Soil and Water Research Unit4115 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4443
Phone: (225) 757-7726
Fax: (225) 757-7728
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Our mission is to conduct research to develop sustainable production practices that maximize bio-energy production from sugarcane varieties most suited for biofuels in humid temperate and subtropical environments, while: Minimizing water use and negative impacts to the quality of drainage waters; maintaining soil fertility and maximizing soil carbon storage and/or carbon neutrality; and minimizing sediment and nutrient loss and potential erosion and/or subsidence of associated coastal ecosystems.
ARS & LSU Ag Center cooperative experimental site at the LSU Sugar Station, St. Gabriel, LA, for developing and evaluating Energy-Cane production practices for bio-energy fuels that will maximize utilization
of applied agrochemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) and minimize chemical and soil (erosion) losses in drainage runoff.
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