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tomato pith necrosis
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Tomato Pith Necrosis
Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This article is intended to aid in the identification and management of tomato pith necrosis. (PDF Format Only)
home orchard
The Louisiana Home Orchard
Growing your own fruit can be profitable and satisfying, and many fruit trees can add beauty to your landscape. But you can't expect to grow quality fruit without caring for the plants. This publication explains how your success will depend largely on variety selection, soil management, pruning, fertilization, pest control and other cultural practices. (PDF Format Only)
Selling Your Greenhouse Tomatoes
Selling Your Greenhouse Tomatoes
Greenhouse tomatoes are about a $2.2 million business in Louisiana, assuming growers can sell what they produce for a profit. Learn the secrets of turning a profit from your tomatoes. (PDF Format Only)
Fire Ant Control
Broadcast Baits for Fire Ant Control
A Southern IPM Center publication. When choosing a broadcast bait to control imported fire ants, consumers and professional pesticide applicators face a confusing array of brand names and active ingredients with varying product performances. This guide addresses common concerns about broadcast baits to help consumers and professionals choose products that best fit their needs and situations. (PDF Format Only)
Turfgrass for Louisiana
Louisiana Lawns Fact Sheet: Turfgrass for Louisiana Lawns
A lawn can be as functional as it is beautiful if planned properly. Recommended varieties, degree of shade, planting and establishment and other site considerations are included. (PDF Format Only)
Mushrooms and Fairy Rings in Lawns
Fairy Rings and Mushrooms in Lawns
We often see lawns with mushrooms or doughnut rings of dying or dark green grass. These are referred to as "fairy rings." This publication includes information on how to control fairy rings in your lawn. (PDF Format Only)
ball moss
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Ball Moss
During the past couple of years, ball moss has increasingly been colonizing trees and shrubs, including oaks, pines, magnolias, crape myrtles, Bradford pears and others, on the Louisiana State University campus and surrounding areas in Baton Rouge. In addition to trees and shrubs, ball moss can attach itself to fences, electric poles and other physical structures with the help of pseudo-roots. (PDF Format Only)
leaf galls
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Leaf Galls of Azaleas and Camellias
Leaf galls on azaleas and camellias are relatively common in Louisiana, especially in years with extended periods of cool, wet weather during the spring. This publication describes how to identify and manage these disease. (PDF Fomat Only)
gray leaf spot
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Gray Leaf Spot of Turfgrasses
Gray leaf spot occurs on a wide range of turfgrasses throughout the United States. In Louisiana, it is most commonly seen on St. Augustine grass but occasionally can be a problem for Bermuda grass or centipede grass as well. This publication describes how to identify and manage this disease. (PDF Format Only)
impatiens downy mildew
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Impatiens Downy Mildew
Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identifcation and managemnt of this disease. (PDF format only)
citrus scab
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Citrus Scab and Sweet Orange Scab
Two scab diseases routinely affect citrus in Louisiana. Citrus scab (also called common citrus scab or sour orange scab) has been present in the state for many years. In contrast, sweet orange scab was identified in Louisiana and Texas for the first time during the summer of 2010. This publication describes how to identify and manage these diseases. (PDF Format Only)
botrytis fruit rot
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Botrytis Fruit Rot (Gray Mold) of Strawberries
Botrytis fruit rot (or gray mold) is a common and damaging disease of strawberries in Louisiana -- particularly during periods of cool to moderate temperatures, high humidity and prolonged periods of free water on the plants. This publication describes the disease and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
st. augustinegrass
Louisiana Plant Pathology: St. Augustine Decline
St. Augustine disease is a virus disease that affects St. Augustine grass across the Gulf States. This fact sheet describes the disease and how to mange it. Color photos are included. (PDF Format Only)
fig rust
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Fig Rust
Fig rust is the most common disease of figs in Louisiana and usually develops late in the summer. Symptoms, cultural practices and options for management included. (PDF Format Only)
Insect Management in Home Vegetable Gardens
Insect Management in Home Vegetable Gardens
Louisiana is blessed with long growing seasons that make year-round gardening possible. To be successful, however, you must have an insect management program. Learn how to tell if the insect is beneficial to your garden or if it is a pest, and determine what to use if controls are necessary. (PDF format only)
Insect Management in Home Vegetable Gardens
Insect Management in Home Vegetable Gardens
Louisiana is blessed with long growing seasons that make year-round gardening possible. To be successful, however, you must have an insect management program. Learn how to tell if the insect is beneficial to your garden or if it is a pest, and determine what to use if controls are necessary. (PDF format only)
Louisiana Iris
Louisiana Iris
The Louisiana iris continues to be a popular plant for landscapes in the Southeast. This publication provides information on culture, watering, fertilization and several other topics. (PDF Format Only)
turf maintenance
Turf Maintenance for Athletic Fields
A properly constructed and maintained playing surface is an important component of the overall athletic facility. This publication includes information on the construction and maintence of athletic field turfgrass. (PDF format only)
Phytophthora Blight of Peppers
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Phytophthora Blight of Peppers
Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of phytophthora blight on peppers. (PDF Format Only)
southern blight
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Southern Blight
Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of the disease known as southern blight. (PDF Format Only)
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