Shaun M. Tangers, Kurt Guidry, Huizhen Nui, Celine Richard, and Maristela Abreu
A study of feral hog activity and damage in Louisiana. Data were gathered from Louisiana farmers. The study results show that feral hogs caused at least $30 million in damage to crops on Louisiana farms in 2013. The publication includes maps and tables.
The Economic Contribution of Forestry and the Forest Products Industry on Louisiana’s Congressional Districts (Research Information Sheet #112)
Shaun M. Tanger
In Louisiana, forestry is an $11 billion industry, and in 2012 forestry-related employment accounted for approximately 2 percent of all jobs in Louisiana.Therefore, the forestry and forest products industries make a substantial economic contribution to Louisiana.
Forestry in Louisiana - The Industrys Contribution to the Louisiana Economy: An Input-Output Analysis 2011 (Research Information Sheet #
Shaun M. Tanger and James E. Henderson
Forest resources affect the economy at all levels, from wages and purchases in local economies to state-level payroll and income taxes. Therefore, there is widespread interest in effects of the forest products industry from local producers, landowners and multinational corporate entities and therefore political officials, as well. This study evaluates the importance of the forest products industry to the state’s economy.
Cornelis F. de Hoop, Joseph Chang, Anil Kizhakkepurakkal, and Benjamin Bullock
A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry.
Bill Williams, Donnie Miller, Steve Kelly, Roy Vidrine, Roger Leonard, Jim Griffin, Dearl Sanders, Eric Webster, Reed Lencse, Eddie Millhollon, Ron Strahan, Dan Reynolds, Steve Crawford, and David Jordan
Winter vegetation common to northeast Louisiana ranges from easy-to-control weeds, such as annual bluegrass and common chickweed, to difficult-to-control species, such as curly dock and ryegrass. This publication includes information on proper weed identification and herbicide selection, the keys to a successful preplant, burndown weed control program.
Frances C. Lawrence, Ann A. Berry, Vicky Tiller, and Jennifer J. Burczyk-Brown
After the passage of federal welfare reform legislation in 1996, faculty from land-grant universities organized to conduct a study of the legislation’s impact on rural families. The project began in 1998 and runs through 2008. The intent was to provide policymakers and program directors with up-to-date information about the ability of rural, low-income families to be economically self sufficient. The objectives of this project are included in this publication.
Louisiana’s Green Industry: Evaluation of its Economic Contribution (Research Information Sheet #108)
Roger A. Hinson, Raul Pinel, and David W. Hughes
The green industry is the production, sale and maintenance of ornamental plants and related products. The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of the green industry on Louisiana’s economy.
Credit Card Usage of College Students: Evidence from Louisiana State University (Research Information Sheet #107)
Frances C. Lawrence, Rebecca C. Christofferson, Susan E. Nester, E. Barry Moser, Jeanette A. Tucker, and Angela C. Lyons
In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth in credit card usage among college students. How are Louisiana State University undergraduates using credit cards? Are LSU students managing credit card debt wisely? What can LSU do to offer the appropriate kinds of help to enable students to be financially literate? These are the issues addressed in this publication.
W. D. Pitman
A unique, naturally occurring variety of Bermudagrass was identified in an Alicia Bermudagrass hay field in Sabine Parish in 1991. This publication includes information on the comparisons of this variety with the three Bermudagrass varieties most widely planted in the area in recent years, conducted in a field plot experiment at the Rosepine Research Station.
INTERNAL PARASITES OF CATTLE IN LOUISIANA AND OTHER SOUTHERN STATES (Research Information Sheet #104)
James C. Williams and Alvin F. Loyacano
Cattle of all ages, but particularly young cattle, are affected by a diversity of internal parasites. This publication includes information on the different types and effects of treatments.
E. Burris, J. H. Pankey, B. R. Leonard, and J. B. Graves
This publication describes tarnished plant bugs and includes information on damage, biology, varietal susceptibility, monitoring, insecticide resistance and efficacy.
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