(09/20/18) Young farmers recently went back to school at the LSU AgCenter to get a better understanding of how the sugar industry operates.
(09/18/18) The young and the not-so-young returned to nature and learned the lessons offered there at the second annual Wildlife Expo in Clinton on Sept. 15.
(09/18/18) The aptly named jewel beetles are found in brilliant iridescent colors with colorful markings but can be destructive pests.
Video 09/17/2018) Summer is still here and so is the dreaded plant, poison ivy, with its threat of causing painful skin irritation.
(09/17/18) When it comes to pollination, more than 200,000 species of insects and animals act as pollinators.
(09/17/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — Two workshops have been scheduled to look at ways to slow the progression of cogongrass, an invasive weed.
(09/17/18) It’s almost time to flood crawfish ponds and get started on another season.
(09/17/18) Researchers at the LSU AgCenter are looking at ways to make bass fishing an even more fun experience.
(09/14/18) The LSU AgCenter has been awarded a $5 million, five-year grant that will fund an ongoing program to improve health in rural Louisiana.
(09/13/18) The Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will present Wine and Roses, an evening of cocktails on Oct. 17.
(09/15/18) The LSU AgCenter will present the Corn Maze at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
(09/13/18) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its induction ceremony, which will be held March 7, 2019.
(09/13/18) Panel discussions on agriculture, the culinary community and lthe source of foods highlighted the Farm & Table New Orleans conference.
(Video 09/12/18) The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality.
(09/11/18) The LSU AgCenter will conduct a beef cattle and forage field day on Oct. 18 in Alexandria.
We often hear Labor Day called the traditional end of summer, but we know, however, that our Louisiana summer season extends quite a while longer.
(Video 09/07/18) Louisiana soybean farmers are nearly halfway through with their harvest and results have been encouraging.
(09/05/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — Rose rosette disease, which is caused by the rose rosette virus, will be the topic of discussion.
(08/31/18) In late summer it’s time to think about pruning our roses. Roses respond best when they receive two major prunings each year.
(Video 08/30/18) Louisiana sugarcane farmers are entering the final stages of their planting season.
(Video 08/29/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to use the firebush to embolden your landscape.
(08/29/18) Several USDA officials toured an LSU AgCenter research station and met with Louisiana agriculture leaders, researchers and farmers.
(08/29/18) Scientists at the LSU AgCenter are making the genetics of zebrafish more accessible
(08/28/2018) LSU AgCenter 4-H youth development experts were recognized at the Louisiana Association of Extension 4-H Agents annual meeting.
(08/24/18) In 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took over regulating the catfish industry from the FDA, presenting challenges to Louisiana processors.
8/24/18) Growing plants in containers outdoors is popular for a variety of reasons.
(08/24/18) Corn producers are working quickly to get this year’s corn harvest complete.
(Video 08/23/18) Catfish is a popular ingredient in many fish recipes. But when ordering it, how can you be sure you are getting what you asked for?
(Video 08/23/18) Corn producers are harvesting their crop quickly as they try to beat the rain. Yields are showing a wide range and differ field to field.
(08/22/18) Pollination Celebration for all ages will be presented at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
(08/22/18) Adriana Drusini, LSU AgCenter 4-H agent in St. Mary Parish, has been named Louisiana 4-H Agent of the Year.
(08/22/18) A sweet potato line with excellent eye appeal and good disease resistance is poised to be released to growers soon.
(08/21/18) The 2018 rice harvest in southwest Louisiana is past the halfway point, and LSU AgCenter agents say farmers are pleased.
(Video 08/20/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how you can have a fall crop of tomatoes.
(Video 8/20/18) When plants at the nursery do poorly, for various reasons, some of them are moved to a clearance section.
(08/17/18) The LSU AgCenter has named Tara Smith, former Northeast Region director, as director of the AgCenter Central Region.
(08/17/18) This time of year weedy vines can be a major issue.
(08/17/18) A wide range of topics involving cattle will be presented at the LSU AgCenter northeast Louisiana beef and forage field day on Sept. 20.
(08/15/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — New reports of rose rosette disease were recently confirmed in commercial landscapes in the Shreveport and Bossier City area.
(08/14/18) Forestry is Louisiana’s top-grossing agricultural commodity. The forestry sector has a total annual output of approximately $13 billion.
(Video 08/13/18) Purslane is a heat-tolerant and drought-tolerant plant with brilliant flowers that provide beautiful splashes of color.
(08/10/18) Worldwide demand for U.S. soybeans remains strong in the midst of a trade war, and China still needs America’s soybeans.
(08/10/18) A severe winter in Louisiana caused much of the giant salvinia in the state to die off.
(08/10/18) Every garden reference stresses how important it is to provide the proper light for different plants.
(Video 08/10/18) Rice harvesting in south Louisiana is in full swing and early yields are pointing to an excellent harvest.
(08/08/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana placed fifth among 15 states that competed in the 39th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from July 29 to Aug. 2.
(08/08/18) The competition was steep at this year’s Great American Seafood Cook-Off: 4-H Edition at the Morial Convention Center.
(08/07/18) Several Louisiana 4-H members brought home awards from a recent regional horse show.
(08/07/18) A leadership workshop on Aug. 6 for about 100 4-H leaders and volunteers in southwest Louisiana was aimed at improving 4-H Club programs.
(08/07/2018) What began as a simple idea 16 years ago as a way to bring African-American farmers and landowners together has become an annual event.
