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Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide
Use this guide to plant a successful vegetable garden. The information has been developed after considerable research and practical experience. (PDF Format Only)
cherry tomatoes
Success with Summer Tomatoes
Louisiana summers are a tough time for tomatoes to set and hold fruit. The heat causes irregular flower growth in most cultivars, and the result is poor fruit set, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Native Tree Growing guide
Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana
This guide will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about tree planting in the area. It suggests native and well-adapted trees for our region and describes how to grow them successfully. The tree illustration fold-out can also be used as a poster (22" x 34").
Redbud tree
Small Trees for Louisiana Landscapes
List of small trees that mature between 15 to 25 feet
Ginkgo Biloba
Tree Selection and Planting
Select, plant and prune trees for your landscape.
Homestead Purple
What is a Perennial
What are perennials and what's the difference between a perennial and an annual?
Controlling Oxalis in the Landscape
This article discusses the best method of controlling oxalis in lawns and garden beds.
Vegetable Gardening: Bed Preparation
Growing your own homegrown, fresh vegetables requires planning and commitment.
Liriope ground cover
Ground Covers for Louisiana Landscapes
Information on Ground Covers
crape myrtle improper pruning
Start caring for crape myrtles now
(Distributed 03/27/15) HAMMOND, La. – Our spring- and summer-flowering trees and shrubs are growing and preparing for another great bloom season. One of favorite landscape plants for late spring and summer is the popular and loved crape myrtle.
Hummingbird garden infographic
Hummingbird Garden Infographic
Infographic with tips for your own hummingbird garden
Sweet Potatoes
Curing and Storing Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are not very sweet or moist when first dug. It takes six to eight weeks of proper curing and storage before they have the sweet, moist taste and texture desired when baked, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Burweed or sticker weed
Controlling Burweed in Lawns
A two prong approach works best to control burweed or sticker weed (Soliva Pterosperma).
Feijoa Flowers
Feijoa -- A Tasty Landscape Plant
The article provides a brief description of feijoa. Information on selecting varieties and cultural practices are included.
Louisiana Iris
LSU AgCenter Scientists Testing Weed Control For Louisiana Iris Growers
LSU AgCenter scientists are nearing the end of a two-year weed control study designed to help Louisiana iris growers save money. It is the only weed control study in the state concentrating on field production of Louisiana iris, and its purpose is to increase yields and reduce weed competition.
yellow marigolds
Marigolds Effective Against the Southern Rootknot Nematode
Marigolds produce substances that are toxic to at least one or more kinds of nematodes.
Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Gardening for Louisiana Infographic
Butterflies provide unequaled splendor and motion. Our fascination with these magical creatures is as evident today as it has been throughout history. Speaking to our gentler and possibly our romantic selves, butterflies have a calming effect. Observing these marvelous creatures fluttering seemingly effortlessly sometimes sets our minds adrift.
Citrus hanging from a tree
Citrus Problems
Problems and solutions for Citrus production
Mesa Yellow gaillardia
2015 named ‘Year of the Gaillardia’
(Distributed 03/20/15) HAMMOND, La. – The National Garden Bureau has named 2015 the “Year of the Gaillardia.”
Loquat ripe fruit
Growing Loquats in Louisiana
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.
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