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Sweet Olive Leaf Scorch
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Sweet Olive Leaf Scorch
Sweet olive is susceptible to a bacterial disease called leaf scorch. Different strains of this bacterium are known to cause several economically important diseases, including Pierce’s disease of grapevine, plum leaf scald and leaf scorch of almond, coffee, pear, pecan, oak, oleander and several other landscape trees. (PDF Format Only)
Bitter Rot of Apples
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Bitter Rot of Apples
There are several fungal and bacterial pathogens that can cause diseases on both trees and fruits. Three fungal diseases – black rot, white rot and bitter rot – commonly are known to occur on fruit. Of these three diseases, bitter rot is the most destructive. (PDF Format Only)
camellia flower blight
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Camellia Flower Blight
Camellia flower blight is the most common disease of camellias in Louisiana. This publication describes the disease and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana
Learning to identify trees can be fun. It is easy to identify the common trees of Louisiana with this guide – particularly because pictures instead of long, written descriptions are used to identify the leaves. Common trees include the native ones as well as trees introduced from other parts of the United States or from foreign countries. (PDF Format Only)
Enjoy Louisiana Blueberries
Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables studied. They also are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Information on pick-your-own operations, selection, storage, preparation, freezing, canning and using Louisiana blueberries can be found in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
sod production
Sod Production in Louisiana
Interest in commercial sod production has risen because of increased demand for an instant turf by many building contractors and their customers. This publication discusses basic cultural practices and equipment required to produce quality sod. (PDF format only)
converting fertilizer rates
Converting Fertilizer Rates from Tons to Teaspoons
The tables here are guides for determining the amounts of various fertilizers to use for different volumes of soil: single potted plants, single rows and small areas. The ratios given here are not intended as recommendations but as conversion guides for fertilizer recommendations. Consult your county agent.
honey plants
Louisiana Honey Plants
This publication contains a variety of information about 53 Louisiana plants that can serve as nectar sources for honeybees. Illustrated by color photos of each plant, the 32-page guide includes descriptions of the plants and the honey produced from each source. It also includes a handy chart showing the blooming season for each plant. Cost: $10 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
Louisiana Lawns Fact Sheet: The Centipede Decline Problem
Centipede grass is a popular lawn grass in Louisiana. Although centipede is a low-maintenance grass, proper management is still important. This publcation covers factors that contribute to centipede decline: improper plant nutrition, cultural practices, and soil and water conditions. (PDF Format Only)
hire an arborist
Hire an Arborist for Residential Tree Care
Trees on home grounds or in parks are assets to everyone. Trees also are long-term investments for property owners. Like any investment, trees require effort to maintain their value. That means tree owners must make careful decisions about care and maintenance, which may require the occasional advice and service of a professional – an arborist. (PDF format only)
Irrigation Scheduing Made Easy: Using the "Look and Feel" Method
This publication provides an easy and simple-to-understand method to determine when and how much irrigation water is needed. (PDF Format Only)
Basic Principles of Composting
Basic Principles of Composting
This publication explains the basic principles of composting, including information on nutrients, oxygen, temperature, odors and recipe calculations. (PDF Format Only)
home blueberry production
Home Blueberry Production in Louisiana
Blueberries fit into any general home landscape design and can serve as hedges, borders or backgrounds. The blueberry’s native adaptation to both the soil and the climate of the Southeast makes it a productive fruit for Louisiana. Use these guidelines to sucessfully add blueberries to your home landscape. (PDF Format Only)
backyard composting
Backyard Composting
Which composting system is right for you? Find the answers and more in these helpful guides to composting.
Oleander Leaf Scorch
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Oleander Leaf Scorch
Oleander leaf scorch is a deadly bacterial disease of oleander that was first reported in California in the early 1990s. Since then, the disease has been found across the southern United States and was recently reported in Louisiana. (PDF Format Only)
diseases of watermelon
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Foliar Diseases of Watermelon
Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in distinguishing among three common foliar diseases of watermelon. (PDF Format Only)
Early blight on tomatoes
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Early Blight of Tomatoes
Early blight is one of the most common diseases of tomatoes in Louisiana. This fact sheet describes the disease and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
home garden series
Home Garden Series
A practical guide to help you have a successful home vegetable garden.
spider mites
Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)
butterfly gardening
Butterfly Gardening for Louisianians
Many Louisiana gardeners are expressing their desire to attract butterflies to their yards. Learn how to create a butterfly-friendly environment with a few simple requirements: food, water, shelter and a place to reproduce. (PDF Format Only)
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