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Low-growing camellia named Super Plant

(Audio 11/01/10) The Louisiana Super Plant program promotes tough and beautiful plants proven to grow extremely well in all parts of the state. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the beautiful shrub, ShiShi Gashira camellia. (Runtime: 1:35)

Camelot foxglove excellent fall choice
Camelot foxglove

(Video 11/08/10) Louisiana Super Plants are beautiful plants chosen by the LSU AgCenter as superior ornamentals for Louisiana landscapes. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to one of the most recent fall Super Plants. It’s called Camelot foxglove. (Runtime: 1:43)

Researchers working on farm-raising marine bait fish
Cocahoe Minnow

(Audio 11/01/10) Found in the bayous and estuaries of coastal Louisiana, the cocahoe minnow is a prized marine bait fish used for fishing in coastal waters. These minnows usually are caught from the wild, but their population isn’t consistent. The LSU AgCenter's Aquaculture Research Station conducted a cocahoe minnow workshop to discuss the fish and the possibility of farm-raising them. (Runtime: 1:46)

Sweet potato harvest helps farmers recover
Sweet Potato

(TV News 11/22/10) Ideal weather during the 2010 harvest season helped Louisiana sweet potato farmers get their crop in just in time for Thanksgiving. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that this year's crop may help some farmers to stay in business after devastating seasons the past two years. (Runtime: 1:33)

Demonstration houses aid in poultry research
Poultry Houses
(TV News 11/15/10) A set of poultry demonstration houses will help growers raise chickens more efficiently. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited the houses to learn more about the research taking place in them. (Runtime: 1:38)
Now is good time to plant asparagus
(Video 12/6/10) Even though it’s getting colder, fall is a great time to plant vegetables. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about growing, harvesting and caring for asparagus. (Runtime: 1:33)
Ag producer program engages youth
Ag Producer
(TV News 11/29/10) About a dozen high school students are spending a year immersed in agriculture. The students are participating in the Louisiana Young Ag Producers Program. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 1:35)
Fall is great time to plant zesty herbs
Fall Herbs
(Video 11/29/10) If you like herbs, fall is a great time to get them planted. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill suggests some of the herbal plants best known for their zesty culinary contributions. (Runtime: 1:43)
Dry weather delayed pecan harvest
Pecan Crop
(Video 11/08/10) Pecans are a fall favorite, filling pies and topping sweet potato casseroles. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that this year’s crop is late, but with a little rain, can rebound. (Runtime: 1:43)
Snow Princess: pretty name, tough plant
Snow Princess
(Video 11/22/10) If you’re looking for a cool-season bedding plant that blooms nicely most of the year, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill has a suggestion. The Snow Princess is a beautiful plant, but as you’ll learn on this edition of Get It Growing, you won’t need a magic wand to keep it alive. (Runtime: 1:39)
Black flowers are beautiful but should be used correctly
Black Flowers
(Video 11/15/10) Black is not a color you typically think about for flowers. When you visit your nursery, however, you will find you do have various choices of beautiful flowers in that unique color. But as LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill warns, you want to make certain you use them correctly in your landscape. (Runtime: 1:52)
DNR secretary receives National Friend of Extension Award
(Distributed 11/30/10) Scott Angelle, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and former Louisiana lieutenant governor, has received the national Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Friend of Extension Award for his support and promotion of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H youth program.
4-H helps Lego robotics teams
Lafargue Elementary School 4-H team
(Distributed 11/30/10) MANSURA, La. – The LSU AgCenter 4-H program helped students participate in a statewide robotics competition in New Orleans, and one of the teams received an award for its rookie performance.
La. citrus growers maintain niche market
Plaquemines Parish citrus
(Distributed 11/30/10) Following several years of hurricanes and freeze damage, the number of citrus growers in Louisiana has continued to decline, but citrus remains a valuable commodity, according to Alan Vaughn, LSU AgCenter agent in Plaquemines Parish.