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 Home>News Archive>2005>April>
AgMagic 2005 (Photos)
[Image: 2005 AgMagic Photo - Find A Worm]

(Published April 2005) The LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic at its Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge April 12-22 delighted approximately 9,000 schoolchildren and adults with the magic of agriculture. See photos from that event.

Rice Nursery In Puerto Rico Serves Louisiana Growers, Researchers
[Image: rice]

(Distributed 04/28/05) Several times a year, scientists from the LSU AgCenter travel to the Caribbean. But they’re not taking the trip to lounge on a beach and sip frozen daiquiris.

Jump$tart Organization Thanks Legislators For Youth Financial Literacy Support
[Image: jumpstart]

(Distributed 04/28/05) "We encourage youth to accumulate wealth and not debt," Ken Uffman, president and CEO emeritus of the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge, told Louisiana legislators at Youth Financial Day at the Capitol Thursday (April 28).

LSU AgCenter Teaches Residents ‘LeadershipPlenty’
(Distributed 04/28/05) The LSU AgCenter is working to bring a national training program to Louisiana to help teach residents about leadership development.

Faculty Members Receive Awards From Professional Association
(Distributed 04/28/05) LSU AgCenter and Southern University AgCenter faculty were honored last week (April 21) during the Louisiana Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference in Vicksburg, Miss.
Mulching Makes Gardening Easier
(For Release On Or After 04/29/05) Mulching makes gardening easier, and I think more gardeners should take advantage of this important labor-saving technique.
LSU AgCenter international director chosen for leadership program
(Distributed 12/22/08) Dr. Lakshman Velupillai, associate vice chancellor for international programs for the LSU AgCenter and LSU, has been accepted for the fall 2008 Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI).
Registration Under Way For AgOutlook Conference
Registration is under way for the 2004 AgOutlook Conference Jan. 15 in Monroe.The conference, which will precede the opening of AgExpo 2004 in Monroe, will give Louisiana farmers and agribusiness leaders an opportunity to continue discussing issues facing agriculture and working toward solutions to the problems they face.
Researchers Investigating Chinese Plant As Source For Treating Metabolic Syndrome
(Distributed 04/20/05) A succulent plant grown in a remote, mountainous region of southwestern China, where it’s used as a tea and herbal remedy, has become the latest plant being studied for its medicinal properties by researchers at the LSU AgCenter and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.
Caterpillars Overwhelming Parts Of State [Image: Tent Cat]
(Distributed 04/22/05) They’re creepy, crawly and wiggly, and some of them sting. Parts of Louisiana have been overwhelmed by caterpillars, according to LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet.
Cattle, Forage Producers Begin New Conservation Phase [Image: Master Farmer Model Farm Tour Photo]
(Distributed 04/22/05) More than 100 farmers and industry leaders participated in a Master Farmer Model Farm Field Day and Forage Tour Tuesday (April 19) – to see conservation practices being followed by leading producers.
Cucumber Family Includes Variety Of Vegetables That Can Be Planted Now [Image: Get It Growing]
(For Release On Or After 04/22/05) There’s much more to the cucumber family than cucumbers.
Spring Pests Present Problems
(Distributed 04/20/05) Springtime is buzzing with insects, and bees are making a big buzz recently, according to an LSU AgCenter expert. LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet says swarms of bees are showing up in backyards and near houses – which presents problems for homeowners. But they aren't the only insects bugging people.
Recent Weather Helps La. Rice Farmers Make Up For Slow Start [Image: rice planting]
(Distributed 04/20/05) Louisiana rice farmers have taken advantage of recently improved weather for planting their 2005 crop, making up for a slow start.