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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.
Allow tropical plants to gradually adapt to more sun
(Audio 04/20/15) Once the weather warms up in the spring, it is time to move tropical plants back outdoors. Gradually reintroduce these plants to the higher levels of light outdoors. Listen for more instructions on moving tropical plants outside after the winter. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Be careful when removing foliage from spring flowering bulbs
(Audio 04/20/15) There are lots of spring flowering bulbs that provide beautiful color in our landscapes. Be careful when removing the foliage of these plants after they are done flowering. Listen for more information on spring flowering bulbs. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Kauai Torenia – Ornamental Plant of the Week for April 20, 2015
Kauai White Torenia
(Distributed 04/17/15) Torenia, also called wishbone flower, is an alternative bedding plant to consider instead of impatiens for the shade.
Plant leftover Easter lilies in your garden
(Audio 04/20/15) You may still have some Easter lilies left over from the Easter season. Rather than throwing these flowers away, plant them into a well-prepared bed. Listen for more information on planting and caring for Easter lilies. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Add some firework purple fountain grass to your garden
(Audio 04/20/15) The firework purple fountain grass has been named a Louisiana super plant for spring 2015. This beautiful ornamental grass creates colorful foliage in whites, pinks, burgundies, and greens. Think about adding some firework grass to your garden for a beautiful display this year. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Fertilize container plants to maintain healthy growth
(Audio 04/20/15) Container plants are commonly used for decorating porches, patios, and decks. It is important to keep these plants well-fertilized so that they will remain looking healthy. Use slow-release or water soluble fertilizers in order to provide the nutrients that your container plants need. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Senorita Rosalita, new ‘cousins’ shine in flower beds
Senorita Rosalita Cleome
(Distributed 04/17/15) HAMMOND, La. – Every few years, a new variety of bedding plant comes along that takes the country by storm. Greenhouse growers instantly fall in love; retailers cannot sell enough once they get it on the shelves; and home gardeners go crazy when they truly realize how great of a new plant it is.