Linda Foster Benedict
2020 has been designated International Year of Plant Health to call attention to the valuable role of agricultural scientists around the world.
Several pathogens threaten some of Louisiana’s prize plants, including the boxwood. People are to notify the Plant Diagnostic Center.
Blake Wilson, Julian Lucero and Mark Shirley
Pink and poisonous, apple snails are starting to appear in southwest Louisiana causing problems for crawfish farmers.
Though retired, equine physiologist Don Thompson continues to contribute to the science in his field.
Managing wetlands for waterfowl is crucial for producing food and habitat for the birds that visit the Gulf of Mexico coast.
Yi-jun Xu, hydrology researcher, is studying the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide resulting from river flooding.
Maria Bampasidou, Whitney McKinzie and Sara Shields
This program, coordinated by the LSU AgCenter, helps women gain knowledge to use in farm business decision-making.
Louis Thibodaux, David Constant, Veda Thipparthi and Haoshen Huang
The purpose of this research is to enhance the movement of oxygen-enriched surface seawater downward into the deeper oxygen-depleted Gulf of Mexico.
William E. Owens and Changyoon Jeong
Researchers are studying ways to safely dispose of unexpected poultry losses due to a disease outbreak or power failure.
Jeb S. Fields
Four additions have been made in 2020: American beautyberry, bald cypress, FlameThrower coleus and Lucky Star pentas.
Roseau cane, a marsh grass that grows in the lower Mississippi River Delta, continues to die, leaving the coastline more at risk for disappearing.
More education is needed to help homeowners learn the proper way to fertilize their lawns and gardens to protect the environment and cut their costs.
Celine Richard, Kathryn K. Fontenot, Edward Bush, Pam Blanchard and Carl Motsenbocker
The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Education Division of Nutrition Services developed a school garden leadership workshop for educators.
Jeb Fields serves as the director of the ornamental trial gardens at the Hammond Research Station and is the chair of the Louisiana Super Plants program.
Qinglin Wu named Cain chair; New specialists include Ashley Keith Edwards, David Moseley, Rasel Parvej; CDC study shows Louisianians inactive; Dan Fromme named cotton specialist of the year
David Smith awarded poultry scholarship; Alumnus Matthew Braud speaks to students; Whitney McKinzie receives University Medal; Alessandra Bresnan studies tiger genetics