. citizens.
Without reinvestment in the ports of south Louisiana, the U.S. risks losing this competitive advantage in world trade.
This issue of Louisiana Agriculture provides a deeper understanding of how global processes influence our lives and well-being in multiple ways.
The LSU AgCenter Global Network, formerly the Office of International Programs, will focus on teaching, research, extension and economic development.
A Calcasieu Parish rancher has received the 2018 Outstanding Master Farmer award from the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Master Farmer Program.
LSU AgCenter horticulture programs serve a diverse Louisiana audience with educational programs and expert advice to keep the state green.
The ability of natural ecosystems to sequester organic carbon provides a service that can be used in climate mitigation programs on local and regional scales.
Donna Sapp brings her expertise and passion for apparel design to the LSU College of Agriculture Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising.
Many crop pests did not survive the record cold temperatures this winter, but many pests of humans, including ticks, fire ants, termites, were unaffected.
Louisiana sugarcane farmers set a record for the most sugar produced in state history despite a rare snowy winter.
Soil tests by the LSU AgCenter Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab help consumers grow plants, trees and grass.
“From the Farm to the Table to You” is an educational program aimed at elementary students in the northeast region. Five stations teach children nutrition.
The LSU AgCenter is converting a warehouse to a bottling plant that will serve entrepreneurs working at its Food Incubator.
Beauveria bassiana is a fungus used as an insecticide that is safe for beneficial insects.
This study explores the yield decline associated with growing sugarcane on the same fields year after year.
The LSU AgCenter provides economic impetus not only for farmers on the land but also fishers of the sea. Learn more about the Louisiana Seafood Direct program.
Vermilion Bay Sweet products are available direct to consumers from Louisiana fishers. Learn more.
LSU AgCenter researchers study the enhancement of inherent resistance to insect herbivores in crop varieties as an alternative to insecticides.
LSU AgCenter researchers keep finding new ways to use drones to help with farm and ranch management. Learn more.
LSU AgCenter scientists have developed a high-protein rice that can be marketed to help solve world malnutrition problems.