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Mole Crickets
Bug Biz: Mole Crickets
Mole crickets cause millions of dollars in turf and grass damage each year. Their burrowing in the soil breaks up the soil and causes roots to dry out. Identification, life cycle and control included. (PDF format only)
Bug Biz: Removing Bees From Walls
Bug Biz: Removing Bees From Walls
The process of removing honeybees from walls in a house is complex. This publication explains how to safely and properly remove the bees from your walls. (PDF format only)
blueberries
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)
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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)
sweet potatoes
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Sclerotial Blight and Circular Spot of Sweet Potato
Sclerotium rolfsii is a soilborne fungus that causes southern blight on a wide variety of plants. Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of Sclerotial Blight and Circular Spot. (PDF Format Only)
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Compact Tractor Selection, Use and Safety
Tractors from major manufacturers tend to be well-designed, reliable and a pleasure to use. You can choose from a wide range of sizes, prices and features as well as a wide range of implements and accessories. This publication helps you select a tractor to meet your needs. (PDF Format Only)
Compact Tractor Implements
Implements for Compact Tractors: Selection, Use, Maintenance and Safety
Compact utility tractors are popular with farmers, landscape contractors and rural landowners. In fact, compact tractors are by far the best-selling tractor category. These small tractors are virtually useless by themselves, but they are versatile when equipped with the proper implements and attachments. This publication discusses the selection of suitable implements for use with compact tractors. (PDF Format Only)
Selecting and Using a Lawn and Garden Tractor
Selecting and Using Lawn and Garden Tractors
You have many choices in lawn and garden tractors. Size, quality and cost vary widely, which means selecting the correct tractor for your use can be bewildering. This information can help you select the right tractor and use it efficiently and safely. (PDF Format Only)
lawnmowers
Lawnmowers: Selection, Use, Maintenance and Safety
The objective of this publication is to provide information that will help you select the best lawnmower for your needs, as well as to use it correctly and safely and maintain it properly. This publication is limited to information on consumer-oriented, walk-behind lawnmowers. Riding lawnmowers, lawn/garden tractors and compact utility tractors with mower decks are covered in other publications. (PDF Format Only)
Zero Turning Radius Mowers: Selection, Use, Maintenance & Safety
This publication is intended to help you select the correct zero turning radius mower for your purpose, then use it and maintain it correctly and safely. (PDF Format Only)
rose diseases
Rose Diseases
Louisiana's warm, humid weather encourages the development of several serious diseases that can damage rose bushes. This publication describes the major rose diseases found in Louisiana and offers disease management tips. (PDF Format Only)
tomato yellow leaf curl
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl
Tomato yellow leaf curl is a relatively new whitefly-transmitted virus disease of tomatoes in the United States. It was first observed in South Florida in 1997 and has since spread throughout much of the Southeast, including Louisiana where it was first observed in 2000. Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of this disease of tomatoes. (PDF Format Only)
tomato spotted wilt
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Tomato Spotted Wilt
Proper identification is the key to sucessful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of this disease. (PDF format only)
liriope
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Leaf and Crown Rot of Liriope
Leaf and crown rot is a common problem on liriope (or lily turf) in both nursery and landscape settings. All species and cultivars of liriope are reported to be susceptible to this disease. Proper identification is the key to sucessful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of this disease. (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)
butterfly gardens
A Guide to Growing a School Butterfly Garden
The benefits of school gardens are numerous and are not restricted to a particular age group. Gardens can accomodate student's visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. (PDF format only)
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A Guide to Growing a School Herb Garden
A simple guide on how to grow and use herbs in a school garden setting. One of the main reasons schools institute gardens is to encourage students to become healthier by engaging in physical activity and eating more nutritious foods.
trees
Trees for Louisiana Landscapes
This publication includes information on conserving existing trees, planting and transplanting, pruning, tree fertilization, street and parking area plantings, tree evaluation, tree lists and a quick tree selection guide. (PDF Format Only)
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Vegetable Gardening Tips
This series provides a variety of information for home vegetable gardeners. Topics include beans, cabbage, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, peppers, onions, shallots, garlic and many more of the favorites of home gardeners.
Growing Vegetable Pears
This publication has information on the varieties, pollination, soil preparation, planting and cultivation of vegetable pears. (PDF Format Only)
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