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Sedums are diverse, fall-blooming perennials

(Video 10/17/11) If you’re looking for a plant that blooms during the fall every year, then sedums would be a dependable choice. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how these tough plants come in different sizes and shapes. (Runtime: 1:38)

Use ground covers to fill bare spots
Ground Covers

(Video 1/31/11) You may have bare spots in your landscape and don’t know what to grow there. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill suggests considering different types of ground covers. (Runtime 1:42)

Choosing colors for cool-season beds
Choosing Colors

(Video 11/1/11) Now is a great time to plant cool-season flowers. But as you pick your plants at the nursery, don’t be confused by all the vibrant colors. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill shares some important tips to help you choose the right colors for your cool-season flower beds. (Runtime: 1:41)

Lettuce is among the best fall vegetables

(Video 11/7/11) If you’re craving hardy, home-grown vegetables like lettuce, you might consider planting a fall vegetable garden. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explores the vegetable section at a local nursery and explains how to select lettuce plants and how to properly pick them when you’re ready for your salad. (Runtime: 1:34)

La. Super Plant Shoal Creek vitex is beautiful shrub/tree
Shoal Creek Vitex
The newest Louisiana Super Plant can be grown as a shrub or can be formed into a small tree. Shoal Creek vitex has been shown to grow very well in Louisiana landscapes. On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why this blue-flowered Louisiana Super Plant is one you would want in your landscape. (Runtime: 1:35)
What to do with Christmas plants
(Video 1/3/11) After the Christmas holidays are over, you may wonder what to do with the various seasonal plants you’ve used to decorate your home. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill offers advice on which plants you should keep and which ones to throw out. (Runtime: 1:43)
Holly plants are great evergreens to put in landscape now
(Video 1/10/11) Although evergreen holly plants have been part of Christmas holiday celebrations for centuries, you actually can enjoy them throughout the year. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill recommends a few holly plants you can put into your landscapes now. (Runtime: 1:43)
‘Louisiana Honey Plants’ publication released by LSU AgCenter
Honey Plants publication cover shot
(Distributed 03/15/11) The LSU AgCenter recently released a guidebook with details about plants growing in Louisiana that contribute to honey production. Titled “Louisiana Honey Plants,” the publication was authored by retired LSU AgCenter professor and entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet.
Pest Identification Guide released by LSU AgCenter
Pest Identification Guide cover shot
(Distributed 01/21/11) The LSU AgCenter recently released a handy pocket-size guide to help with identification and control of pests in and around buildings. Titled “Pest Identification Guide for Pests In and Around Buildings,” the publication was supported with funds from the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center and was prepared by experts from the LSU AgCenter, Texas AgriLife, the University of Arkansas, Auburn University, the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee.
Farmers markets offer fresh, local produce
Farmers Markets
(Video News 06/20/11) Consumers lining up at a farmer’s booth at a Saturday morning market aren’t just looking for fresh produce. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that farmers markets offer consumers locally grown food and a chance to connect with growers. (Runtime: 1:59)
Drought conditions promote nematode menace in soybean, cotton fields
Brooks Blanche
(Distributed 07/29/11) ALEXANDRIA, La. – Nematodes love drought, and some Louisiana soybean and cotton farmers are having problems this year with these microscopic pests that eat away at plant roots. “We’re in reniform nematode country,” LSU AgCenter agronomist Charles Overstreet told farmers gathered for the annual field day at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center on July 28.
LSU AgCenter Dairy Store has items for holiday entertaining, gifts
cheese boxes
(Distributed 11/23/11) This time of year the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store gears up for holiday sales, said Chuck Boeneke, dairy science professor. The store keeps a mail-order list and ships across the contiguous United States and is taking orders now.
La. farmers to take advantage of higher corn, soybean prices
(Distributed 01/21/11) Louisiana farmers are interested in growing more feed grains because of the increase in prices for soybeans and corn, demonstrated by well-attended meetings in Vermilion Parish on Jan. 19 and St. Landry Parish on Jan. 20, sponsored by the LSU AgCenter.
La. company produces unique cattle vaccine
(Distributed 01/31/11) A product manufactured and marketed by a Louisiana company is the only killed vaccine available to prevent anaplasmosis, a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year.