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Why plant winter annual forage crops? These crops grow and provide grazing during the cool-season when bermudagrass and bahiagrass pastures are dormant.
Pesticide Stewardship of Specialty Crops: Train the Trainer Handbook
Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
For the corn and sorghum industry to remain viable, it is essential that producers and consultants be able to manage weed, insect and disease issues.
This document can be used to learn how to schedule irrigation for crops using multiple tools.
This publication contains information about rearing giant salvinia weevils in outdoor ponds. Pdf is 16 pages. Pub 3551
Overview of steps that need to be taken if there is a flood in your pesticide storage unit.
Irrigation water management concepts and terms defined so anyone can communicate about irrigation.
Pre-harvest sprouting impacts yield losses due to shattering, lower grades and test weights.
Mirlitons are susceptible to a common fungal disease called powdery mildew. Mirliton powdery mildew is caused by Podosphaera xanthii.
Oleander leaf scorch (OLS) is a deadly disease of oleander that was first reported in California in the early 1990s.
Microorganisms are found nearly everywhere - in water, air, dust, and soil; in most non-processed foods; and in all decaying matter.
When you return to your home, make sure you assess all food and food preparation areas and equipment carefully.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
Repetitive flooding affects thousands of Louisiana homes and businesses. In this publication and its companion videotape, a procedure to demonstrate a non-invasive method to flood proofing is explained as it was demonstrated by a Michigan contractor. Special attention is given to adapting the technology for use in Louisiana’s floodplains.
Elevating or moving slab-built structures has been practiced for many years in a handful of states.
Elevation is the most reliable method of reducing damage from floods.
The cost of elevating a slab using this method, from planning through landscaping, will usually be about half the cost of rebuilding.
The final elevation of your home or business may be set by building codes, subdivision covenants or engineering limitations.
The complete elevation project includes: design and drafting; preliminary site work; the elevation itself; rehabilitating the building with porches, etc.
There are a lot of decisions to make as you plan your elevation project. One of the biggest decisions is how high to go.
Ground-level building slabs in Louisiana are from 4 inches thick for residences to 6 to 8 inches thick for light commercial structures.
Elevation of a slab-built structure is “construction” or “development” in the legal sense of those words.
One of the most important decisions a forage producer must make is which variety or varieties to plant. Many forage varieties are marketed in Louisiana.
The phrase “wet floodproofing” may sound like a contradiction, but it is the label used to refer to a collection of methods intended to reduce damage to a building when flooding occurs. This publication explains how wet floodproofing lets water into the building but protects the structure, contents and building systems independently.
Information about fireflies and pesticides.
Information regarding mosquito-borne pathogens.
Information regarding protection from mosquito bites.
Information regarding scabies mites. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite.
Information regarding Zika virus. Zika is a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Rose rosette disease is caused by a virus known as Rose rosette virus. It is a devastating disease of roses – particularly since all cultivars are susceptible.
Downy mildew of sweet basil is a destructive disease that was first detected in the United States in 2007.
Citrus greening, also known as yellow shoot disease or huanglongbing, is one of the most devastating diseases of citrus worldwide.
Lichens are fascinating plants. They are composed of two different organisms – a fungal partner and a photosynthetic partner living in a symbiotic relationship.
Bacterial gall on Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense) is caused by a plant pathogenic bacterium called Pseudomonas savastanoi.
Sweet olive is susceptible to a bacterial disease called leaf scorch, which is caused by Xylella fastidiosa.