The LSU AgCenter’s network of 15 research stations across the state supports Louisiana’s diverse agricultural industry.
The Dean Lee Center covers 3,155 acres, with 500 acres of field crops and 600 acres of pasture, and more than 1,000 acres of hardwood timber.
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Captive deer herds are studied for ways to improve artificial insemination techniques and vaccine development for epizootic viral diseases.
The Northeast Research Station means as much to the community of St. Joseph as the community means to the station.
For decades the LSU AgCenter has supported the state’s pecan growers through research and extension at the Pecan Research Station south of Shreveport.
LSU AgCenter researchers at the Macon Ridge Research Station help producers battling high salt content in a resource they can’t live without — irrigation water.
Providing accessibility to science to Louisiana’s landscape horticulture industry is a key part of the mission of the Hammond Research Station.
Home to a conglomeration of minds who strive to improve the rice industry, the Rice Research Station has become a landmark in the community.
The Iberia Research Station provides farmers and ranchers with the knowledge they need for success in raising cattle and sugarcane.
Tucked in the rolling hills of Washington Parish sits the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station, where dairy cows are the chief focus.
Development of new varieties is considered the lifeblood of the Louisiana sugarcane industry, and this is the main charge of the Sugar Research Station.
This LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station continues to be the only one in the US solely dedicated to sweet potato research and development.
Rasel Parvej, LSU AgCenter soil fertility specialist, helps Louisiana producers make sure the soil has the right balance of nutrients.
For more than 70 years the Hill Farm Research Station has served the producers of north Louisiana, evolving to meet their changing needs.
Most of the research performed at the Red River Research Station seeks answers to questions of how agriculture affects our water resources.
Just off a busy thoroughfare in Baton Rouge, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is often called an oasis. Or it is described as “idyllic.”
The 3,000-acre Central Research Station is the one among the LSU AgCenter’s 15 research stations that has brought about the most international acclaim.
LSU AgCenter scientists are working to help Louisiana producers learn to grow industrial hemp profitably.
The LSU AgCenter is turning former pastureland on one of its research stations into forested wetlands to use for teaching and research.
Growing industrial hemp in Louisiana is getting a slow start because of many production and logistical challenges.
Four new plants have been added to the list of Super Plants recommended by the LSU AgCenter. They grow well in Louisiana.
Vegetable and fruit varieties developed at the LSU AgCenter Calhoun Research Station, which was closed in 2011, are being revived.
In February 2021, which is earlier than normal, the first foals were born using a method developed by an LSU AgCenter researcher.
The LSU AgCenter is helping the landscape industry explore better ways to grow plants commercially in media known as soilless substrates.
The Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center was created in 2015 to address the problems of repository development for aquatic species.
An elementary school partnered with the LSU AgCenter to create an indoor playground space as part of the Healthy Communities program.
4-H agents created a unique program of garden seed distribution to help members learn to how to grow vegetables.
When in-person nutrition education classes were halted by the pandemic, LSU AgCenter nutrition experts developed online lessons, despite many obstacles.
LSU AgCenter agents with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program led a surprise “Snack Pack Cooking Class” for students in Sheveport.
The LSU AgCenter through its Healthy Communities program has been working diligently across the state to lower obesity rates and improve quality of life.
LSU AgCenter research explores the use of selected bacteria from waste products to stimulate plant growth instead of costly chemical inputs.
LSU AgCenter researchers are trying to help farmers who grow both soybean and rice to fight aerial blight disease.
Improving the efficacy of seed treatments with active chemical or biological materials could be a more cost-effective way to deliver crop protection.
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The LSU AgCenter's food incubator, established in 2013, has been renamed the Food Innovation Institute, or FOODii for short.
LSU AgCenter plant breeders have dedicated themselves to developing better plant varieties to sustain and grow Louisiana agriculture.
LSU AgCenter plant breeders improve crops to resist disease and pests, adapt to the environment and produce greater amounts of food, fiber and fuel.
Through the LSU AgCenter sweet potato foundation seed program, growers are provided with clean, virus-free seed.
New varieties of sweet potatoes developed, patented and licensed at the LSU AgCenter continue to have commercial success.
The demand for sweet potatoes is increasing worldwide. LSU AgCenter breeders are trying to meet the changing needs with new varieties.
The LSU AgCenter has helped Louisiana soybean producers adapt to major transformations to production through breeding and variety testing here at home.
Farmers in southwest Louisiana knew that if this new venture into rice production was to succeed, it needed research and new varieties.
Combining strategies fundamental to plant breeding, with new technologies such as DNA marker-assisted selection, will lead to future breakthroughs.
The wheat breeding program has made tremendous strides in development of Fusarium head blight resistant varieties over the past decade.
Investment in the AgCenter’s plant breeding programs is born out of necessity. Improved crop varieties provide economic value and stability for agriculture.
The LSU AgCenter wheat and oat breeding program provides regionally adapted, high-yielding varieties that have good disease resistance.
The goal of the LSU AgCenter cotton breeding program is the same as in the late 19th century: high and stable yielding varieties with superior fiber quality.
The effective management of sugarcane diseases during the past 35 years has resulted from providing healthy seed cane to Louisiana producers.
There is a continual need to increase yield and quality among Louisiana crops. Developing new plant varieties is a major focus of the LSU AgCenter.
When plant breeders create new varieties, they contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Intellectual Property to assess commercial success.
The development of new rice varieties is a continuous process and typically takes seven to eight years.
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Citrus has been grown in Louisiana for three centuries. But new environmental pressures are calling for innovation in citrus production.
LSU AgCenter specialists acted fast to prepare and distribute visual materials that included guidelines for prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
LSU AgCenter researchers conducted a survey to determine the best ways to reach diverse audiences during a pandemic with nutrition education.
LSU AgCenter livestock specialists and agents have developed online learning tools for cattle producers during the pandemic, which are being well-received.
To combat the problem of high blood pressure in Louisiana, LSU AgCenter specialists have developed an educational program to help people reduce salt use.
Regional director Tara Smith found that supportive people made a difference in her career path, and she hopes to do the same for others.
An LSU AgCenter plant pathologist will use a $500,000 grant to pinpoint the location of a gene in rice that could help farmers control the Cercospora disease.
LSU AgCenter researchers studied fashion clothing consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic by looking at Twitter postings.
LSU AgCenter scientists test new row crop varieties each year to determine which are best for Louisiana conditions.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Louisiana and the rest of the nation into a quarantine scenario, many people turned to gardening.
LSU AgCenter researchers are developing a low glycemic rice that will help the world's population reduce the incidence of diabetes.
Herbicides have the potential to cause injury and hurt yield in sweet potato fields unless they are properly managed.
Like humans and animals, plants also suffer from viruses. Getting rid of them and controlling them is similar no matter whether plant or person.