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root rot turfgrasses
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Take-all Root Rot of Warm-season Turfgrasses
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)
brown patch
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Large Patch of Warm-season Turfgrasses
Large patch (formerly called brown patch) is the most common disease of warm-season turfgrasses in Louisiana. This article describes the disease and how to manage it. (PDF Format Only)
bacterial leaf scorch
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Landscape Trees
Bacterial leaf scorch is a common disease that affects a variety of trees used in the landscape. This fact sheet describes the disease and how to identify it. (PDF Format Only)
home vegetable gardnes
Disease Management in Home Vegetable Gardens
This publication is intended to introduce home vegetable gardeners to the various methods used to manage the many diseases that affect these crops. (PDF Format Only)
common weeds
Common Weeds of Louisiana Lawns and Landscapes
Use this poster to help you identify common weeds infesting your lawn and landscape. (PDF Format Only)
boxwood blight
Louisiana Plant Pathology Series: Boxwood Blight
The disease was first detected in Connecticut and North Carolina in 2011. Since then, it has been identified in 10 other U.S. states including Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. More recently, the disease also has been confirmed in landscapes in Alabama and Georgia. (PDF Format Only)
stink bugs on pecans
Bug Biz: Stink Bugs and Leaffooted Bugs on Pecans
Stink bugs and leaffooted bugs are found throughout the pecan-producing regions of the United States. They can be found throughout Louisiana. Description, life cycle, damage and control measures are included. (PDF Format Only)
bacterial leaf scorch
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Bacterial Leaf Scorch of Landscape Trees
Bacterial leaf scorch is a common disease that affects a variety of trees used in the landscape. This fact sheet describes the disease and how to identify it. (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)
Pest Ant Pub Cover
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."
food safety in school gardens
Food Safety in Louisiana School Gardens
Food safety policies and concern for children’s health make it understandable that certain precautions need to be taken when harvesting produce from the school garden. The Food Safety Guide for Louisiana School Gardens presents good agricultural and handling practices that are easy to implement in a school garden setting. Although they are not regulations, these are general guidelines and recommendations we feel all schools should follow. (PDF Format Only)
Fire Ants
Bug Biz: Fire Ants
The red imported fire ant, a Louisiana resident since the early 1950s, can be a painful pest or a beneficial friend. Depending on your situation, you may want to manage these ants or simply let them go about their helpful way. Eradication vs. management of the fire ant is discussed in this fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
pecan spittlebugs
Pecan Spittlebug
Pecan spittlebugs are found throughout the pecan-producing regions of Louisiana and can be a serious pest. The severity of infestations varies from year to year and from orchard to orchard. Life cycle, type of injury and control information are included. (PDF Format Only)
Argentine Ants
Bug Biz: Managing Argentine Ants in Louisiana
The Argentine ant, an exotic species brought to New Orleans from South America in the late 1800s, is found throughout the state after being transported in nursery stock and by cars, boats and RVs. Their huge colonies, with millions of workers and hundreds of queens, extend for miles. Identifying characteristics, areawide management and cultural controls incuded. (PDF Format Only)
school garden
Steps to Growing a Successful School Garden
Growing a school garden can be an exciting, but challenging, initiative. School gardens have many benefits. The first and most obvious is that the students learn about agriculture. They learn where their food comes from. Teamwork, social skills, healthy food alternatives, literature, math, science, art and physical education can all be taught in the garden area. (PDF Format Only)
citrus greening
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Citrus Greening
In the United States, citrus greening was positively identified first in south Florida in 2005. It appeared for the first time in Louisiana during 2008 in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans. Since that time, however, no new Louisiana cases were reported until recently. During March 2014, the disease was again confirmed from several citrus varieties at multiple properties in the Gentilly area of New Orleans. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Sweet Basil Downy Mildew
Downy mildew of sweet basil is a destructive disease that was first detected in the United States in 2007. Since that first discovery in south Florida, it has rapidly spread to other parts of the United States and was detected in a Louisiana home garden in spring 2010. (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)
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)
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)
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