LSU AgCenter Names New Head of Animal, Plant Programs

🕔Aug 20, 2019Michael Salassi has been named as LSU AgCenter associate vice president and program leader of animal and plant sciences. For the past four years, Salassi has served as head of the […]

Pecan Shells Could Protect Against Food Bacteria

🕔Aug 16, 2019Developing a way to protect pecans and to keep them safe for consumption is the goal of an LSU student who just returned from Poland. Karuna Kharel, a doctoral student […]

Louisiana: LSU Partners with Ag-Analytics for Big Data Yield

🕔Jun 19, 2019The LSU AgCenter is partnering with Ag-Analytics to help farmers maintain and improve yields through the use of machine learning and big data. Ag-Analytics, a secure farm management platform, works […]

LSU AgCenter Receives $1.4Mln for Nutrient Runoff Research

🕔Jun 13, 2019The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to the LSU AgCenter to fund a four-year research project on reducing nutrient runoff from crop fields. The award […]

Rice Blast Study Sheds Light on How Disease Spreads

🕔May 14, 2019Rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae) is a global food security threat due to its destruction of cultivated rice, the most widely consumed staple food in the world. Disease containment efforts […]

Rice: Crop Breeders Build Yield, Market for High-Protein Varieties

🕔Jan 23, 2019More than 750 million people don’t get enough nutrients from their food. More than two-thirds of those people live in places that consume a lot of rice. Can rice bred […]

Peanuts: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fighting Aflatoxins

🕔Dec 21, 2017A worldwide group of plant scientists have made a significant research breakthrough by suppressing the fungus that produces aflatoxin in peanuts. Zhi-Yuan Chen, a researcher in the LSU AgCenter Department […]

Mexican Rice Borer Can’t Be Stopped, Only Managed

🕔May 4, 2016The Mexican rice borer is an invasive species first detected in Texas in 1980, which spread eastward reaching Louisiana in 2008. This pest damages grass crops including rice, sugarcane and corn. […]

LSU AgCenter Receives $1.75M from Soybean, Grain Board

🕔Mar 15, 2016The Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board has given the LSU AgCenter $1.75 million to fund a total of 62 research and outreach projects in 2016. “We are […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Kuduz Bugs Trek Across the State

🕔Jul 1, 2015The kudzu bug, an invasive pest from Asia, continues its trek into Louisiana. LSU AgCenter scientists have been monitoring the movement of the insect since it was discovered in 2014 […]

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