LSU AgCenter Endowed Chair to Support Sugarcane Production

By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter

BATON ROUGE — The American Sugar Cane League Chair in Sugar Production will support faculty members who demonstrate excellence in research areas related to improving the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the production segment of the Louisiana sugar industry.

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Research Vital to Combatting Weeds

Research Vital to Combatting Weeds

By Don Molino, The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network

LSU AgCenter Extension Service weed specialist Dr. Daniel Stephenson told the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board research is vital as weeds become more and more resistant.

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Breakthrough in Research Could Mean Tests, Vaccine for Dangerous Diseases

By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter

BATON ROUGE, La. — A major door has been opened to researchers involved in work on chronic wasting disease, mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. LSU AgCenter animal scientist Frank Bastian has developed a way to grow the bacteria that cause these diseases and make it possible to develop tests and vaccines for them.

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High School Students Hear About Careers in Agriculture

By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter

CROWLEY — Youth from across south Louisiana gathered Tuesday (Dec. 5) at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to learn about career options in agriculture. Participants in the Southwest Region Agriculture Career Day included the LSU College of Agriculture, LSU AgCenter extension and Louisiana 4-H.

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Louisiana Youth Attend Livestock, Poultry Judging In Kentucky

 By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter

BATON ROUGE — A group of Louisiana 4-H and FFA members competed at the North American International Livestock Exposition that was held Oct. 31 to Nov. 16 in Louisville, Kentucky. The students who went to Kentucky were winners of the LSU AgCenter Beef and Sheep Educational Award Trip following wins during the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport.

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Rain Brings End to Dry Fall

By The Franklin Sun

Franklin Parish and surrounding areas received a much-needed rain Tuesday, after what the National Weather Service called a "historically dry" fall for the region. “Oh, it was very welcomed,” said Carol Pinnell-Alison, Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter. “The folks with rye grass and cattle have had it tough. It’s just been powder out there.”

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Soybean & Grain Research & Promotion Board Provides Needed Services

Soybean & Grain Research & Promotion Board Provides Needed Services

By Don Molino, The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network

LSU AgCenter Extension Service weed scientist Dr. Daniel Stephenson was one of the many researchers who reported to the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board on what they've been doing this past year.

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What's Ahead for Louisiana Insects in 2018?

By Patrick R. Shepard, Delta Farm Press

Growers planning to plant corn behind corn in 2018 are urged to use a substantial seed treatment, says Louisiana State University Entomologist Sebe Brown at Winnsboro.  “Our below-ground corn pest complex, which includes wireworms and southern corn rootworm, can cause economic damage and crop delay."

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