LSU AgCenter Shaping the Future of Agriculture Through New-Crop Research, Development

October 20, 2022

Dustin Harrell in a rice field with varieties under testing

LSU AgCenter rice researcher Dustin Harrell stands in a rice field with markers for different nitrogen rates. The university has developed 57 varieties of rice since 1911, doubled yields for farmers since 1970, and represent 70% of all rice grown in Louisiana.

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The LSU AgCenter is helping to feed Louisiana and the world and shaping the future of agriculture by developing crop varieties that are highly sought after, not only here at home, but across the globe.

Each year, the university invests in the development of experimental varieties by identifying and testing new options for farmers. Some traits developers are looking for have specific and well-known benefits—disease resistance, protection against certain herbicides or pesticides, and overall great yield.

LSU serves as leading providers of agricultural innovation and education for the nation. 

Learn more about AgCenter's crop programs