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Diseases of Southern Turfgrasses (PDF)
Gray leaf spot on St. Augustine

This is the presentation given at the LTA Conference in Baton Rouge on January 6, 2011, which covers the identification and management of common diseases affecting warm-season southern turfgrasses in Louisiana.

Thriving Hostas for Southern Louisiana Landscapes

A hosta trial was conducted at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station from 2009 to 2013 with the objective of selecting hostas for southern Louisiana and similar climate. Top 10 varieties were selected based on four years of evaluation. Varieties that do not return from winter dormancy and those exhibiting stresses are noted as well.

LSU AgCenter Fruit and Vegetable Commericial Production Newsletters
Locally Grown Vegetables

A series of newsletters targeting commercial producers of fruit and vegetable crops.

Facebook Page Dedicated to Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Production

The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (LFVGA) have partnered to create a Facebook page dedicated to promoting locally grown foods, our local farmers and research projects related to fruit and vegetable crops.

Results of the 2013 TSWV-resistant Tomato Variety Trial
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus-resistant tomato variety were grown at the Botanic Gardens at Burden to determine optimum yields.
Results of the 2013 Bell Pepper Trials
Bell peppers were grown at Burden to determine a good-quality sweet peppers that readily matured into a color other than green.
Pictures of Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association Events
2011 Field Day
The LFVGA and the LSU AgCenter work together to promote best management practices of Louisiana-grown fruit and vegetables. These photos are from some of our past fruit and vegetable field days.
Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association
A description of the local fruit and vegetable growers association and how to join.
Daylily Rust Control with Biofungicides
Stella de Oro
Daylily is an economically important nursery crop for Louisiana growers. It was relatively disease-free before the arrival of daylily rust in 2000. Commercial growers and homeowners rely solely on fungicides for rust control, which is expensive and time consuming. Biofungicides are biological or bio-rational alternatives that control disease by different modes of action. If effective, they can reduce control cost and provide resistance management tools.
Field-grown Cut Flowers for Louisiana
Variety of cut flowers
Species and variety recommendation for field grown specialty cut flowers in the South.
Results of the 2012 Watermelon Variety Demonstration Plot
Summer Flavor 720 Watermelon
This article provides small and large growers with the data collected from the 2012 watermelon demonstration plot at Burden Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Cut Flower Production Basics
Specialty cut flowers
Cut flowers can be a profitable crop in the Southern U.S. This manual provides basic information on the production of specialty cut flowers.
Scouting and Biological Control of Two-spotted Spider Mite
TSM adult and eggs
In recent years, IPM programs are becoming more attractive to ornamental growers. Scouting is a key component of any IPM and helps you to (1) detect when pests are first present, (2) make proper control decisions and (3) monitor whether your control practices are effective. Here are some tips on how to scout and practice IPM for the control of one of the top greenhouse pests - twospotted spider mite.
Calculating Fertilizer Application Rates
The analysis or "formula" listed on the fertilizer bags tells you what is inside. This information lets you apply the proper amount of fertilizer.
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