Protecting Peppers is Aim of LSU AgCenter Collaboration with McLlhenny Company

By Richard Bogren, LSU AgCenter

AVERY ISLAND — On a warm June morning, a team of horticulture scientists from the LSU AgCenter and agricultural staff from McIlhenny Company walked fields of hot peppers looking for invaders — weeds, diseases and insects that could damage Tabasco’s main ingredient during a hands-on field training.