Last year, Devall began a new role as the 4-H livestock specialist, which involves designing or teaching different programs.
Grow Louisiana and Growing Farmers have increased the ability of the LSU AgCenter to connect with and train new and beginning farmers.
LSU AgCenter beef cattle agents and specialists have developed classes and clinics on subjects such as artificial insemination and pregnancy determination.
Maximizing livestock and poultry health and welfare will be essential to meeting the increased global demand for animal protein to feed the world’s population.
Extension beef and forage field days are a collection of educational activities and programs designed to improve management practices by farmers and ranchers.
Forages, the key element in grassland agriculture, are plants such as grasses and legumes used in livestock production and soil conservation.
Virtual programming and social media offer extension professionals the ability to reach out to new audiences.
This year marked the start of the Louisiana 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program, which was open to active members in ninth through 12th grade.
Mike and Tracie LeLeu, along with their three children, Lanie, 14; Cullen, 12; and Hallie, 9, own and operate Teche Ridge Farms in Arnaudville, Louisiana.
The inaugural year for the Geaux Beef Heifer Development Program began on Oct. 1, 2021.
The annual Acadiana Bull Breeding Soundness Exam started in 1996.
Direct-to-consumer beef sales opportunities have drawn increasing interest from producers since supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both Adam and Jonathan raise cattle because they love raising animals and working their pastures.
The LSU AgCenter Master Cattleman Program, Advanced Master Cattleman Program and Beginner Cattleman Program are tailored for the beef cattle industry.
Kristen Head’s love for animals is only exceeded by her drive to succeed.
News from the LSU College of Agriculture.
News from the LSU AgCenter
Louisiana’s livestock industries feature a variety of species and diverse sets of producers who care for and raise these animals.
Within the past decade, the apple snail has established itself in Louisiana but has only recently begun infesting rice farms in the southwestern region.
The tea plant can be grown in many areas of North America, especially the southeastern region of the U.S. and Louisiana.
Matt Lee, interim vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture at LSU, welcomes readers to Louisiana Agriculture magazine.
LSU AgCenter news briefs for summer 2022.
LSU College of Agriculture news for summer 2022.
Natchitoches Parish 4-H has been well represented over the years at the state and national forestry contests.
Carol Friedland has been named the new director for LaHouse, which offers research-based solutions for resilient, sustainable and healthy homes.
Bob and Katy Marcantel live in a rural area near Mamou, Louisiana, on a farm that has been teeming with kids and now grandkids who are all involved in 4-H.
Is tea on the cusp of becoming a lucrative Southern crop? LSU AgCenter researchers and one local grower see potential in the emerging market.
The collaborative nature of the center’s community garden and food pantry can be a model for others seeking local solutions to food access issues.
Aerially collected LIDAR shows tremendous potential for surface elevation measurement compared to other technologies.
Tara Sanchez gained confidence after joining the first cohort of the Grow Louisiana program from the LSU AgCenter in 2019.
A one-year LSU AgCenter program for new and beginning farmers, Grow Louisiana, helped her realize the possibilities of a life in agriculture.
Harvest weed seed control techniques use nonchemical practices to allow growers to target weed seed during harvest.
AgCenter extension agents developed a pumpkin growing contest to provide children with an activity they could do at home that would teach them about farming.
4-H'ers talk about growing pumpkins during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conventional sample analysis is accomplished through laboratory-based chemical analysis procedures that quantify target constituents.
Farm to school programs are initiatives that connect communities and schools with local food producers through food procurement and active learning opportuniti
The Seafood Quality Laboratory at the LSU AgCenter supports the local industry conducting research activities.
The Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center (AGGRC) is devoted to assisting the development of germplasm .
Play Streets are popup play events that provide safe places for families to get moving. StoryWalks are outdoor reading experiences.
The LSU AgCenter and Mendel University in the Czech Republic have partnered to create a good symposium.
Through the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension Healthy Communities initiative, community-driven approaches help communities thrive.
Although many Louisianians appreciate the end products and services of nurseries, the challenges of the industry to keep up with increasing demand are hidden.
Extending the duration of fresh satsuma fruit availability by proper post-harvest care and packaging is important in order to maximize the marketing period.
News from the LSU AgCenter.
News from the LSU College of Agriculture for spring 2022.
The planting date research indicates the early soybean production system is the optimal planting practice for the central Louisiana region.
Among the many issues emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic was the distribution of food to the population suffering economic hardships.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates prices for food for at-home consumption are expected to increase between 3% and 4%.
This study shows that corn, a high-yielding row crop, requires an adequate supply of primary nutrients like phosphorus throughout the rooting zone.
The development of improved rice varieties has been a primary goal of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station over the past 100 years.
The St. Helena Farmers Market gives families healthful alternatives as well as community pride in one of Louisiana’s numerous food deserts.
After 25 years, Linda Benedict has retired as editor of Louisiana Agriculture magazine.
Break Up with Salt program; Low-glycemic rice helps diabetics; $5 million grant for sweet potatoes; Annual awards presented to outstanding faculty, staff
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying how environmental factors, such as humidity, moisture and food availability, affect termite survival.
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying the digestive process in Formosan subterranean termites to determine a new way to control this invasive species.
Among the most important invasive plant diseases threatening Louisiana specialty crops are boxwood dieback, citrus canker and palm phytoplasmas.
Soybean rust continues to be a threat to soybean production in Louisiana since its discovery in this country in 2004 and must be managed.
The redbanded stink bug is the primary insect threat to Louisiana soybeans. Others are the kudzu bug and the brown marmorated stink bug.
Researchers are developing the best ways to make use of the salvinia weevil’s ability to destroy the giant salvinia plant clogging Louisiana waterways.
College honors alumni; Outstanding faculty awards 2021; Ringelman awarded Ducks Unlimited endowed professorship; Four students selected for program
Weeds are the largest economic threat to agriculture as a whole, whether in row crops, aquatics, rangelands or pastures.
LSU AgCenter scientists are trying to prevent the spread of crapemyrtle bark scale before it devastates the beloved crapemyrtle tree.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying ways to control the spread of the roseau cane scale that is killing off the roseau cane plants guarding the coast.
LSU AgCenter scientists are trying to prevent the spread of a couple of disease threats to cotton.
The LSU AgCenter is part of a national effort to prevent the spread of diseases caused by nematodes and fungi that affect sweet potatoes
A lethal pig bait designed by LSU AgCenter researchers and LSU chemists could be one answer to the proliferation of feral pigs in Louisiana
The invasive Mexican rice borer has become increasingly problematic in Louisiana in recent years and threatens both rice and sugarcane,.
LSU AgCenter and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine researchers are trying to determine crawfish susceptibility to white spot syndrome.
The 2021 crop growing season presented many challenges for Louisiana producers, but none as remarkable as the fall armyworm.
Plants and animals coming into Louisiana from other states or countries are regulated to help deter the spread of invasive species.
Emerging fungal diseases of crops represent a major global biosecurity threat, and LSU AgCenter scientists are working to prevent these diseases in Louisiana.
Assistant professor Tristan Watson's research focuses on nematodes, microscopic roundworms, that can be detrimental to crops.
LSU AgCenter scientists conduct research to identify effective means of controlling or limiting the damage from invasive species in Louisiana agriculture.