LSU AgCenter http://wwno.org en From Urban Farms To Oyster Reefs: How The LSU AgCenter Improves Lives In Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/urban-farms-oyster-reefs-how-lsu-agcenter-improves-lives-louisiana <p>The LSU AgCenter fosters agricultural, engineering and scientific programs across the state. On this week's <em>Louisiana Eats!</em>, we go across the state to hear how Ag agent Grace Peterson is connecting Shreveport residents with regional food.</p><p>We'll also cultivate tomatoes with Bobby Fletcher near the Mississippi River and float downstream with Dr. John Bell to learn how the Louisiana oyster can help rebuild coastal wetlands. We travel from the Gulf of Mexico to Shreveport's urban farms on this week's <em>Louisiana Eats!</em></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 64899 at http://wwno.org Why Cocoa is Good Medicine http://wwno.org/post/why-cocoa-good-medicine Cocoa has been used as a health elixir for centuries, going back to the Incas. Dr. John Finley discusses the LSU AgCenter's study that revealed some of the compounds that make cocoa so beneficial.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/finley_final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Dr. John Finley, School of Nutrition & Food Science </a><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 60547 at http://wwno.org LSU AgCenter: Give fragile plants the kid gloves treatment in cold snap http://wwno.org/post/lsu-agcenter-give-fragile-plants-kid-gloves-treatment-cold-snap The LSU AgCenter is offering many tips for keeping plants and trees alive during this cold snap. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:44:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 51522 at http://wwno.org LSU AgCenter ramps up statewide water research with Bossier City-based faculty http://wwno.org/post/lsu-agcenter-ramps-statewide-water-research-bossier-city-based-faculty The LSU AgCenter is hiring four new faculty members who will be statewide water experts based at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City.<p>The new positions include an irrigation engineer, a water quality scientist, a plant soil scientist and a water policy economist.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="LSU AgCenter northwest region director Patrick Colyer shows off the Red River Research Station&#039;s "scrubbing pond."" data-attribution="Credit Kate Archer Kent" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/20 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 51366 at http://wwno.org Familiar Voices At The Louisiana Eats! Table http://wwno.org/post/familiar-voices-louisiana-eats-table <p></p><p></p><p>We've invited some of our favorite guests back for this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! They might have all been on the program before, but they've each got something new to bring to the table. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 39719 at http://wwno.org Federal Regulations Could Change How La. Pecan Growers Do Business http://wwno.org/post/federal-regulations-could-change-how-la-pecan-growers-do-business Dozens of pecan growers across Louisiana met at the LSU AgCenter Pecan Research Station in Shreveport earlier this month to discuss how proposed federal regulations could impact their operations. State pecan specialist Charlie Graham said the Food Safety Modernization Act will bring about more stringent guidelines that will be harder for small farmers to implement and adhere to. Tue, 14 May 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 35319 at http://wwno.org Second Top Extension Service Official Retiring http://wwno.org/post/second-top-extension-service-official-retiring <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A second top official of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is retiring.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The LSU AgCenter said Monday that Dwight Landreneau — an AgCenter associate vice chancellor and associate director of the extension service — will retire June 1.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27086 at http://wwno.org Market Outlook Bright for Rice, Soybeans http://wwno.org/post/market-outlook-bright-rice-soybeans <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Despite uncertainty surrounding federal farm legislation, agricultural economists are optimistic about the market outlook for rice and soybeans with higher prices and more varieties expected.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27017 at http://wwno.org Biofuels Plant to Open in St. Gabriel http://wwno.org/post/biofuels-plant-open-st-gabriel <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute plans a Jan. 25 opening for a pilot plant designed to produce biofuels and biochemicals from agricultural crops and byproducts.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26475 at http://wwno.org LSU AgCenter Extension Service Head Retiring http://wwno.org/post/lsu-agcenter-extension-service-head-retiring <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The head of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is retiring after more than 34 years with the LSU AgCenter.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Paul Coreil said Friday that he will leave the administration July 1.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26392 at http://wwno.org