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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.

Horticulture industry damage significant, but not major
(Distributed 09/08/08) Louisiana’s commercial ornamental horticulture industry received significant but not major damage from the effects of Hurricane Gustav, according to experts at the LSU AgCenter.

Fertigation Uniformity from Sprinklers in a Nursery
Studies of water distribution uniformity and fertigation uniformity with sprinkler irrigation were conducted in a commercial container nursery. The first phase of the study consisted of determining water uniformity for two sprinkler heights. The second phase consisted of determining fertilizer application uniformity.

Camellia Garden at the Hammond Research Station
Group photo of people in front of large camellia

A two-acre camellia garden at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station is now open again, thanks to the efforts of the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners.

Baldcypress and Pondcypress: An Annotated Bibliography 1890-1995 (June 1996)
Baldcypress and Pondcypress An Annotated Bibliography 1890-1995 (June 1996)
This bibliography was compiled at a time of increasing concerns about the health status of baldcypress forests in Louisiana and beyond. This bibliography intends to provide researchers, decision makers and forestry professionals with a comprehensive reference in this subject. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana's Green Industry: Evaluation of its Economic Contribution (September 2003)
Louisiana's Green Industry: Evaluation of its Economic Contribution (September 2003)
The green industry is the production, sale and maintenance of ornamental plants and related products. The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of the green industry on Louisiana’s economy. (PDF format only)