A primary goal of LSU AgCenter research is to help farmers grow food and fiber more efficiently while protecting the environment. Two examples of this are in the Louisiana Agriculture summer issue in which scientists explore ways to take advantage of the beneficial microorganisms in the soil to enhance crop production. Other topics covered include landscape Super Plants, industrial hemp and innovative ways educators helped people learn during the pandemic.
Jong Hyun Ham
Improving the efficacy of seed treatments with beneficial microorganisms promises to be a more cost-effective way to protect crops.
Jayvee Cruz, Brenda Tubaña, Lisa Fultz and Jong Ham
LSU AgCenter research explores the use of selected bacteria from waste products to stimulate plant growth instead of costly chemical inputs.
Jeb S. Fields
Four new plants have been added to the list of Super Plants recommended by the LSU AgCenter. They grow well in Louisiana.
Michael A. Deliberto
Now that regulations have been eased, growing industrial hemp offers opportunities for Louisiana farmers. But many obstacles have to be overcome.
Options for Managing Fungicide-Resistant Aerial Blight of Soybean
Trey Price, Boyd Padgett, Myra Purvis, Dustin Ezell, Dustin Harrell, James Leonards, Fred Collins, Laura Lee, Jeremy Hebert and Jimmy Meaux
LSU AgCenter researchers are trying to help farmers who grow both soybeans and rice to control aerial blight disease.
The LSU AgCenter is turning former pastureland on one of its research stations into forested wetlands for research and teaching purposes.
Jeb S. Fields
The LSU AgCenter is helping the landscape industry explore better ways to grow plants in media known as soilless substrates.
Sandra May, Sharman Charles and Denise Holston
When in-person nutrition education classes were halted by the pandemic, LSU AgCenter nutrition experts reached out to their audience virtually, despite many obstacles.
Elizabeth Martin and Leona Camel-Clinton
LSU AgCenter agents with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program led a surprise “Snack Pack Cooking Class” for students in Shreveport.
Esther Boe, Brooke Lafargue, Brandi Frey and Lisa Benoit
4-H agents created a unique program of garden seed distribution to help members learn how to grow vegetables.
The LSU AgCenter through its Healthy Communities program has been working diligently to lower obesity rates and improve quality of life for people across the state.
An elementary school in Ouachita Parish partnered with the LSU AgCenter to set up an indoor playground as part of the Healthy Communities program.
Hamed Shamkhalichenar, Jin-Woo Choi and Terrence R. Tiersch
The Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center was created in 2015 to address the problems of repository development for aquatic species.
In February 2021, which is earlier than normal, the first foals were born using a method developed by an LSU AgCenter researcher.
V. Todd Miller
The LSU AgCenter’s food incubator is now known as the Food Innovation Institute, or FOODii, for short.
Kerry D. Heafner
Vegetable and fruit varieties developed at the LSU AgCenter Calhoun Research Station, which was closed in 2011, are being revived.
Career Closet coming; Internships still going strong despite pandemic; Maya textile artistry exhibit in the LSU Human Ecology Building; Erin McKinley named outstanding dietitian.
Linda Foster Benedict
New Orleans teens learn life skills; Two new sugarcane varieties introduced; Mead Hardwick named outstanding Master Farmer; AgCenter hosts ‘rolling’ field day in the Central Region.