3 new rice varieties ready for 2011
The LSU AgCenter has released three new varieties of rice. The varieties include a new medium-grain, a long-grain Clearfield and an aromatic Jasmine-type. Seed from the three releases will provide limited seed production in 2011. Read more.
Freshwater plants invade Louisiana coast
An unintended consequence of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on April 20, 2010, has been the expansion of invasive freshwater plants into the intertidal zone along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Read More.
Friend of Extension Award goes to Angelle
Scott Angelle, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and former Louisiana lieutenant governor, has received the national Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Friend of Extension Award for his support and promotion of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H program.
LSU AgCenter receives $1.26 million in federal grants
The LSU AgCenter has received grants totaling nearly $1.26 million during the past few months. Read more.
Mexican rice borer extends reach into Louisiana
The Mexican rice borer, a threat to sugarcane and rice, has moved eastward from Texas extending farther into Louisiana. Read more.
Rice farming sustainability program starts
The Kellogg Company of Battle Creek, Mich., recently announced a partnership with the LSU AgCenter to develop a sustainability program for Louisiana rice producers who grow rice for Kellogg’s products. Read more.
Rice insect guide now online
Solving the whodunit mystery of insect damage in a rice crop will be easier with a new online program developed by the LSU AgCenter.
Officials thank LSU AgCenter at sweet potato plant opening
Gov. Bobby Jindal, state legislators and ConAgra Food officials thanked the LSU AgCenter during the Nov. 5 grand opening of ConAgra’s new sweet potato processing plant near Delhi. Read more.
Youth Wetlands program wins national award
An LSU AgCenter 4-H program has been chosen for a national award by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more.
(These articles were published in the fall 2010 issue of Louisiana Agriculture Magazine.)