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Fusarium Wilt of Canary Island Date Palm
In Louisiana, Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis Hort. Ex Chabaud) is a signature palm planted in New Orleans and nearby cities. In 2009, a lethal disease called Fusarium wilt was detected on Canary Island date palms in Louisiana. The disease, which is caused by a soil-borne fungus called Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. canariensis, previously had been known to occur in California, Florida and Nevada.
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Rose Rosette Disease
Rose rosette disease is caused by a virus known as Rose rosette virus. It is a devastating disease of roses – particularly since all cultivars are susceptible, including Knock Out roses and wild multiflora roses (Rosa multiflora).
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Home Garden Series
A practical guide to help you have a successful home vegetable garden.
Troubleshooting Your Compost Pile
Troubleshooting Your Compost Pile
Troubleshooting: Symptoms, possible causes and prescriptions for your composting problems. (PDF Format Only)
You Can Protect Our Water
You Can Protect Our Waters
Why be concerned? Too often, we think of ourselves as external to our environment. We ignore the many relationships among people, other living creatures and our surroundings. We ignore these relationships at our own risk. Solutions to environmental problems are far more effective when all life forms are considered part of the ecosystem.
Ironing Your Turfgrass
Although the earth’s crust is about 5% iron (Fe), we still see iron deficiency in plants. This may be because of a problem with the plant roots, soil and/or environment. This publication includes tips on how to care for your turfgrass. (PDF Format Only)
crape myrtles
Crape Myrtles for Louisiana Landscapes
This publication includes information on the planting, fertilization, pruning, failure to flower, insects and diseases, and varieties of crape myrtles. (PDF Format Only)
Static Pile Backyard Composting
Static Pile Backyard Composting
Follow these 12 easy steps to make and maintain your compost pile. (PDF Format Only)
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)
Landscape Bed Preparation for Ornamental Plants
Landscape Bed Preparation for Ornamental Plants
Several factors need to be carefully considered when you’re developing landscape beds for ornamental plants. Learn about soil texture, what to do for poorly drained soils and soil amendments. (PDF Format Only)
Nonchemical Weed Control
Nonchemical Weed Control for Home Landscapes
Louisianians take pride in the appearance of their lawns and landscapes. Weeds, however, can detract from that appearance and frustrate homeowners. Information on adaptation, light, soils and mulch can be found in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
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The Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification, Biology and Control
Ants range from mildly irritating to highly annoying. Knowing the species, its biology and potential control methods can help you manage them. This is a useful reference for pest management professionals, extension personnel and homeowners. A key to ants, color photographs, diagrams and a glossary are included. Spiral-bound copies are available for $12.50 each. To purchase using a major credit card, click on "order publication."
Native Tree Growing guide
Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana
This guide will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about tree planting in the area. It suggests native and well-adapted trees for our region and describes how to grow them successfully. The tree illustration fold-out can also be used as a poster (22" x 34").
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Bedding Plants for Louisiana Landscapes
In addition to flowers, bedding plants may be grown for their colorful foliage or interesting forms or textures. With proper selection, they can be used to provide color throughout the year. Use this publication to help you with bedding plant selection and proper care. (PDF Format Only)
Homeowners' Guide for Fertilizing Pecan Trees
Homeowners' Guide for Fertilizing Pecan Trees in Louisiana
The most important cultural practice the homeowner with pecan trees needs to consider is proper fertilization. This publication includes information and guidelines for fertilizing pecan trees. (PDF Format Only)
Selection and Care of Pecan Varieties for Louisiana Yards
Selection and Care of Pecan Varieties for Louisiana Yards
The pecan tree is prevalent in Louisiana as a shade tree in the landscape and also as a source of nuts for home use. The recommended varieties for home planting are listed and described in this publication.(PDF Format Only)
Tomato Leaf Mold
Leaf mold, caused by the fungus Passalora fulva, can cause severe defoliation and yield losses to tomatoes produced in the field in the southern United States.
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Louisiana Plant Pathology: Take-all Root Rot
Take-all root rot is a serious problem on all warm-season turgrasses in Louisiana. This publication describes the disease and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
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Benefits and Limitations to Available Technologies for Irrigation Scheduling in Agronomic Crops
To enhance productivity and minimize waste, it is important to understand the benefits of irrigation scheduling for proper selection and utilization (pdf format only).
Bug Biz
Bug Biz: Blackberry (Raspberry) Crown Borer
Blackberries are a favorite springtime fruit in Louisiana. The blackberry (raspberry) crown borer is a serious pest of blackberry plantings and causes loss of plant vigor, loss of yield and plant destruction. Damage, life cycle, monitoring and control recommendations included. (PDF Format Only)
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