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Louisiana Master Farmer Program
The Louisiana Master Farmer Program
The Louisiana Master Farmer Program helps agricultural producers voluntarily address the environmental concerns related to production agriculture, as well as enhance their production and resource management skills that will be critical for the continued viability of Louisiana agriculture.
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.
Biting Mosquito
Mosquito Landing Rate Counts
As a part of a state-supported aerial mosquito spraying program coordinated by the Louisiana Department of Heath and Hospitals, mosquito landing rate counts are required before and after aerial spraying is conducted.
Students dig up sea oats
Improved Dune Plants Goal Of AgCenter Research
Hundreds of sea oat plants bent in the breeze on a sandy beach as LSU AgCenter researchers walked among them, looking for plants with potential to help stem erosion on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast.
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.
Mean Alate Catches: New Orleans Bar graph
Mean Alate Catches: New Orleans
The yearly flights of the Formosan termite have fluctated in numbers caught in light traps among the years.
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)
Backswimmer
Pool pests
Insect problems in swimming pools and solutions for getting rid of them.
Checking For Termites
Formosan Termites Found Near Alexandria
(Distributed 04/29/04) LSU AgCenter entomologists confirmed that termites found the week of April 18 at a home in Pineville were Formosan subterranean termites. This is the first sighting of the pests in the Alexandria area. These termites pose a greater threat than the native species because they form larger colonies, are more aggressive and form carton nests above ground.
Upcoming Trainings/Field Days
Dates, times and locations of Master Farmer training opportunities in north and central Louisiana.
St. Landry Parish
St. Landry Parish Master Farmer Participants
West Feliciana Parish
Master Farmer Program Participant List West Feliciana Parish.
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Management of Recreational and Farm Ponds in Louisiana
A farm pond or recreational pond can serve many purposes: a source of food, an aesthetic enhancement to property, a sportfishing opportunity, a swimming area, wildlife habitat, or a reservoir for livestock, irrigation and fire fighting needs. The intended purpose or purposes should be well thought out before construction and stocking. This publication reviews planning considerations and management recommendations relating to a number of potential uses for small ponds in Louisiana.
Cane Burn
Prescribed Burns Help the Sugarcane Industry and Reduce Smoke and Ash Problems
The ability of farmers to burn sugarcane is a significant economic factor for the state’s sugarcane industry. Burning of sugarcane before harvest eliminates from 30 percent to 50 percent of the leafy trash (residue), which constitutes from 20 percent to 25 percent of the total weight of the plant.
Tensas Parish
Tensas Parish Master Farmer Participants
Chagas Disease in Louisiana
Chagas disease is a zoonotic disease, which means that it is a disease of animals that is transmitted to humans under some conditions. The causative agent of Chagas disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, is a protozoan parasite that infects an estimated 24 million people in Central and South America. During 2006, the first indigenous case in Louisiana was reported.
Lobate Lac scale
Regional Pest Alert Scales
The lobate lac scale, native to India and Sri Lanka, was first reported on hibiscus in Broward County, Florida, in 1999 and was found on several other hosts in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in 2000. The scale was found in six additional southern Florida counties by 2004, and it has rapidly become a major pest. This publication was produced and distributed by USDA–CSREES Integrated Pest Management Centers in cooperation with the National Plant Diagnostic Network, APHIS, and ARS.
Bee Ready Vol. 74 - November 2005
Bee Ready Vol. 74 - November 2005
It’s been an exhausting year with all that has happened. We have the African honeybee in three parishes; we had hot, dry weather that reduced the honey crop; the price of honey went down; and we had not one but two hurricanes that tried to blow us all away or drown us.
Poster
Chemical Control of Argentine Ants
This poster discusses background of Argentine Ants, baits that are cheap and effective for indoor use, and outdoor ant control.
Rapides Parish
Rapides Parish Master Farmer Participants
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