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Roseau Cane Revisited (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-12-15

Duration: 00:06:12

Subjects: WETLANDS | Roseau cane | Invasive species | Environment


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Knight, Ian Interviewee
  • McDonald, Vaughan Interviewee


This segment from the December 15, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the efforts to discover the cause of the die-off of Roseau cane at the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. Her report focuses on the research into Roseau cane scale, an invasive bug that attacks Roseau cane and consumes the nutrients of the plant. She interviews Ian Knight, an entomologist with the LSU AgCenter, and Vaughan McDonald, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). Host: Andre Moreau