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Katrina Hurts Louisiana Milk, Citrus, Cattle, Sugarcane Production; Nursery Industry Suffers Too
Downed sugarcane and power line near Raceland mill

(Distributed 08/28/05) While most eyes are focused on New Orleans, the surrounding countryside has suffered a severe blow from Hurricane Katrina that’s expected to affect several Louisiana agricultural commodities.

LSU AgCenter Publishes 2006 ‘Get It Growing’ Calendar
2006 Get It Growing Calendar Cover Photo

(Distributed 08/26/05) The LSU AgCenter is once again offering Louisiana gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to learn more about their craft and enjoy beautiful garden photos with the publication of its 2006 Get It Growing Calendar.

Dove Management Field Day Held By LSU AgCenter, Others
Wildlife specialist discusses importance of sunflowers in food plots for doves

(Distributed 08/25/05) With the opening of dove hunting season Sept. 3, the LSU AgCenter and others recently held a dove field day to help Louisiana hunters and landowners develop habitat for doves, understand the rules of hunting and enjoy the outdoors.

Entomologist Cautions To Watch For Soybean Pests
(Distributed 08/24/05) LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Jack Baldwin says soybean insect pests, especially the leaf-feeding ones, generally have been light this year, but he cautions August always is a critical month for major insect outbreaks.

LSU AgCenter Lauds 8 New Patent Recipients
(Distributed 08/24/05) Eight LSU AgCenter inventors who received patents during the past year were inducted into the LSU AgCenter’s Patent and PVP Club during a recognition reception at the Lod Cook Conference Center here Wednesday (Aug. 24).
New Orchard Among Topics For LSU AgCenter Pecan Field Day Sept. 22
(Distributed 08/24/05) Making pecans profitable is the idea behind a new orchard being planted at the LSU AgCenter’s Pecan Research and Extension Station near Shreveport. The new orchard is just one topic that will be discussed during the station’s field day Sept. 22.
LSU AgCenter Announces Hotline To Assist Farmers With Financial Decisions, Planning
(Distributed 08/22/05) The LSU AgCenter is once again opening its Farm Financial Assistance Hotline to help farmers who may be facing tough financial decisions because of stagnant commodity prices and increased production costs.
Red River Research Station Field Day To Focus On Crop Research
(Distributed 08/16/05) Agronomic crop research will be the focus of the 2005 Red River Research Station Field Day slated for Sept. 8 at the LSU AgCenter research facility near here.
Rice Harvest Running Late But Yields Good
Rice harvesting
(Distributed 08/16/05) Louisiana farmers are pleased with the 2005 rice harvest so far, but good yields are being offset by uncertainty and low prices.
LSU AgCenter Researchers Studying Cattle Temperament
Dr. Sid DeRouen working on cattle temperament study
(Distributed 08/16/05) LSU AgCenter researchers are studying how cows’ temperaments affect profitability of cattle herds in Louisiana.
LSU AgCenter Holds Watershed Summit
(Distributed 08/15/05) Keeping Louisiana’s waterways clean takes everyone working together, and meetings such as the LSU AgCenter’s Northwest Louisiana Watershed Summit help keep the channels of communication open.
4-H’er Riding Wave Of Technology
Jacob Stout
(Distributed 08/15/05) Jacob Stout is riding the technology wave across the country to learn new things and to meet new people.
LSU AgCenter Slates Organic Farming Workshop On Sept. 13-14
(Distributed 08/15/05) Louisiana farmers will have an opportunity to learn about the latest in organic vegetable and fruit production at a workshop and farm tour Sept. 13-14 at LSU AgCenter’s Burden Center in Baton Rouge.
Rural Development Conference Set For West Monroe Sept. 12-15
(Distributed 08/04/05) The LSU AgCenter is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University to bring the Southern Institute for Rural Development conference to Louisiana Sept. 12-15.