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Citrus Problems
Citrus hanging from a tree

Problems and solutions for Citrus production

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)

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.
Pecan Disease Synopsis
Scab lesions on nuts
This document describes the diseases that occur most frequently on pecan trees in Louisiana.
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)
Mayhaw Growers Innovate, Expand Industry
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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