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Now is good time to plant asparagus
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)

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.

Manage your holiday money wisely in today’s economy
(Distributed 11/29/10) Many consumers are experiencing an off-year due to a “bah humbug” economy, but LSU AgCenter family economist Jeanette Tucker says holiday spending is expected to be up this year.
LSU AgCenter receives grant for farmers market conference
(Distributed 11/29/10) The LSU AgCenter recently received a grant of $21,350 to support a one-day conference for farmers markets in Louisiana.
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)
MarketMaker online tool helps La. ag-related businesses sell their products
Romero picking satsumas
(Distributed 11/24/10) A free Internet marketing tool offered by the LSU AgCenter for Louisiana agriculture-related businesses provides an avenue to increase opportunities to buy and sell locally produced food. John Westra, LSU AgCenter economist, said the MarketMaker website is like a sign that says, "We are open for business."
Plant cool-season bedding plants for winter color
(Audio 11/29/10) Louisiana gardeners use cool-season bedding plants to add color to our flower gardens during winter. Plants such as dianthus, pansies and violas will bloom from fall into spring. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Harvest warm-season crops before freeze
(Audio11/29/10) Many gardeners may still have warm-season vegetables in their gardens. If a freeze does threaten, it's important to harvest these crops. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Plants help brighten the holidays
(Audio 11/29/10) Many people use plants to decorate their homes during the holidays. Choose good quality plants and be careful when transporting them. Take care of them, so they will stay beautiful throughout the season. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Keep vegetable garden active in December
(Audio 11/29/10) Louisiana's mild winters allow us to grow vegetables year-round. Consider planting some cool-season vegetables such as leeks, shallots, spinach and turnips. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Picking the perfect Christmas tree
(Audio 11/29/10) Louisiana has many Christmas tree farms across the state. A trip to one can be a fun family activity and a great way to get a fresh Christmas tree. Listen for tips on picking out and caring for Christmas trees. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
LSU AgCenter gets $600,000 NSF grant to improve research labs
(Distributed 11/24/10) The National Science Foundation has awarded the LSU AgCenter a $600,000 grant to make upgrades in the biotechnology laboratories in Harry D. Wilson Laboratory building on the LSU campus.