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Louisiana Suggested Chemical Weed Management Guide
weed guide

This 2015 guide includes helpful information on herbicides and weed control with detailed suggestions for aquatics, commercial nursery stock, field crops, forestry, fruit crops, home gardens, lawns and many other Louisiana crops. It includes information on different types of herbicide registrations, as well as information on herbicide labels and restricted uses. Also included are sprayer calibration techniques, suggestions for reducing herbicide drift and a guide to proper spray tip selection.

Plant Disease Management Guide
disease mgmt guide

This guide for 2015 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.

Horticulture Hints Newsletter
hort hints header

A quarterly newsletter from the Horticulture Division of the LSU AgCenter's School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. (PDF Format Only)

Family and Home Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources

These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.

Crops and Livestock Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.
Food and Health Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide
insect guide
This 2015 guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.
Take advantage of volunteers in the garden
Impatiens
(For Release On 09/18/15) Gardeners use the term “volunteer” to describe the seedling of a desirable plant that appears in a garden without having been planted. They can be the offspring of trees and shrubs, but they’re most often the result of seeds dropped by annuals or perennials grown previously.
You can save your own seeds
hyacinth bean
(For Release On 09/25/15) Many summer-blooming annuals, perennials and vegetables are setting seeds now. You can harvest some of the seeds, store them and then grow a new crop of plants for your garden next year.
Don’t neglect late-summer gardening
Mealybug on pink althea hibiscus
(For Release On 09/04/15) For gardeners tired of the heat and longing for cooler weather, September can provide welcome relief. Cool fronts often begin to make their way this far south in September. But days in the 90s are still not uncommon, and after a long, hot summer, these last scorching days are especially hard to bear for gardeners and their landscapes.
Here are tips on choosing, using fertilizer
slow-release fertilizer
(For Release On 09/11/15) One of the most common questions I receive from gardeners is, “What kind of fertilizer should I use?” These gardeners generally assume there must be an easy answer for this if they just tell me what kind of plant they’re growing.
Baton Rouge Master Gardeners announce fall gardening programs
(Distributed 08/31/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners are presenting two programs in area libraries on Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. and Nov. 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tecoma – Ornamental Plant of the Week for August 31, 2015
Tecoma Bells of Fire
(Distributed 08/28/15) Esperanza, also known by its scientific name Tecoma, typically comes with yellow flowers, but apricot, oranges and reds are now becoming available. A common name for this plant is yellow bells.
Treat drought-, heat-stressed plants carefully
azalea
(Distributed 08/28/15) HAMMOND, La. – What a rough July and August in Louisiana for hot temperatures and droughty conditions. The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station in Hammond had 43 straight days of temperatures 95 or above. During that time we measured only 0.60 inches of rainfall. Similar high temperature durations and low rainfall totals were recorded across the state.