(Distributed 04/01/10) Whether you like them boiled, fried or in a stew, crawfish are a Louisiana favorite. And for the next few months, crawfish can be found on dinner tables and in backyard boils across the state. Some common myths surround crawfish, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.
(Distributed 04/16/10) Many of our favorite vegetables are planted into the spring garden now for production later in spring and in early summer. For many of these vegetables, planting in April helps ensure abundant production before the intense heat of mid-summer and when we have fewer insect and disease problems.
(Distributed 04/06/10) Springtime losses in fish ponds are common across the Southeast, and especially in Louisiana. These losses can be the result of oxygen problems, common diseases or a combination of causes.
(Distributed 04/07/10) The new Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (Credit CARD) Act means consumers need to stay knowledgeable, according to LSU AgCenter family and consumer science agent Ginger Boutwell.
(Distributed 04/13/10) After the winter freezes that delayed the early crop, it’s now time to enjoy Louisiana strawberries.
(Distributed 04/01/10) Many Louisiana gardeners enjoy a summer landscape that includes caladiums. These are one of the most popular plants to fill shady gardens, and they thrive in the heat and humidity common in summer.
(Distributed 04/21/10) As the end of another school year draws near, parents need to plan for what to do with the kids during the summer. Summer camps are often the answer, but LSU AgCenter family life specialist Diane Sasser says parents should ask many questions when deciding on a camp.
(Distributed 04/29/10) Goldsturm rudbeckia is an outstanding perennial that was recognized by the Perennial Plant Association as the 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year. It was chosen as a Louisiana Select plant in 2000 by the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association and the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 04/12/10) For many gardeners, spring brings visions of bountiful harvests of fresh, homegrown vegetables. This vision can become a reality with a little planning and some work.
(Distributed 04/23/10) You don’t have to visit Hawaii to get high-quality pineapples harvested at the peak of ripeness. It is entirely possible to raise your own sweet, juicy, plant-ripened pineapples without a trip to the islands.