You may have noticed the appearance of black spots and some yellow, orange and red leaves on your trees; it’s not a sign of an early fall, but a disease.
(08/02/18) Qian Sun, entomologist with the LSU AgCenter, is setting up her research lab to study the communication behaviors of Formosan subterranean termites.
(08/03/18) Gardeners who move to Louisiana from other parts of the country are often amazed at how fast landscapes develop and mature.
(08/02/18) Horse owners should prepare for a hurricane long before a tropical system threatens to enter the Gulf of Mexico.
(08/01/18) The LSU AgCenter has named Melissa Cater, a 22-year veteran of its educational outreach programs, director of the Northeast Region.
(08/01/18) The third annual Louisiana Farm to School conference will be held on Oct. 9-10 at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
(07/31/18) The annual Feliciana Wildlife Expo, a daylong event featuring wildlife presentations and demonstrations, will be held on Sept. 15 near Clinton.
(07/31/18) Many may think that 4-year-olds are too young for instruction on drug abuse. But a recent camp tells a different story,
(07/31/2018) The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station near Chase will showcase the latest research and demonstration plots at a field day on Aug. 16.
(07/30/18) Members of six elite state 4-H teen leadership boards gathered at the WeLEAD Conference to begin putting plans in motion for the upcoming year.
(07/30/18) More than 80 people turned out for a two-day workshop aimed at helping novice and advanced organic farmers.
(Video 07/30/18) Now is an ideal time to go to your nursery to select flowers that will add great color to your landscape – colors that can last until October.
(07/27/18) An LSU AgCenter field day for Iberia, St. Mary and Vermilion parish sugarcane farmers on July 26 placed an emphasis on soil health.
(07/27/18) A recent recall of processed foods brings to light the importance of food safety.
(07/26/18) Just as heat can cause people to sweat, it can also cause moisture issues in buildings.
(07/26/18) The LSU AgCenter is in the vanguard of an attempt to contain and eradicate a significant plant pest that has been identified in Morehouse Parish.
(07/27/18) Poison ivy is very abundant in urban, suburban and rural landscapes. Keep a sharp eye out for this plant.
(07/26/18) NEW ORLEANS — For five days in July, 16 youths spent seven hours a day at the City Park Botanical Garden to learn about health and nutrition.
A rice producer in St. Landry Parish is experimenting with a technique called furrow-irrigated rice in an effort to reduce his water usage and carbon footprint.
Sugarcane has a long history in Louisiana. Cane farmers saw recent developments in the industry during the LSU AgCenter’s annual Sugarcane field day.
(07/25/18) Sugarcane farmers gathered on July 20 at the LSU AgCenter St. Martin Parish sugarcane field day to hear about research and new technology.
(07/24/2018) Dry weather in northeast Louisiana during the early summer came to an end and moved an annual field tour indoors.
(07/23/18) NEW ORLEANS — Residents in the Greater New Orleans area are experiencing a new type of Master Gardener training.
(07/23/2018) Industry-sponsored crop variety trials conducted at LSU AgCenter research stations provide multiple benefits.
(07/23/18) Farmers heard about the benefits and challenges of growing furrow-irrigated rice at an LSU AgCenter row rice field day on July 18.
(Video 7/23/18) With their beautiful flowers and interesting leaves, begonias are some of the most common plants used in shady home gardens.
(07/20/18) The LSU AgCenter signed a Declaration of Intent to facilitate collaboration with the Czech Republic Ministry of Agriculture in Prague on July 19.
(07/20/18) A Louisiana 4-H delegation was recently immersed in a comprehensive citizenship program sponsored by the National 4-H Council.
(07/20/18) After a rainy period in summer, we typically see mushrooms popping up everywhere.
(07/19/18) The LSU AgCenter is looking for volunteers in the New Orleans area to participate in the Louisiana Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
(07/19/18) A new sugarcane variety that will be available for Louisiana farmers this year was highlighted at a sugarcane field day on July 18.
(07/18/18) cooling fall temperatures create an ideal time to visit Burden Museum & Gardens, located at 4560 Essen Lane, just off Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge.
(07/17/18) For more than 10 years, homebuilders and those planning renovations have looked to the LSU AgCenter LaHouse
(07/12/18) Results have been released from the 49th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 7 to 11.
(07/16/18) NEW ORLEANS — Twelve youths from Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes learned the basics of wetlands ecology at a wetlands camp on July 11-14.
(Video 7/16/18) The Texas Star hibiscus is an ideal plant for beauty and reliability throughout the heat of summer, and it even grows well in wet soils.
(07/13/18) When planning a vacation, make arrangements to have someone take care of your plants.
(07/11/2018) High school students participating in a Grambling summer program got a firsthand look at the science of growing sweet potatoes.
(Video 07/09/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to this dependable, shade-loving plant that sounds like
(07/06/18) You can introduce your youngsters to the joys of gardening and at the same time exercise their bodies and brains.
(07/03/18) The Florida Parishes Dairy Day brought out the spirit of winning in youth showing off their culinary skills and farmers with high-yielding milk cows.
(Video 07/02/18) In an effort to get youngsters outside and learning about the environment, the LSU AgCenter held a nature camp featuring agriculture careers.
(Video 07/02/18) Rice producers in Louisiana have had three difficult growing seasons in a row, but right now, this year’s crop is looking good.
(Video 07/02/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Lee Rouse explains the concept of growing plants in water.
(Video 07/02/18) Ten years ago, the LSU AgCenter opened the LaHouse Home and Landscape Center, which highlights building a sustainable home.