Message from Mrs. Taylor

Phyllis Taylor speaking at a podium.

To the crops they produce, and, of course, to our communities they will have cleaner water that makes its way down the river and into the Gulf. --Mrs. Phyllis Taylor

Essential nutrients such as nitrogen help crops grow and deliver high yields. But these same nutrients can cause problems when they leave the farm through runoff and erosion. To reduce the amount of nutrients entering rivers and reaching the Gulf of Mexico, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has awarded the LSU AgCenter $1.4 million to fund a four-year project to study the issue. We have potential for a great reduction or possibly the elimination of hypoxia, the dead zone, in the Gulf of Mexico. And more importantly that not only Louisiana, but all of the other agricultural states along the Mississippi River and other rivers, which could benefit from this study and model farms.

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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture