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  • AgCenter chooses international programs director

    May 10, 2014 3:02 PM

  • AgCenter sweet potato field day set for August 16

    July 23, 2012 5:59 AM

    CHASE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter will hold a field day Aug. 16 at the Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase, La. AgCenter research and extension faculty members will lead tours highlighting the foundation seed program as well as breeding, production and pest management research. Resident coordinator Tara Smith... more »
  • Sugar Cane the next gasoline?

    October 7, 2011 6:32 PM

    "We have the researchers, we have the scientists, we think we have the farmers so we just have to marry those things together," the LSU AgCenter's Blair Hebert said of a $17-million grant the school received this month. Hebert summed it up- all the pieces are in place to put... more »
  • Hay, Help!

    August 15, 2011 11:47 PM

    Recent wet weather in Acadiana has been welcomed news for many farmers, who've endured a very dry spring. However, farmers in other parts of the state and the country have not been so lucky. In Texas and northern Louisiana, the dry-spell has been a curse for hay farmers, and now... more »
  • AgCenter won't declare financial crisis

    August 4, 2011 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter's chancellor says he won't declare a financial emergency this year, after all. Last month, Chancellor Bill Richardson said the move was likely because the center's budget had been cut more than $26 million in recent years. Since the center has no students,... more »
  • AgCenter: Treat soybeans early against fungus

    April 7, 2011 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter experts say farmers who spray their soybeans early can avoid a lot of damage from a fungus that has become Louisiana's worst soybean disease. Plant pathologist Boyd Padgett says the problem is that plants can be infected for weeks before cercospora (SIR-ko-SPO-ruh) leaf... more »
  • Proposed Federal Cuts could gouge Louisiana

    March 3, 2011 11:37 PM

    Congress is proposing billions of dollars in cuts to just about every facet of government spending, but the LSU AgCenter argues some of those cuts could cripple local industries like farming. So, the question is, where to cut back? And by how much? Blair Hebert is one of many... more »
  • High sugar prices help LA farmers pay debt

    February 17, 2011 11:49 PM

    For the past 30 years, sugar cane farmers say they've struggled to keep business afloat but now, prices are on the rise. So what does that mean for farmers? And for you? "Without this price increase, we would be in trouble," farmer Charlie Levert said. Levert has seen technology and... more »
  • LSU AgCenter Vaccine Fights Against Cattle Disease

    February 1, 2011 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year. The disease is "anaplasmosis," which is spread by ticks and destroys red... more »
  • LSU AgCenter gets grant to screen citrus

    December 7, 2010 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter gets $13,750 to screen its citrus variety collection for three potentially destructive diseases. Plant pathologist Don Ferrin says the trees will be tested twice next year for the bacteria that causes citrus greening, the citrus tristeza (tris-TEZ-uh) virus and citrus excortis (ex-KOHR-tis).... more »
  • Agcenter sweet potato weed control grant

    November 10, 2010 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter has received a three-year, $67,000 grant to study weed management options in commercial sweet potato production. Weed scientist Donnie Miller and sweet potato specialist Tara Smith say they want to see which herbicides work best. They also want to see how the... more »
  • Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

    August 16, 2010 11:52 PM

    No doubt about it some will have their reservations about eating seafood from the Gulf in the wake of the crude disaster, but there are efforts underway at the state and federal levels to ensure oil does not make it to the marketplace. Waters open to commercial fishing are... more »
  • Scientist At LSU AgCenter Produce Calves

    March 31, 2010 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Scientists at the LSU AgCenter have produced calves from Angus bull semen that has been frozen for more than 40 years. Professor Robert Godke says some of the calves were sired by semen collected and frozen from bulls in the late 1960s. Godke says semen... more »
  • LSU Experts Say `crazy' ants Headed For Louisiana

    September 21, 2009 9:26 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Experts at the LSU AgCenter say a new type of pest may be making its way to Louisiana. They are called "Rasberry crazy ants." They were first discovered in the U.S. in southeastern Texas. LSU entomologists say they are likely making their way into Louisiana. Linda... more »

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