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Black flies create nuisance
(Distributed 05/30/12) Many Louisiana residents who have been outside during the day recently have probably noticed a fast-flying gnat buzzing their heads. People who have been bitten may have noticed a red swelling reaction.

Rice station field set for June 28 in Crowley
(Distributed 05/30/12) CROWLEY, La. – The LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station will hold its annual field day June 28 with a variety of speakers and presentations.

Keeping safe during summer
(Audio 5/29/12) Children and adults should drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated during summer. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Heli Roy offers some tips to stay safe during hot summer months. (Runtime 1:00)

Staying safe during summer
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(Video 05/29/12) Summer is here, and keeping your body hydrated and protected from the sun are especially important this time of year. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux reports on keeping your summer safe. (Runtime 1:37)

Louisiana wheat harvest complete
(Audio 05/29/12) Louisiana farmers completed their wheat harvest much earlier than normal. Yields were lower than last year because of the unusual weather throughout the entire season. (Runtime 1:03)
Wheat harvest disappointing
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(Video 05/29/12) Louisiana farmers just finished a somewhat disappointing wheat harvest. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux reports that weather was to blame for the lower yields.(Runtime 1:25)
Sheep, goat field day held May 19 at LSU
(Distributed 05/25/12) Sheep and goat producers heard the latest in research-based information for raising their livestock at a field day held at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on May 19.
Rice field day set for May 31 in Mamou
(Distributed 05/25/12) MAMOU, La. – Experts from the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station will tell farmers about their latest work Thursday (May 31) at the Evangeline Parish Rice Field Day.
Ornamental sweet potatoes add color to landscapes
ornamental sweet potato
(Distributed 05/25/12) Ornamental sweet potatoes are a popular warm-season annual for adding foliage colors to the summer landscape. The original varieties include plants with leaves that are chartreuse-lime green (Marguerite), blackish purple (Blackie, Black Beauty, Ace of Spades) and tricolored (Pink Frost).
Rice producers hear about new fungicide approval
CROWLEY, La. – Rice growers heard details Thursday (May 24) of using a new fungicide that could help them with an untreatable form of the disease sheath blight.
Researchers successfully spawn captive gar
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(Distributed 05/25/12) Alligator gar are declining in numbers across much of the country. Researchers at the LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Research Station have successfully spawned gar in tanks to be used in studies to better understand this ancient fish.
LSU AgCenter fetes Master Gardener volunteers
Master Gardeners
(Distributed 05/25/12) The LSU AgCenter recognized the volunteer efforts of the Louisiana Master Gardener program with an appreciation day at the Hammond Research Station on May 18.
Researchers successfully spawn gar
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(Video 05/22/12) Researchers at the LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Research Station have succeeded in spawning alligator gar, a fish that is dwindling in numbers across the country. (Runtime 1:32)
Soybean acreage growing
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(Video 05/22/12) Soybeans will be Louisiana's largest crop in terms of acreage with more than a million acres expected to be planted this year. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux gives an update on the current condition of Louisiana's soybean crop. (Runtime 1:36)