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Roseau Cane Drowning? (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-06-08

Duration: 00:05:46

Subjects: Environment | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Roseau cane | Invasive species


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Hooper-Bui, Linda Interviewee


This segment from the June 8, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Dr. Linda Hooper-Bui, an LSU entomologist, on her research into the Roseau cane die off at the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. She discusses: her belief that Roseau cane scale, the invasive bug attacking the plant, is a symptom of a stressed plant; her belief that the Roseau cane is drowning due to high Mississippi River delta water levels and sending off distress signals that are attracting the invasive bugs; and possible solutions.