LSU AgCenter research and
extension programs continue at full strength despite the pandemic, although
many have been transformed into virtual events and activities. Learn how the
AgCenter is adapting to meet the changing needs of our audience in the summer
2020 edition of Louisiana Agriculture magazine. Other articles in this issue
feature efforts to expand pollinator habitat, find new lumber products to boost
the forestry industry, make use of pecan shell byproducts for food safety and
increase the sugar yield in sugarcane crops.
People can find pleasure and joyfulness from spending time outside in gardens and parks, such as the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens in Baton Rouge.
The LSU AgCenter quickly adapted its ways of getting educational information to Louisianians when the COVID-19 pandemic struck and limited in-person contact.
A couple’s collective skills helped create a supply chain to get health workers the protective gear they needed during the pandemic.
Stuart Gauthier and Sara R. Shields
The need has never been greater to expand and enhance habitat for bees and other pollinators. A grant has boosted LSU AgCenter efforts to do this.
Albert J. Orgeron
Louisiana has the shortest sugarcane growing season in the world, and the use of ripeners on the crop has enhanced sugar production.
Achyut Akhikari and Karuna Kharel
LSU AgCenter researchers are testing ways to exploit the antibacterial properties in pecan shells and get this byproduct used in new ways.
Richard Vlosky and Marion T. LeBlanc
Cross-laminated timber opens the door to a new, ecologically friendly way to construct homes and buildings and help the Louisiana forestry business.
In a park in Houma, Louisiana, a city of nearly 34,000 residents in Terrebonne Parish, an unused space was given new life as a community garden.
As a county agent in the 1920s, Gordon D. Cain helped bring electricity to rural Louisiana. His family honors his legacy with an endowed chair.
Matt Greene, Jessica Stroope, Joy K. Sims, Jamila Freightman and Denise Holston
Safety is a major concern in planning for outdoor recreation activities as part of the LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities program.
Kim P. Brown and Daniel Stephenson IV
Misleading claims about glyphosate weed killer continue to cause concern. Here are some factual, science-based answers to some common questions.
Kim P. Brown
The LSU AgCenter strives to ensure proper use of pesticides through its Pesticide Safety Education Program.
Ashley Edwards, a new extension livestock specialist in the Northwest Region, says she looks forward to having more direct impact on livestock production.
Davis honored as undergraduate researcher; Smith heads alumni group; Webster gets gavel for weed society; Uzee and Picha receive awards.
Linda Foster Benedict
Swale studies bee viruses; Little elected 4-H president; 2 north Louisiana 4-H’ers named ‘student of the year;’ Garden bounty goes to seniors.