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Louisiana Home and Fruit Production
home fruit and nut production

This publication is an excellent resource for anyone interested in growing fruit or nuts in the area. Filled with 84 full-color pages, this handbook includes detailed information about everything from fruit and nuts commonly grown here to information about fruit plants that can double as attractive parts of your landscape. Cost: $20 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.

Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
spider mites

The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)

Louisiana Home Citrus Fungicide Spray Schedule
If followed, this fungicide spray schedule for citrus should control most of our common fungal diseases and provide homeowners with quality fruit. However, the proper timing of spray applications and good spray coverage are essential for effective disease control.

Louisiana Plant Pathology: Fig Rust
fig rust

Fig rust is the most common disease of figs in Louisiana and usually develops late in the summer. Symptoms, cultural practices and options for management inlcuded. (PDF Format Only)

Citrus Leaf Miner Management
Damage caused by the citrus leafminer
Citrus trees that survived hurricane damage may have lost significant amounts of foliage. These trees could experience a strong flush as they start their own healing process. This is very important because new foliage will provide nutrients needed for winter survival and faster tree recovery. Producers must implement practices to protect from additional leaf loss which can be caused by the citrus leafminer.
Louisiana Home Citrus Production
citrus
Citrus leaves, blooms, aroma and color add to the aesthetic value of the landscape. This 16-page, full-color guide includes recommended varieties and descriptions; tips on site selection, planting, spacing and pruning; and images of citrus insect pests and common citrus diseases. (PDF format only)
Blackberry Varieties for Louisiana
Kiowa blackberry fruit
The article contains a brief description of blackberry varieties that are adapted to Louisiana. A description of primocane blackberries is also given.
Growing Loquats in Louisiana
Loquat ripe fruit
Loquat, sometimes called Japanese plum or Japanese Medlar, is an attractive small tree or shrub that is frequently planted in landscapes as an ornamental in Louisiana. The tree has large thick evergreen leaves, which thrives in most well-drained soils, can be used as an edible landscape plant.
Louisiana Bananas
Banana fruit on tree
The article describes growing bananas in the landscape and steps for possible fruit production.
The Louisiana Home Orchard
home orchard
Growing your own fruit can be profitable and satisfying, and many fruit trees can add beauty to your landscape. But you can't expect to grow quality fruit without caring for the plants. This publication explains how your success will depend largely on variety selection, soil management, pruning, fertilization, pest control and other cultural practices. (PDF Format Only)
Figs for Commercial and Home Production in Louisiana
Figs for Commercial and Home Production in Louisiana
Figs are tasty and can be eaten fresh, made into preserves and jams, or used in baking. Figs are commonly grown in all areas of Louisiana. All fig varieties discussed in this publication produce a main crop. Learn cultural practices and fertilization, disease and insect control, how to handle and process your fruit, and how to prune the trees. 8 pages (PDF Format Only)
Mayhaw Growers Innovate, Expand Industry
Mayhaws
Mayhaw Association members met in Alexandria to learn about new developments. The health benefits and commercial uses of the fruit were discussed. New varieties and harvesting techniques were also examined.
Fruit Tree Thinning Adds Quality, Notes Horticulturist
(Distributed 03/24/03) Fruit thinning is often an important step in consistently producing good quality fruit. It is a time-consuming task, but it can be very beneficial, especially for peach, plum and apple trees, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. John Pyzner.
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