Field surveys have revealed the spread of RCS across all of coastal Louisiana into neighboring states.
(01/24/22) Many questions remain about roseau cane dieoffs and their effects on Louisiana’s fragile coastal ecosystem.
(10/05/18) LSU AgCenter researchers along with scientists from multiple agencies are collaborating to investigate the decline in health of Roseau cane.
PDF: 03/27/2018) Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry press release declaring emergency quarantine for roseau cane scale.
(Video 03/22/18) A dieoff of Roseau cane in the Mississippi River delta has caused numerous agencies to study its cause.
(Video 07/26/17) Louisiana’s sugarcane crop seems to be in good shape despite seeing excessive rainfall.
(07/28/17) The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee included in the 2018 Ag Appropriations Bill two directives to develop a program to manage Roseau cane.
(06/16/17) Finding a solution to controlling an insect that threatens the key vegetation in coastal Louisiana will require extensive research by the AgCenter.
(06/07/17) A team of 16 scientists and students led by the LSU AgCenter conducted a survey to collect samples of a small insect that threatens fragile marsh.
(04/19/17) An LSU AgCenter entomologist is studying a small insect that has damaged vegetation key to the survival of Louisiana coastal marsh.