Fertilizing for the Future: Hardwick Planting Company Tests Alternative Methods for Nutrient Management

By Kyle Peveto, LSU AgCenter

The whitewashed walls of the Hardwick Planting Company’s office in Tensas Parish near Newellton abound with history. Handwritten 19th-century letters documenting the 200-year-old Somerset Plantation’s story are mounted next to a window where tenant farmers once received their pay.