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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.
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Louisiana Master Gardener Program
The Louisiana Master Gardener program is a service and educational activity offered by the LSU AgCenter. The program is designed to recruit and train volunteers to help meet the educational needs of home gardeners while providing an enjoyable and worthwhile service experience for volunteers.
History
The Louisiana Master Gardener™ program was started in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1994 as a means of extending the educational outreach of the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
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LMG Blog
This link will bring you directly to the Lousiana Master Gardener Blog.
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").
LMG Program in EBR Parish - Information
Intoductory information about the EBRP Louisiana Master Gardener Class.
Gray leaf spot on St. Augustine
Diseases of Southern Turfgrasses (PDF)
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.
Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
LMG Program in EBR Parish: Background Information
Historical and background information pertaining to the Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Big leaf tibouchina
Looking for tropical plants appropriate for Louisiana
(Distributed 08/29/14) HAMMOND, La. – A research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station this year and next year – along with some work the past two years – is the evaluation of tropical and tropical-like landscape plants.
Titan Romance Mix vinca
Here’s what’s new for summer flowers
(Distributed 08/22/14) HAMMOND, La. – Since the debut of a landscape horticulture research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station eight years ago, we’ve continually expanded the gardens that support research. One of the largest programs evaluates new annual warm-season bedding plants and perennial flowers in the sun garden and shade garden.
Bermudagrass Can Be Blessing Or Curse
Bermudagrass may be the plague of flower beds and gardens, but is an important turfgrass species, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Southgate Brandi rhododentron
AgCenter research gardens feature new trees, shrubs
(Distributed 08/15/14) HAMMOND, La. – Since the debut of a landscape horticulture research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station eight years ago, gardens supporting the research continue to expand.
Black eyed susans at LSEM
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners help plant and maintain the gardens surrounding the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.
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Terrific Turfgrass for Louisiana
From Saturday night in Tiger Stadium to golf courses, lawns, cemeteries, sod farms, airports, roadsides and parks, turfgrasses provide environmental, economic, recreational, employment, health, safety and aesthetic benefits to Louisiana.
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Terrific Turfgrass for Louisiana
From Saturday night in Tiger Stadium to golf courses, lawns, cemeteries, sod farms, airports, roadsides and parks, turfgrasses provide environmental, economic, recreational, employment, health, safety and aesthetic benefits to Louisiana.
Julia Child rose
Care now will improve fall roses
(Distributed 08/08/14) HAMMOND, La. – Late summer is the time to begin preparing for spectacular fall blooms on your roses. Roses need proper disease management and fertilization in August through early September for best fall performance.
Summer Flavor 720 Watermelon
Results of the 2012 Watermelon Variety Demonstration Plot
This article provides small and large growers with the data collected from the 2012 watermelon demonstration plot at Burden Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Please click on the image above for the PDF version of the River Region LMG 2009 Report.
River Region Louisiana Master Gardeners
2009 Report on activities and overall volunteer contributions by River Region Master Gardeners.
Why Sod Your Lawn?
Of all the reasons for solid sodding a new lawn, some of the best ones are those everyone can appreciate.
marigold
Marigolds, zinnias offer fall flower color
(Distributed 08/01/14) HAMMOND, La. – Marigolds and zinnias for fall flowers? Yes! Zinnias and marigolds are two excellent examples of warm-season bedding plants to try from August through the first killing frost.
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