The Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology has a long history of internationally recognized basic and applied research in agriculture. Climatic conditions in Louisiana allow cultivation and research of semitropical crop species-such as rice, sugarcane, cotton, sweet potatoes, and soybeans. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station personnel who are conducting investigations in plant pathology, weed science, and crop physiology. Research problems may also be selected in plant molecular biology and space biology.
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