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  • LSU AgCenter Winter Citrus Production Play Video

    December 2, 2013 7:47 AM

    Gerald Roberts, from the LSU AG Center, stops by GMA to share information about winter citrus production. Topics covered were selecting, transplanting and cold protection for all citrus plants. For more info or help call: 337-291-7090 Or email Mr.Roberts at:
  • LSU AgCenter gears up for annual poinsettia sale

    November 28, 2013 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter will have more than 1,000 poinsettia plants for sale the morning of Dec. 6. The plants cost $6 to $8, depending on size. The sale supports research at the Botanic Gardens at Burden. Director Jeff Kuehny says people attending the sale will... more »
  • LSU AgCenter 4th Annual Hispanic Health and Resource Fair

    October 3, 2012 6:31 AM

    LSU AgCenter 4th Annual Hispanic Health and Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The Family Life Church will host this event from 10am until 2pm. There will be many booths at the health fair offering free health screenings. Amedisys Hospice will be offering free blood pressure... more »
  • Experts Say Study Finding High Levels of Arsenic in Rice is Nothing New

    September 19, 2012 8:55 PM

    A new study released Wednesday by "Consumer Reports" found high levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. "Consumer Reports" suggests that the FDA should regulate how much rice a person should consume. But is this cause for alarm? Experts at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station said no. ... more »
  • Rice Farmers Pay Up for Research

    January 24, 2012 6:52 PM

    Louisiana rice farmers voted overwhelmingly to keep a referendum that funds research and promotion, totaling in the millions of dollars. For every 100 lbs of rice sold, farmers pay five cents for research and three cents for promoting the state's rice industry. The vote comes every five years, and this... 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 »
  • Finally some rain for rice farms; drought continues

    June 10, 2011 12:09 AM

    Another round of showers Thursday has some farmers jumping for joy and others even believing some old cajun folklore. June 8th was officially St. Medard's day. Legend has it if it rains on the eighth of June, there will be a "wet harvest," but even with these brief showers, drought... 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 »
  • 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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