The Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center (AGGRC) is devoted to assisting the development of germplasm .
Play Streets are popup play events that provide safe places for families to get moving. StoryWalks are outdoor reading experiences.
The LSU AgCenter and Mendel University in the Czech Republic have partnered to create a good symposium.
Through the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension Healthy Communities initiative, community-driven approaches help communities thrive.
Although many Louisianians appreciate the end products and services of nurseries, the challenges of the industry to keep up with increasing demand are hidden.
Extending the duration of fresh satsuma fruit availability by proper post-harvest care and packaging is important in order to maximize the marketing period.
The Seafood Quality Laboratory at the LSU AgCenter supports the local industry conducting research activities.
News from the LSU AgCenter.
News from the LSU College of Agriculture for spring 2022.
The planting date research indicates the early soybean production system is the optimal planting practice for the central Louisiana region.
Among the many issues emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic was the distribution of food to the population suffering economic hardships.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates prices for food for at-home consumption are expected to increase between 3% and 4%.
This study shows that corn, a high-yielding row crop, requires an adequate supply of primary nutrients like phosphorus throughout the rooting zone.
The development of improved rice varieties has been a primary goal of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station over the past 100 years.
The St. Helena Farmers Market gives families healthful alternatives as well as community pride in one of Louisiana’s numerous food deserts.
After 25 years, Linda Benedict has retired as editor of Louisiana Agriculture magazine.
Break Up with Salt program; Low-glycemic rice helps diabetics; $5 million grant for sweet potatoes; Annual awards presented to outstanding faculty, staff
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying how environmental factors, such as humidity, moisture and food availability, affect termite survival.
LSU AgCenter researchers are studying the digestive process in Formosan subterranean termites to determine a new way to control this invasive species.
Among the most important invasive plant diseases threatening Louisiana specialty crops are boxwood dieback, citrus canker and palm phytoplasmas.
Soybean rust continues to be a threat to soybean production in Louisiana since its discovery in this country in 2004 and must be managed.
The redbanded stink bug is the primary insect threat to Louisiana soybeans. Others are the kudzu bug and the brown marmorated stink bug.
Researchers are developing the best ways to make use of the salvinia weevil’s ability to destroy the giant salvinia plant clogging Louisiana waterways.
College honors alumni; Outstanding faculty awards 2021; Ringelman awarded Ducks Unlimited endowed professorship; Four students selected for program
Weeds are the largest economic threat to agriculture as a whole, whether in row crops, aquatics, rangelands or pastures.
LSU AgCenter scientists are trying to prevent the spread of crapemyrtle bark scale before it devastates the beloved crapemyrtle tree.
LSU AgCenter scientists are studying ways to control the spread of the roseau cane scale that is killing off the roseau cane plants guarding the coast.
LSU AgCenter scientists are trying to prevent the spread of a couple of disease threats to cotton.
The LSU AgCenter is part of a national effort to prevent the spread of diseases caused by nematodes and fungi that affect sweet potatoes
A lethal pig bait designed by LSU AgCenter researchers and LSU chemists could be one answer to the proliferation of feral pigs in Louisiana
The invasive Mexican rice borer has become increasingly problematic in Louisiana in recent years and threatens both rice and sugarcane,.
LSU AgCenter and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine researchers are trying to determine crawfish susceptibility to white spot syndrome.
Within the past decade, the apple snail has established itself in Louisiana but has only recently begun infesting rice farms in the southwestern region.
The 2021 crop growing season presented many challenges for Louisiana producers, but none as remarkable as the fall armyworm.
Plants and animals coming into Louisiana from other states or countries are regulated to help deter the spread of invasive species.
Emerging fungal diseases of crops represent a major global biosecurity threat, and LSU AgCenter scientists are working to prevent these diseases in Louisiana.
Assistant professor Tristan Watson's research focuses on nematodes, microscopic roundworms, that can be detrimental to crops.
LSU AgCenter scientists conduct research to identify effective means of controlling or limiting the damage from invasive species in Louisiana agriculture.
The LSU AgCenter’s network of 15 research stations across the state supports Louisiana’s diverse agricultural industry.
The Dean Lee Center covers 3,155 acres, with 500 acres of field crops and 600 acres of pasture, and more than 1,000 acres of hardwood timber.
LSU teams take first and second in ag economics competition; Rutherford new executive associate dean; Stair gets honorary FFA degree; New community garden
$325,000 grant to study Cercospora; 4-H Hall of Famers 2020 and 2021; Virtual sweet potato field day; Ag losses because of Hurricane Ida $584M
Captive deer herds are studied for ways to improve artificial insemination techniques and vaccine development for epizootic viral diseases.
The Northeast Research Station means as much to the community of St. Joseph as the community means to the station.
For decades the LSU AgCenter has supported the state’s pecan growers through research and extension at the Pecan Research Station south of Shreveport.
LSU AgCenter researchers at the Macon Ridge Research Station help producers battling high salt content in a resource they can’t live without — irrigation water.
Providing accessibility to science to Louisiana’s landscape horticulture industry is a key part of the mission of the Hammond Research Station.
Home to a conglomeration of minds who strive to improve the rice industry, the Rice Research Station has become a landmark in the community.
The Iberia Research Station provides farmers and ranchers with the knowledge they need for success in raising cattle and sugarcane.
Tucked in the rolling hills of Washington Parish sits the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station, where dairy cows are the chief focus.
Development of new varieties is considered the lifeblood of the Louisiana sugarcane industry, and this is the main charge of the Sugar Research Station.
This LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station continues to be the only one in the US solely dedicated to sweet potato research and development.
Rasel Parvej, LSU AgCenter soil fertility specialist, helps Louisiana producers make sure the soil has the right balance of nutrients.
For more than 70 years the Hill Farm Research Station has served the producers of north Louisiana, evolving to meet their changing needs.
Most of the research performed at the Red River Research Station seeks answers to questions of how agriculture affects our water resources.
Just off a busy thoroughfare in Baton Rouge, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is often called an oasis. Or it is described as “idyllic.”
The 3,000-acre Central Research Station is the one among the LSU AgCenter’s 15 research stations that has brought about the most international acclaim.
LSU AgCenter scientists are working to help Louisiana producers learn to grow industrial hemp profitably.
The LSU AgCenter is turning former pastureland on one of its research stations into forested wetlands to use for teaching and research.
Growing industrial hemp in Louisiana is getting a slow start because of many production and logistical challenges.
Four new plants have been added to the list of Super Plants recommended by the LSU AgCenter. They grow well in Louisiana.
Vegetable and fruit varieties developed at the LSU AgCenter Calhoun Research Station, which was closed in 2011, are being revived.
In February 2021, which is earlier than normal, the first foals were born using a method developed by an LSU AgCenter researcher.
The LSU AgCenter is helping the landscape industry explore better ways to grow plants commercially in media known as soilless substrates.
The Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center was created in 2015 to address the problems of repository development for aquatic species.
An elementary school partnered with the LSU AgCenter to create an indoor playground space as part of the Healthy Communities program.
4-H agents created a unique program of garden seed distribution to help members learn to how to grow vegetables.
When in-person nutrition education classes were halted by the pandemic, LSU AgCenter nutrition experts developed online lessons, despite many obstacles.
LSU AgCenter agents with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program led a surprise “Snack Pack Cooking Class” for students in Sheveport.
The LSU AgCenter through its Healthy Communities program has been working diligently across the state to lower obesity rates and improve quality of life.