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Honeybee Removal and Swarm Collection
Beekeepers who will remove honeybees from walls, structures and trees or collect swarms. Some will remove other bees and wasps. Some travel across the state; others restrict their service area.
LA Wildlife Federation Conservation Educator Award
The Louisiana Master Farmer Program
2015 Master Farmer University Scheduled January 12, 2015, in West Monroe
Wildlife News
Louisiana Wildlife News
Louisiana Wildlife News is a bimonthly publication intended to serve as an outlet for wildlife issues relevant to Louisiana and the Southeast. In addition to current news events, profiles on specific plant, wildlife and nuisance wildlife species are included in each issue.
Craig Adam
Louisiana ‘Master Farmers’ Lead the Nation
Louisiana has stepped out ahead of all other states in the nation in helping farmers learn to voluntarily comply with stricter environmental regulations governing water quality. This has happened because of the LSU AgCenter’s Master Farmer Program.
Graphic about National Bioenergy Day.
Bioenergy: A Focus on Louisiana
Information about the LSU AgCenter's Oct. 21 conference held in conjunction with National Bioenergy Day.
Efforts Under Way To Prevent Spread Of Formosan Subterranean Termites In Mulch From Louisiana Following Hurricanes Katrina And Rita
Efforts are under way to prevent the spread of Formosan subterranean termites in mulch from New Orleans and Louisiana following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It is true that there is a lot of cellulose debris (wood, paper and their products) in Louisiana following these two hurricanes.
LSU AgCenter announces bioenergy conference
The LSU AgCenter is holding a conference, titled “Bioenergy: A Focus on Louisiana,” in conjunction with National Bioenergy Day on Oct. 21.
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug
The pink hibiscus mealybug is an invasive species that will infest agricultural crops, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals. Populations can be hard to detect initially but can build up quickly and spread by wind, birds, animals and humans.
Links to additional Web sites that provide information on mosquitoes and West Nile Virus.
Spring Flowers
Honey Plants
PowerPoint on spring honey and pollen sources. Among those included: White Dutch Clover, Vetch, Verbenia, Wisteria, Mint, Willow, American Buckwheat Vine, Tallow, Magnolia, Orange Citrus, Passion Vine, Black or Honey Locust, Crimson Clover, Sweet Clover.
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."
Beef Cattle Production Best Management Practices
Beef Cattle Production Best Management Practices
The best management practices that apply most directly to the beef industry are in this publication. A brief description, purpose and conditions to which the practice applies are given for each of the BMPs listed. (PDF Format Only)
Formosan Subterranean Temite Damage and Detection
Formosan Subterranean Termite Damage and Detection
Most people are aware of the damage fire and severe weather can do to their homes, but many overlook the threat of termites. Photos of termite damage and signs of termite infestation are included in this publication, which covers Formosan subterranean termites and other subterranean termites.
Ant Issues Vol. 2
Argentine ants have been reported in a few isolated areas in Louisiana. These ants are different from fire ants in appearance, nesting habits and behavior. These differences make control efforts different as well.
Poster image
Basic Nest Biology and Structure of Argentine Ants
Linepithema humile (Mayr), the Argentine ant, is an important invasive species that has great impact on agriculture, urban and natural environments worldwide. This poster discusses the basic nest biology and structure of the Argentine Ants.
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)
Jefferson Davis Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish Master Farmer Participants
Formosan subterranean termite soldier
Formosan Subterranean Termite Soldiers
Additional information about the habits and identification of Formosan subterranean termite soldiers.
Bee Ready Vol. 75 - August 2006
It has been an on again-off again honeybee season, and the weather has not really cooperated for the bees -- first, too dry and too hot; now too wet in some areas for the bees to work efficiently.
Upcoming Trainings/Field Days
Dates, times and locations of Master Farmer training opportunities in north and central Louisiana.
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