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LaHouse to offer Lead Certified Renovator training

(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center will offer a Lead Certified Renovator training course on Feb. 23 and a refresher course on March 10.

LSU AgCenter to offer GroupGAP food safety training in Oak Grove
Achyut Adhikari

(02/04/16) OAK GROVE, La. – The LSU AgCenter will host a workshop on March 2-3 in Oak Grove to educate produce growers, packers and processors about GroupGAP, a new food safety certification program.

LSU AgCenter offers guide on sugarcane aphid-resistant sorghum hybrids
sugarcane aphids

(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter has released a guide listing grain sorghum hybrids that offer resistance to the sugarcane aphid, a pest that has caused significant damage to Louisiana’s sorghum crop in recent years.

International rice trade featured at producer meeting
Zaunbrecher presentation

(02/04/16) JENNINGS, La. – The possibility of exporting rice to China could become reality this year, and work continues to open trade with Cuba, the USA Rice president reported to rice growers at their annual meeting Wednesday (Feb. 3).

February is rose care and preparation time
Belinda's Dream rose
(02/04/16) HAMMOND, La. – Roses continue to be one of our most popular ornamental plants, and home gardeners should learn about and be aware of recommended management practices for them, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
AgCenter workshop helps teachers ‘greaux’ gardens
Johanna Reese
(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of Ascension Parish teachers spent a day away from their students to become students themselves. The teachers were learning how to develop school gardens as part of the LSU AgCenter’s Greauxing Gardens program at the AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
AgCenter offers class on new home energy code Feb. 17
Claudette Reichel
(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE La. – The LSU AgCenter will offer a seminar on Feb. 17 in Metairie to help educate home contractors, designers, inspectors and owners about new energy efficiency requirements.
Certified nursery, landscape training scheduled for Feb. 23-24 in Hammond
Dan Gill
(02/03/16) HAMMOND, La. – The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association in cooperation with the LSU AgCenter has scheduled a certified nursery and landscape professional manual review and exam for February 23-24, 2016, at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station.
Fontenot named Outstanding Young Extension Horticulturist
Kiki Fontenot
(02/03/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU AgCenter vegetable specialist Kathryn Fontenot has been named the recipient of the 2016 John E. Hutchinson Extension Award for Young Professionals from the Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
LSU AgCenter to offer food safety training in April
Achyut Adhikari
(02/03/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter will hold a three-day workshop on April 20-22 to educate food processors about safety regulations and best practices for preventing contamination.
2015 was challenge for La. horticulture industry
pot yard
(02/02/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – 2015 was a challenge for many members of Louisiana’s diverse horticulture industry, which includes vegetable crops, fruit crops, pecans, sweet potatoes, sod farming, nursery crops, landscape contracting and retail garden centers, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
Consider planting bare-root roses
(Audio 01/25/16) Roses are one of the few plants that are still sold bare root. If you want to buy bare-root roses, it's crucial that you plant them in January or February. Listen for more information on bare-root roses. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Add some camellias to your landscape
(Audio 01/25/16) If you look around Louisiana, you will see plenty of beautiful camellias in bloom this month. Now is a great time to add some camellias to your landscape for vibrant flowers. Listen for more information on planting camellias this season. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Prune roses in January and February
(Audio 01/25/16) Around this time you should be thinking about cutting back your roses. Be sure to pay attention to the specific needs of the different kinds of roses in your landscape while pruning. Listen for more information on pruning roses during the cool season. (Runtime: 60 seconds)