Lafourche Parish Extension
Lafourche Parish has a population of over 90,000 residents. Thibodaux is the parish (county) seat  and location of the AgCenter office. The history of Bayou Lafourche can best be told by recounting the history of the French, Spanish, English and German speaking families who settled its banks in the early 1700’s. The culture of Lafourche parish is best described as warm and inviting. It is a wonderful mix of southern grace and modern progressiveness.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Approximately 550 acres of sugarcane in Lafourche Parish will be adversely affected this year because of feral hogs. These hogs root up newly planted sugarcane and eat ready-to-harvest cane. They cause dam-age to cane fields ranging from 20 percent to 80 percent. This damage to Lafourche Parish sugarcane fields costs farmers more than $350,000. In addition to damaging sugarcane fields, feral hogs carry diseases that are contagious to humans and livestock. The LSU AgCenter in Lafourche as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service documented damage to cane fields for future reference in ways of controlling this invasive animal. Three years ago, 15 sugarcane farmers participated in a meeting held in the parish to discuss ways to con-trol feral hogs. The LSU AgCenter is currently conducting workshops throughout the state to educate ag producers on the problems associated with feral hogs.

Contact Lafourche Parish Extension

Michael Hebert
Extension Agent
402 W 5TH ST
PO BOX 429
THIBODAUX, Louisiana  70302-0429
Phone: 985/446-1316
Fax: 985/449-1549


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

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