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The AgCenter team, spearheaded by nematologist Tristan Watson, received a subgrant of nearly $1 million to support research on sweet potato breeding and characterization of resistance mechanisms and associated genes as well as extension of research findings to regional and national stakeholders. The funds were awarded as part of the NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative.

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the Ocean Transport Barge Holland to General Dynamics-Electric Boat’s Groton Shipyard.

The 400-foot-long ship was designed and engineered at Bollinger’s Lockport facility and built at its marine fabrication facility in Amelia.

The Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the United States’ Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarines and Virginia Class Fast Attack Submarines. The vessel will play an important role in the construction of the Columbia class of submarines, which will carry nearly 70% of the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

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  • A team of LSU AgCenter researchers, along with those from four other universities, have been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant of more than $5 million to develop sweet potato varieties resistant to the invasive guava root-knot nematode.

  • Bollinger Shipyards delivers ocean transport barge to General Dynamics-Electric Boat

Baton Rouge General Physicians Group opens Central clinic

The Baton Rouge General Physicians Group is open at 11111 Park Place Drive Suite B in Central.

Dr. Shaun Spinks is seeing patients from infants to geriatric and can provide a full range of medical services including labs, vaccinations and minor procedures. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, call (225) 333-3636.

LSU researchers find climate change record in clam shells For the first time, LSU researchers have been able to identify the monthly, and even weekly, ocean temperatures recorded in surf clam shells.

Because ancient civilizations consumed these fingernail sized clams and left the shells at archeological sites, researchers now have a new way to reconstruct climate and its fluctuations from nearly 3,000 years ago. LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology doctoral candidate Jacob Warner is the lead author on this new research published in Chemical Geology.

Warner’s study sites are in northern Peru.  Baton Rouge Coca-Cola breaks ground on $42 million expansion

Warner and colleagues are focused on tracking a climate phenomenon that affects a large part of the world called the El Niño Southern Oscillation, which is characterized by warmer than normal ocean temperatures, increased rainfall and more tropical storms and hurricanes in the southern U.S. Twice daily we’ll send you the day’s biggest headlines. Sign up today.