Louisiana: LSU Assesses Tornado Damage To Dean Lee REC In Alexandria Apr 29, 2020

🕔Apr 29, 2020
Cleanup is underway at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center, which was hit by a devastating tornado on the night of April 22. AgCenter Central Region director […]

LSU AgCenter Names New Head of Animal, Plant Programs Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019
Michael 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, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
Developing 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, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Jun 13, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Rice 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, 2019

🕔Jan 23, 2019
More 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, 2017

🕔Dec 21, 2017
A 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, 2016

🕔May 4, 2016
The 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, 2016

🕔Mar 15, 2016
The 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 […]

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