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wood decay
Causes and Control of Wood Decay, Degradation and Stain
Wood is a renewable natural resource that, if properly treated, maintained and placed in service, will last indefinitely. It is critial for us to use our wood resources efficiently. Wood decay and most insect problems can be prevented for years by properly using and protecting wood. This publication is intended to increase your knowledge of the causes and control of wood decay, degradation and stain.
Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana
Learning to identify trees can be fun. It is easy to identify the common trees of Louisiana with this guide – particularly because pictures instead of long, written descriptions are used to identify the leaves. Common trees include the native ones as well as trees introduced from other parts of the United States or from foreign countries. (PDF Format Only)
Wood: Its Nature and Properties for Woodworking
Wood: Its Nature and Properties for Woodworking
For most cabinet makers and furniture makers, wood is the raw material of choice. Wood has thousands of uses. Although wood may appear to be a relatively simple substance, closer examination shows that wood is one of the most complicated and unusual natural materials. This publication includes helpful information for understanding wood and its complicated materials. (PDF format only)
biodiesel
Biodiesel Production Series
Innovative and practical information on biodiesel for the homeowner, farmer and small-business owner. (PDF format only)
Aquaculture BMP
Aquaculture Environmental Best Management Practices
BMPs for aquaculture enterprises are a specific set of practices used by growers to reduce the amount of soil, nutrients, pesticides and microbial contaminants entering surface water and groundwater while maintaining or improving productivity. This BMP manual is a guide for the selection, implementation and management of practices that will help growers conserve soil and protect water and air resources. (PDF format only)
crawfish manual
Crawfish Production Manual
Commercial sales of crawfish in Louisiana date back to the late 1800s, and today's crawfish industry includes millions of pounds harvested from farms and natural habitats in the state. This publication covers a wide range of topics on crawfish production, including crawfish biology, pond design, forage management, stocking, water quality, harvesting, marketing and much more. (PDF Format Only)
poultry bmp
Poultry Production Best Management Practices
BMPs for poultry farms are a specific set of practices used by farmers to reduce the amount of soil, nutrients, pesticides and microbial contaminants entering surface water and groundwater while maintaining or improving the productivity of agricultural land. This BMP manual is a guide for the selection, implementation and management of those practices that will help poultry farmers conserve soil and protect water and air resources. (PDF format only)
 Enjoying Ornamental Ponds in Louisiana
Enjoying Ornamental Ponds in Louisiana
This publication outlines some of the options for design, operation and maintenance of ornamental ponds and discusses basic environmental requirements of fish and plants commonly grown in these ponds. 20 pages. Full color. (PDF Format Only)
Greenhouse Tilapia Production in Louisiana
Greenhouse Tilapia Production in Louisiana
Information on recirculating production systems, fingerling sources, stocking and harvest management, regulatory considerations, economics and markets are included in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Glues and Gluing Wood
Glues and Gluing Wood
Gluing can be a simple operation, but many complex factors affect the gluing process and, when not properly done, can make the gluing operation a nightmare. This publication explains how, with proper planning, care and correct choices, the gluing operation can be done with great success. (PDF Format Only)
market wood
Why and How to Market Wood Products
This publication is designed to educate small to medium-sized primary and secondary forest products industry personnel about why and how to market wood products. Hobbyists and producers of wooden arts and crafts also will benefit by learning the necessary marketing skills to increase revenue and make their part-time business or hobby less expensive. (PDF format only)
Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood
Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood (Spanish Version)
This publication provides information on some of problems and basic principles involved in seasoning lumber, wood disks and other small pieces of wood. It is intended to help individuals who would like to season small quantities of wood inexpensively and without sacrificing quality. (PDF Format Only)
bending wood
Stabilizing and Bending of Wood for the Hobbyist
Lumber scraps and cross-sections of angle cuts sawed from small logs or large limbs can be made into attractive items, but only if the wood is first treated with polymers and then properly seasoned, or if the wood is initially seasoned following special techniques. This publication describes some techniques of stabilizing and bending wood for hobbyists. (PDF format only)
gluing wood
Glues and Gluing Wood
At most every stage of woodwork construction, there is a need for quality gluing. Gluing allows you to use many pieces and parts of boards that would otherwise be scrap. All in all, proper gluing is a must. (PDF format only)
woods of la
Woods of Louisiana
It is imperative to understand the properties of a particular wood species before selecting it for any application. The woods of Louisiana vary considerably in density and hardness, so the workability of species in terms of machining, nailing, gluing and carving will also vary. This publication is designed as a reference to assist in learning about the properties of our native Louisiana woods. Use it to make a more informed choice for your woodworking project, no matter how big or small.
Prevent Defects in Green Wood
Seasoning to Prevent Defects in Green Wood
This publication provides information on some of the problems and basic principles involved in seasoning lumber, wood disks and other small pieces of wood. It is intended to help individuals who would like to season small quantities of wood inexpensively and without sacrificing quality. Small mill owners may also find this information useful in the manufacture of dried wood products.
hunting doves
Managing Agricultural Areas for Migratory Bird Hunting
Hunting doves in agricultural areas is considered by many to be one of the most enjoyable forms of hunting, but hunters must be familiar with the regulations, especially those about baiting. These regulations, along with other important information for managing agricultural areas for bird hunting, are included in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Crops for Wildlife Plantings
Crops for Wildlife Plantings
The purpose of this publication is to document what is deemed as accepted and approved planting, management and harvest procedures for a variety of species planted in Louisiana for wildlife management purposes by LSU AgCenter personnel. In all cases, the greatest possible window of opportunity has been provided as to planting dates, planting practices and other management activities as they relate to overall management. (PDF Format Only)
sweet potato bmp
Environmental Best Management Practices for Sweet Potato Cultivation
Sweet potatoes are an important commodity in Louisiana. These best management practices, also known as BMPs, provide sweet potato growers guidelines on what practices they can implement to reduce the effect agricultural practices may have on the environment. (PDF Format Only)
sugarcane bmp
Sugarcane Best Management Practices
Sugarcane is the highest-valued row crop grown in Louisiana. For sugarcane production to continue to thrive in Louisiana, responsible management of soil and water resources should be a priority. This guide lists the Best Management Practices (BMPs) to use in Louisiana sugarcane production. (PDF Format Only)
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