The LSU AgCenter's entomology department works to keep agriculture in Louisiana viable, homes relatively pest-free, and people and animals safe from disease-carrying insects. Louisiana's agricultural community relies on AgCenter entomologists to help manage a host of insects that could cause severe damage to crops. Urban entomologists focus on keeping people and homes safe from mosquitoes and termites.
(Video) The LSU AgCenter’s entomology department works to keep agriculture in Louisiana viable, homes relatively pest-free, and people and animals safe from disease-carrying insects.
For several years Arkansas rice farmers have had to deal with grape colaspis, a small beetle, whose larvae feed on the roots of rice. Rice drilled into soybean stubble is particularly susceptible to damage from this insect. Larval feeding can cause more than 50 percent reduction in stand. This season colaspis has caused stand reductions in a few rice fields in Acadia, Evangeline and St. Landry parishes. This short video will train you to scout for colaspis in rice. (Runtime: 3:58)
This video will teach you how to scout your citrus trees for the asian citrus psyllid and greening disease.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture