Since the beginnings of the land-grant system, publications have been one of the most important ways to get research-based educational material to the public. These publications have included one-page fact sheets, brochures, educational materials, documents and even books. Most of our publications are available online, hardcopy or both. Viewers can download documents from our Website or simply read them online.
You can see a listing of our publications by looking at our catalog. If hard copies of the publication are available, they can be ordered by clicking on the link provided on that page. This site also includes a link to the LSU AgCenter’s quarterly magazine, Louisiana Agriculture and select newsletters.
|4-H Youth Development|
|Crops & Livestock|
Agritourism Animal Nutrition Animal Reproduction Beef Best Management Practices Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Conservation Cotton Dairy Data and Statistics Farm Management Farm Equipment and Structures Louisiana Field Crops IPM Goats Grain Crops Horses Insect & Disease Control Pasture & Forage Crops Pecans Poultry Rabbits Rice Soil Fertility Soybeans Sugarcane Swine Technology Urban Agriculture Weed Control
|Family & Home|
|Food & Health|
|Just for Kids & Teens|
|Lawn & Garden|
|Money & Business|
|Pesticide Training & Safety|
In this issue:
Agriculture is big business in Louisiana — contributing billions of dollars to the economy, employing thousands of people and providing many of the products we use every day. From sugarcane and sweet potatoes to crawfish and catfish, with cattle, rice, cotton, soybeans, corn and much more in between, Louisiana agriculture provides a diverse range of commodities. It also provides jobs for thousands of farmers, fishers, foresters, ranchers and other agricultural producers, as well as thousands more involved in industries that handle food and fiber products along their way to consumers.
Opportunities for “horsing around” are endless in the summer. Horse shows, competitions, sales and trail rides are just a haul away. But hauling your horse during the hot and humid Louisiana summer can pose serious health risks, including dehydration, heatstroke and exhaustion.
Insect bite hypersensitivity — also called sweet itch, seasonal recurrent dermititis or Queensland itch — is a common ailment in horses during warmer weather. The culicoides midge (no-see-um gnat) bites the horse, causing an allergic reaction, inflammation, extremely itchy skin and hair loss along the chest, shoulders, face, mane, tail and midline of the abdomen. While there is no effective treatment, prevention and insect control are the best methods to manage this uncomfortable condition.
Varroa mites, honeybee parasites that spread the deformed wing virus, are a major source of colony death. To determine if you need to treat for mites, regular testing is recommended, especially in the late summer.