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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)
basil
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
Blackberries
Growing Blackberries for Pleasure and Profit
Blackberries and dewberries are native to Louisiana, and many commercial varieties are well adapted to growing conditions of the state. They can be profitable commercial fruit crops. Blackberries also can be grown in the home garden with few or no pesticides. Types, recommended varieties, site location, soil preparation, fertilization, pruning, and weed, disease and insect control included. (PDF Format Only)
organic gardening
Organic Vegetable Gardening
Organic gardening is popular in the United States, and interest is increasing in Louisiana. Organic gardening encourages particular garden practices that use natural biological cycles, enhance diversity and are ecologically sound. (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)
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)
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)
southern bacterial wilt
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Southern Bacterial Wilt
Southern bacterial wilt (or bacterial wilt) is a destructive disease of tomato and other solanaceous crops as well as a wide range of ornamentals. Proper identification is the key to successful disease management. This fact sheet is intended to aid in the identification and management of this disease. (PDF format only)
fire blight
Louisiana Plant Pathology: Fire Blight
Fire blight is a common and serious disease of certain members of the pome fruit subgroup of the rose family. This article discusses how the disease develops and steps to manage it. (PDF Format only)
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