Dean Lee Station Receives Conservation Award

Linda Benedict  |  9/17/2007 8:08:37 PM

Danny Coombs, left, the research coordinator at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Station, and John Barnett, the Central Region director, show off the "Good Land Use Award" that the station received from the Louisiana Soil and Water Conservation Service. (Photo by John Chaney)

The Dean Lee Research and Extension Station in Alexandria has received the 2007 Soil and Water Conservation Society of Louisiana "Good Land Use Award."

According to chapter president, Jimmy Lyles, the station received the award because of its outstanding record in conducting agricultural research in the areas of management systems for cotton, soybeans, corn, weed control, beef cattle and performance testing.

In addition to many other accomplishments, the station strives to be a good environmental steward by practicing rotational grazing, nutrient management and pest management. It is currently working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service on conservation projects. Once implemented these projects will provide a more efficient use of water, establish declining wildlife habitat and control erosion.

The station is a "good steward of the land," said David Williams, the USDA-NRCS Soil Conservationist. "Its actions have not only benefited the Bayou Boeuf Watershed but Louisiana's agricultural community."
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