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Learn all about blueberries on new website

(Distributed 09/29/10) As demand for blueberries keeps increasing so does the need for more people to grow them. To promote both the production of blueberries and their nutritional value, the LSU AgCenter has developed a new website,

AgMagic returns to State Fair of Louisiana
(Distributed 09/29/10) Visitors can enter the world of agriculture and follow a path that leads to knowledge in wildlife, crops, livestock, nutrition and 4-H at AgMagic at the State Fair of Louisiana.

Operation Cook menu features good health
operation cook instructions

(Distributed 09/28/10) FRANKLIN, La. – Twenty youngsters gathered at the St. Mary Parish courthouse to cook, learn and play. These nine- to 12-year-olds will meet monthly as part of the LSU AgCenter’s Operation Cook program.

Vote to continue crawfish assessments set for Nov. 10
(Distributed 09/27/10) The Louisiana Crawfish Research and Promotion Board is holding a referendum on Nov. 10 to reauthorize two assessments for crawfish producers. Voting is to take place at LSU AgCenter parish extension offices.

Natural resources enterprises workshop set for Nov. 9 in Rayville
(Distributed 09/27/10) The LSU AgCenter will host a natural resource enterprises workshop Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Curry Farms in Rayville.
Bike tour to feature Shreveport’s significant trees
(Distributed 09/27/10) SHREVEPORT, La. – Vélo Dendro S Deux, a leisurely bicycle tour of Shreveport’s most significant trees, is set for Saturday, Oct. 23, led by Shreveport native Hallie Dozier, an urban forester with the LSU AgCenter in Baton Rouge.
Internet sales give boost to La. seafood business
Albert Granger
(Distributed 09/24/10) Shrimpers are benefiting from a direct-sales method using the Internet to announce when they will be coming ashore with a fresh catch. The Twin Parish Port Commission – along with the LSU AgCenter and Sea Grant – has created a marketplace, Delcambre Direct Seafood, where consumers are able to contact seafood producers (fishers) directly to purchase fresh shrimp and other seafood when they arrive at the dock.
This is a good time to repot container plants
(Distributed 09/24/10) September and early October are ideal times for repotting tropical container plants that have summered outdoors. Plants placed outside on porches, patios, decks and balconies grow vigorously through the summer.
LSU AgCenter offers classes for home renovators
(Distributed 09/24/10) The LSU AgCenter is offering classes for home renovators to become Lead Certified Renovators.
2011 calendar from LSU AgCenter helps you ‘Get It Growing’
2011 Get It Growing Calendar cover shot of tropical water lily
(Distributed 09/23/10) Almost any time of year is a good time to “Get it Growing” in Louisiana, and the LSU AgCenter’s latest edition of its lawn and garden calendar can help you do just that. The recently published 2011 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar is designed to help gardeners and others learn about and enjoy gardening in Louisiana.
High tunnel commercial vegetable workshop set for Nov. 10 in Baton Rouge
(Distributed 09/23/10) A workshop on year-round commercial vegetable and cut-flower production using high tunnels has been set for Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LSU AgCenter’s Burden Center in Baton Rouge.
Prepare gardens for spring bulbs
Selecting Bulbs
(Video 09/27/10) Although it’s not yet time to plant spring-flowering bulbs, now is the ideal time for selecting them. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains what to look for and what to keep in mind when selecting and planting flowering bulbs. (Runtime: 1:43)
Cool-season vegetables reappear in October
(Audio 09/27/10) The weather typically becomes cooler in Louisiana during October. This means gardeners can start planting cool-season vegetables into their gardens. Listen for what to plant this month. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Art competition call for entries to feature LSU AgCenter’s Burden Center
(Distributed 09/23/10) The Burden Horticulture Society announces a call for entries to its first juried art exhibition. The theme for the show is “A Brush with Burden,” according to Judy Weaver, with the Burden Horticulture Society.