Serving People Through Research and Education

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, known as the LSU AgCenter, is one of 10 institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The LSU AgCenter's mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being. The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs. For more information go to www.LSUAgCenter.com

To reports problems or issues with this app or the information contained therein, please contact ricescout@agcenter.lsu.edu.


  • Rick Cartwright, associate director for agriculture and natural resources, University of Arkansas
  • Mo Way, entomologist with AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M System


  • Natalie Hummel, former LSU AgCenter entomologist
  • Don Groth, rice plant pathologist
  • Clayton Hollier, extension plant pathologist
  • Dustin Harrell, rice agronomist
  • Johnny Saichuk, extension rice specialist
  • Eric Webster, rice weed scientist
  • Fred Piazza, Chief Information Officer in Information Technology
  • Bruce Schultz, communications specialist
  • Anna Meszaros, former LSU AgCenter research and extension associate

Development Team:

  • Sandy Fiser, IT Manager
  • Sam Razi, IT Manager
  • Henry Capello Jr., IT Coordinator
  • Meghan Scuderi, IT Analyst


  • This project was partially funded by the Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Program and the Louisiana Rice Research Board.