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Avoid mold hazards in your flooded home
(Distributed 08/31/12) In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac some flood-damaged home will require special attention to avoid or correct a mold population explosion, according to LSU AgCenter housing specialist Claudette Reichel.

Sugarcane gets hit, but sweet potatoes and rice dodge major storm damage
lodged sugarcane

(Distributed 08/31/12) The extent of damage to many of Louisiana’s crops depends on what happens over the next few weeks, say LSU AgCenter specialists.

Prevent further damage to your flooded home, health
(Distributed 08/31/12) If your home flooded after Hurricane Isaac there are several things you need to know in order to protect your home and your health.

You can plant roses in late summer, fall
Drift Coral rose

(Distributed 08/31/12) You may not think of late summer and fall as a time for rose gardening. Sometimes, however, roses will actually establish better when planted in fall than when planted in late winter through early spring.

Farmers’ eyes on Isaac as potential record-setting crops come under threat
(Distributed 08/27/12) Hurricane Isaac could wreck what was shaping up to be an excellent year for Louisiana agriculture. The storm threatens corn, cotton, sugarcane and soybeans.
LSU AgCenter has information for before and after the storm
(Distributed 08/27/12) With Tropical Storm Isaac making its approach, now is the time to visit the LSU AgCenter website at LSU to determine what information is available to help in these critical hours.
Blueberry grant provides needed information
(Distributed 08/24/12) The LSU AgCenter and several other universities have used funds from a three-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to develop a website for people interested or involved in blueberry production.
Consider bald cypress for your landscape
bald cypress
(Distributed 08/24/12) Louisiana’s state tree is the bald cypress. Its scientific name is Taxodium distichum. Bald cypress is one of our most distinguished native trees and is widely found in Louisiana landscapes.
Cargill donates to AgCenter alligator research
Cargill donation
(Distributed 8/24/12) Representatives from the Cargill-U.S. Aquaculture division presented the LSU AgCenter with a $47,306 check on Aug. 22 to help finance alligator research at the Aquaculture Research Station in Baton Rouge.
Burden plans family fun Sept. through Oct.
(Distributed 08/23/12) The LSU AgCenter and Burden Horticulture Society will kick off the annual Corn Maze at Burden Center Sept. 22-23 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in conjunction with the Rural Life Museum’s Harvest Days, according to Jeff Kuehny, resident director at the center.
Midwest drought affecting Louisiana cattle producers
(Distributed 08/21/12) The drought choking the Midwest is hundreds of miles away, but it is having direct effects on the Louisiana cattle market.
Hill Farm field day to feature beef, forestry tours Oct. 9
(Distributed 08/21/12) LSU AgCenter faculty will present information ranging from beef cattle management to pruning timber at the 2012 Hill Farm Field Day on Tues., Oct. 9, near Homer.
Good nutrition helps school success
(Distributed 08/20/12) Success in school starts with good nutrition at home, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames. And that means a healthful breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks.
New varieties highlight LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day
Don Labonte
(Distributed 08/17/12) CHASE, La. – Two new sweet potato varieties – Orleans and 07-146 – were featured at the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station field day Aug. 16.