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Dairy cows at the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station in Franklinton in 2014. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

AgCenter research station breaks milk production

By: Olivia McClure, omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu
FRANKLINTON –
The dairy herd at the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station in Franklinton has broken a record for milk production, reaching the highest rolling herd average ever documented in Louisiana.
The station’s rolling herd average, which indicates the average amount of milk a cow produced in the previous 12 months, hit 25,097 pounds at the December 2016 measurement, said AgCenter dairy specialist Charlie Hutchison. A gallon of milk equals 8.6 pounds.

Dollarweed is one of the weeds that can be controlled with Trimec-type herbicides and atrazine used on the same lawn. Photo by Ron Strahan/LSU AgCenter

Strike early on weed-infested winter lawns

By: Richard Bogren
BATON ROUGE – Recent cold weather in Louisiana has caused lawns to go mostly dormant.
If you see green plants in the lawn right now, it’s probably the first flush of winter weeds such as annual bluegrass, chickweed and lawn burweed, said LSU AgCenter turf specialist Ron Strahan.
“Now is a good time to apply selective herbicides like atrazine and Trimec to the lawn to kill these young actively growing weeds,” Strahan said.

Alexandra Arceneaux with her service dog, Mishka. Arceneaux battled back from Neuromyelitis optica, a condition that left her paralyzed from the shoulders down, to graduate on Dec. 16 with a degree in nutrition and food sciences from the LSU College of Agriculture. Photo by Tobie Blanchard

Alexandra Arceneaux holds her service dog, Mishka’s, honorary degree. Arceneaux received her degree in nutrition and food sciences at the LSU College of Agriculture commencement ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Maddox Fieldhouse. Photo by Tobie Blanchard

LSU student overcomes obstacles along path to graduation

By: Tobie Blanchard
BATON ROUGE– When Alexandra Arceneaux crossed the stage with her service dog, Mishka, at the LSU College of Agriculture commencement ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Maddox Fieldhouse, the crowd erupted in applause. To say Arceneaux’s journey to graduation had obstacles is to understate her struggle.
Arceneaux, of Bogalusa, came to LSU in 2008, but before she could finish her degree, she developed Neuromyelitis optica, a condition that left her paralyzed from the shoulders down.

Kamryn Miller

Class Act Student of the Week

This week’s Student of the Week is Kamryn Miller, a senior at Eunice High School. Her parents are Tracy Lomas and Kirk Miller.

If you had to live in another part of the world, where would you want to live and why? I would like to live in Disney World because it is the happiest place on earth.

Do you have a career wish? I would like to become a zoologist.

What could you eat seven days a week? Pizza.

What could you never eat? Sushi.

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