(05/31/18) A new sugarcane variety called L 11-183 has been released for the 2018 planting season.
(Video 06-04-18) On this edition of Get It Growing, specialist Kiki Fontenot suggests strategies for rejuvenating your squash plants so they’re at their best.
(05/31/2018) Approximately 3,000 youth will spend a week swimming, canoeing and learning at 4-H camp at the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center.
(Video 05/31/18) Louisiana has seen a drastic reduction in wheat acres because of low yields and poor quality, but this year has been a successful one.
(Video 05/30/18) A hot and dry May has caused many farmers in Louisiana to begin irrigating their crops early in the growing season.
(05/25/18) In an area considered the northernmost point in the world for growing sugarcane, the Bain family has been raising the sweet stuff for generations.
(05/25/18) You’d think a vegetable with a name like yardlong bean would be incredibly productive — and you would be right..
(05/24/18) Visitors will have the opportunity to sample fruits and vegetables fresh from the garden at the annual Garden Fest on June 16.
(05/22/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — After a lengthy search, the LSU AgCenter has named Gillian Eggleston director of the Audubon Sugar Institute.
(Video 05/21/18) It’s good to plan ahead for the relentless heat to come. On this edition of Get It Growing
(05/18/18) Members of the Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association toured Tangipahoa Parish farms on May 16 to gain valuable information.
(5/18/18) Mosquitoes are just one pest prevalent in Louisiana and are vectors of numerous diseases harmful to humans.
(Video 05/16/18) To give school children in the New Orleans area a better understanding of agriculture, the LSU AgCenter helped develop AgMagic on the River.
(Video 05/16/18) While cotton acreage is increasing in neighboring states, Louisiana is experiencing a decline, mainly because of disappointing yields.
(05/17/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — As the weather warms up and outdoor cookouts ramp up, weight control is on a number of minds.
(05/18/18) Proper watering can mean life or death to newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs, ground covers, and bedding and vegetable transplants.
(05/16/18) The Evangeline Elementary School’s new 4-H Club toured Space Center Houston on May 9 to see how material they have learned in 4-H is applied.
(05/15/18) Louisiana Master Gardener volunteers were shown how valuable they are at a Master Gardener Appreciation Day held May 10.
(05/11/18) Five LSU College of Agriculture students received University Medals during the college’s commencement ceremony on May 11 .
(05/11/18) 23 students attended an LSU AgCenter prescribed burn workshop on May 8 to 10 to learn the proper use of fire to improve forests.
(05/11/18) More than 1,300 Iberia Parish third-graders took part in LSU AgCenter Ag Adventures May 9 and 10 to learn about agriculture.
(05/11/18) Some heat-loving herbs can be planted now for summer production.
(05/10/18) As demand grows for locally grown agricultural products, Louisiana fruit and vegetable growers are exploring production and marketing options.
(05/09/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — South Louisiana residents are seeing the annual night swarms of Formosan subterranean termites.
(05/07/18) The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days to help rice farmers learn about the latest recommended practices.
(05/04/18) More than 1,000 youth participated in the 2018 Louisiana Beef Industry Council 4-H/FFA State Beef Poster Contest.
(05/04/18) Some of my favorite plants for summer color are caladiums. You won’t find a better plant for reliable color in areas that get some shade.
(Video 05/03/18) Across Louisiana, drier weather is allowing farmers to plant much of the state’s soybean crop.
(Video 05/03/18) Wet, cool conditions this spring have Louisiana rice farmers playing catch-up in getting their fields planted and their crops up and growing.
(05/02/18) Fourth-grade students at Raintree Elementary School harvested and ate their first crop from the school garden on May 2.
(05/01/2018) Clover-covered pastures benefits both cattle and pollinators like honeybees.
(05/01/18) Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other animals do the important work of pollinating flowers and food crops.
(05/01/18) Cattle producers should not be overeager to plant multiple forage crops in their pastures, particularly if they do not have a specific purpose.
(05/01/18) Growing trends in the food industry will be featured at the 2018 Louisiana Food Processors Conference on June 5-6 in Baton Rouge.