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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.
Camellia stroll set for Feb. 21 in Hammond
(02/01/16) AMITE, La. – The 2016 Camellia Garden Stroll at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will be held on Feb. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.
New gardening trends featured at gardening seminar
Allen Owings
(01/29/16) WEST MONROE, La. – Participants interested in gardening travelled from at least three states to attend the Sixth Annual Spring Ag Expo Gardening Seminar in West Monroe.
LSU AgCenter, College of Agriculture plan collaboration with Chinese university
South China faculty visitors
(01/29/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture are working with a Chinese university to set up a collaborative undergraduate degree program in agricultural economics and to expand exchange programs.