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Fall is for planting shrubs

(Distributed 09/28/12) Shrubs make up the main background plants for most home landscapes. Many home gardeners plant shrubs during spring because that is when most of us think about gardening and that is when garden centers have the best availability. But, fall is the best time to add shrubs to the landscape.

Brucellosis researcher works in national, international arenas
(Distributed 09/24/12) An LSU AgCenter researcher is in the forefront of a worldwide effort to protect domestic livestock from the threat of brucellosis. He is continuing a program that has focused on researching the Brucella bacteria for more than 30 years.

Not too late to join 4-H
(Distributed 09/20/12) BATON ROUGE, La. – Even though school has already started, students wishing to participate in 4-H can still join a club, according to Mark Tassin, 4-H youth and family development department head at the LSU AgCenter.

Plant petunias now through mid-October
Explorer White petunias

(Distributed 09/20/12) Petunias are one of the most popular flowers in Louisiana. They can be planted in fall for cool-season color or planted in late winter or early spring for warm-season color. As with almost all bedding plants these days, you can find a wide assortment of petunias at local garden centers.

LSU AgCenter preparing Louisiana for high-speed Internet
(Distributed 09/20/12) Residents in 18 Louisiana parishes where broadband is underused or unavailable are learning the value of broadband, high-speed internet access with help from the LSU AgCenter.
La. pecan crop sees 15 percent loss statewide from Isaac
(Distributed 09/20/12) Louisiana pecan crop estimates for 2012 ranged from 13 million to 13.5 million pounds before Hurricane Isaac struck, according to industry experts.
Storytelling to be featured at Windrush Gardens Oct. 13
(Distributed 09/19/12) The Windrush Gardens at Burden will host Storybook Time on Saturday, Oct. 13 for children ages three to eight.
Halfway through harvest, soybean yields are high
(Distributed 09/18/12) BATON ROUGE, La. – Farmers have harvested most of the soybeans in north Louisiana, and the yields have been outstanding, according to LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ronnie Levy.
LSU AgCenter releases 2013 Get It Growing calendar
2013 Get It Growing Calendar cover photo
(Distributed 09/14/12) The LSU AgCenter is releasing its 2013 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar – the annual publication that offers a mixture of beautiful garden photos and advice targeted specifically to Louisiana gardeners. Among the 32-page, full-colr calendar’s features are monthly gardening tips from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill, as well as information on Louisiana Super Plants, gardening terms, how to control snails and slugs, and more.
Fall means garden mums
garden mums
(Distributed 09/14/12) With fall approaching and football season getting into full swing, garden mums become one of the popular plants available for home landscapes. These plants are also known as chrysanthemums, and some folks in north Louisiana and other parts of the state refer to this popular plant as “pinks.”
High school teachers learn money management basics at ‘boot camp’
Mary Ellen Vincent
(Distributed 09/14/12) Teachers, bankers and other community leaders met at the East Baton Rouge Parish School District Development Center in Baton Rouge on Sept. 12 for the 2012 Financial Education Boot Camp.
Landscape horticulture field day set for Oct. 11 at Hammond
(Distributed 09/14/12) The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will hold its annual landscape horticulture field day for nursery, landscape and garden center professionals on Oct. 11.
Louisiana has role in renewable energy
(Distributed 09/13/12) Louisiana has the infrastructure and expertise to participate successfully in the emerging process of turning biomass – plant material – into energy, according to experts who spoke at the Louisiana Biofuels and Bioprocessing Summit Sept. 11-12 in Baton Rouge.
Officials warn of contact with swine at livestock shows
(Distributed 09/10/12) Health officials are advising people who show pigs that a new swine flu virus can be spread by direct contact wit infected animals.