BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Soybean and Feed Grains Research and Promotion Board has awarded $1.8 million to the LSU AgCenter for research and extension projects in 2013.
New research projects being funded include an evaluation of soybean production practices in southwest Louisiana by Dustin Harrell, agronomist at the Rice Research Station in Crowley.
Others focus on water quality, insect management, corn diseases, Asian soybean rust and other topics.
The Louisiana Soybean and Feed Grains Research and Promotion Board, which includes farmers appointed by the governor, administers money obtained through national and state checkoff programs.