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. 

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Fall 2016 Louisiana Magazine

The Fall 2016 issue of Louisiana Agriculture features the 4-H program in Louisiana. It includes articles about 4-H programs on coastal and wetlands

2015 Louisiana Summary: Agriculture and Natural Resources

This publication tabulates the value of Louisiana agriculture in 2015. Agents and specialists of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, as well as other agencies – both private and public – compiled the data. Their analyses focus on the animal, forestry, fisheries, plant and wildlife commodities that comprise our vital agricultural industry. Agricultural and natural resource industries contribute significantly to our state’s economy with the potential for increased economic benefits and job creation through value-added processing in urban and rural communities throughout Louisiana.

2017 Plant Disease Management Guide

This guide for 2017 contains suggestions for management of the most important or more prevalent diseases of Louisiana plants. It includes information on fungicides, bactericides and nematicides, as well as safety precautions for using them.

2017 Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide

This guide was compiled by LSU AgCenter experts and includes regulations, precautions and suggestions for pest control in Louisiana. Detailed topics include drift of pesticides, hazards of pesticides to beneficial insects and wildlife, phytotoxicity and use of beneficial insects to control pest populations. A section on organic gardening also is included.

2017 Louisiana Chemical Weed Management Guide

This 2017 guide includes helpful information on herbicides and weed control with detailed suggestions for aquatics, commercial nursery stock, field crops, forestry, fruit crops, home gardens, lawns and many other Louisiana crops. It includes information on different types of herbicide registrations, as well as information on herbicide labels and restricted uses. Also included are sprayer calibration techniques, suggestions for reducing herbicide drift and a guide to proper spray tip selection.

Cotton Varieties for Louisiana

Cotton varieties are managed using practices that follow LSU AgCenter recommendations and demonstrate commercial operations as closely as possible. All entries in the trials are replicated four times, and results are compiled for average performance after one or two years of testing.

Rice Varieties and Management Tips

2017 recommendations for rice varieties and management tips for them. Decisions about rice varieties are some of the most critical you will make, and those decisions have to be made early each year. The information in this publication will help you decide which rice varieties are best suited to your particular growing conditions.

Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide

Producing vegetables is a favorite hobby for many people. Homegrown vegetables have better flavor because they are harvested closer to their peak ripeness, which enables the production of more of their natural sugars. Plus, there is complete joy in watching a small seed develop into a delicious treat!

Gardening provides a means of exercise, recreation and therapy, as well as opportunities for many to experience nature. Statements such as “Let me show you my garden” or “I grew that” give a sense of self-satisfaction.

Home vegetable gardens range in size from a single potted plant to large gardens. Make your garden the size that will meet your needs without becoming a burden.

Horticulture Hints Winter 2016

In this issue: Louisiana Super Plants, Winter Work, Don't Encourage Termites, Growing Amaryllis Bulbs, What’s In a Name?, Checklist for December, January, February, Vegetable Gardening, Yummy to You, Me and the Bees, Perk Up Your Winter Garden With Pansies, Bleak Time for Turfgrass Begins in December, Gardeners Can Help Feed Their Communities

Sorghum Hybrids That Offer Some Protection From Sugarcane Aphid With Expected Availability in 2016

Cooperative Standards Adopted by Louisiana Pollinator Cooperative Conservation Program

This fact sheet provides information on how Louisiana beekeepers, farmers, landowners and pesticide applicators can work together to protect the state's pollinators from accidental exposure to pesticides.

Louisiana Agriculture Magazine

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