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LSU AgCenter plant physiologist Paul South presents findings from his research project RIPE, Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency, during a seminar at the LSU AgCenter on Jan. 13. His goal is to increase food production by manipulating the processes of photosynthesis and photorespiration. (Photo by Johnny Morgan/LSU AgCenter)

AgCenter seminar focuses on improving crop production

An LSU AgCenter scientist is researching ways to increase food production by manipulating the processes of photosynthesis and photorespiration.

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From left, Lucas, Glenn and Wes Simon were three of six farmers and ranchers awarded 2019 Master Farmer Certifications recently. The Simons operate a family farm in the Morse area.

Simons awarded three of six Master Farmer Certifications

Glenn, Wes, and Lucas Simon were among six farmers and ranchers awarded 2019 Master Farmer Certifications at the 74th annual Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts (LACD) meeting held rece

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A shelter made of plastic sheeting covers the roots of loblolly pine trees to keep out moisture at the LSU AgCenter Hill Farm Research Station in Homer. Forestry researcher Michael Blazier is artificially imposing drought on these trees to study how they respond to such conditions. (Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter)

AgCenter forestry researcher studying ways to lessen drought effects

Pine trees are an important natural resource in Louisiana. They fuel the state’s multibillion-dollar timber industry, provide habitat for wildlife and are a defining element of the landscape.

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