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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.
Bitter rot of apple is a fungal disease commonly caused by two species known as Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and C. acutatum.
What is avian influenza (bird flu)? What are the hosts for avian influenza? How is avian influenza transmitted from bird to bird? What are the signs of avian influenza in birds? Find these answers and more in this one-page fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
Peppers are a popular crop in the home garden, especially in Louisiana. These colorful fruit range from sweet and mild to hot in flavor.
Tips for the home gardener on planting onions, shallots, garlic and leeks, plus information on their pests and diseases.
Tips for planting broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower in the home garden.
The eggplant is believed to be a native vegetable of the Far East. Nutritionally, it is a good source of fiber and is high in Vitamin B and K. (PDF format only)
Squash and pumpkins are among the most popular and productive warm- season vegetables in Louisiana. This publication includes information on the varieties, culture, pollination and pest problems of both squash and pumpkins. (PDF Format Only)
The tomato is one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. It requires little space when staked and tied and can produce 5 or more pounds of usable fruit per plant. Find information on varieties, soils, cultural practices and common pests and diseases. (PDF Format Only)
Every year around the milk or “roasting ear” stage, we begin to wonder how good the corn crop is going to be.
2016 Louisiana Summary: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Irish potatoes are a cool-season vegetable grown in the late winter and spring in Louisiana and, to some extent, in late summer and fall. This publication includes information on varieties, insects, diseases, harvesting and storing of Irish potatoes. (PDF Format Only)
Recommendations on sweet corn varieties, cultural practices, diseases and pests for the home gardener.
Beef cattle pose special problems when it comes to mass evacuation, so plans should be made weeks in advance of a potential disaster. (PDF Format Only)
Because of their relatively small size compared to cattle and horses, mass evacuation of goats and sheep is possible if plans are made weeks in advance of a potential disaster. (PDF format only)
Well in advance of a potential disaster, producers should evaluate their herd health programs with their veterinarian. Horses that undergo evacuation either before or after a disaster will be stressed and are likely to be commingled with other horses and livestock. (PDF Format Only)
Cattle, goats, horses, pigs and sheep surviving hurricanes or other disasters are vulnerable to several diseases, including infectious diseases and toxicities. (PDF Format Only)
Although cattle can survive for days without food, a supply of clean, fresh water is essential to keep animals alive following a disaster. Rules of thumb for calculating necessary trough space also included.
Meeting the most basic nutrient requirements needed for survival should be the goal when feeding cattle following a disaster. Feeding basics, feeding water-damaged hay or feed and salvaging flood-damaged hay and feeds included.
Biosecurity plans control the introduction and spread of disease by evaluating and addressing the primary routes of disease transmission. An effective biosecurity plan will control several diseases at one time. (PDF Format Only)
Hurricane Katrina was devastating to Louisiana’s dairy producers. However, advanced planning can help producers minimize the loss of animal lives and the health problems associated with all disasters. (PDF format only)
Cucumber is a warm-season vegetable that yields a high return for the space it occupies.
Woody Plants (Forestry) Chemical Weed Control.
Vegetable Crops (commercial) Chemical Weed Control.
2017 Louisiana Suggested Chemical Weed Management Guide table of contents.
Soybean Chemical Weed Control.
Oats, Wheat, Barley and Rye Chemical Weed Control.
Rice Chemical Weed Control.
Weed Control Guide - information on recrop intervals.
Chemical Weed Control for Permanent Pastures With White or Ladino Clover, Permanent Pasture Without Legume, Forage Sorghum or Sorghum Sudan Hybrids, Bermuda Establishment (Sprigging Only) and Alfalfa.
Nozzle types and suggested uses. Recommended procedures for reducing pesticide drift.
Chemical weed control for perennial, broad-leaf and grassy weeds; poison ivy and other vines.
Lawns and Other Turf Areas Chemical Weed Control.
Introduction, Other Useful Internet Sites, Web Addresses for Chemical Companies.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
Grain Sorghum Chemical Weed Control.
Common and chemical names of herbicides.
Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Citrus, Grapes (Muscadine and Bunch), Mayhaws, Peaches and Pecans Chemical Weed Control
Louisiana Suggested Weed Management Guide for Cotton.
Chemical Weed Control For Corn Crops.
Conversion tables for weight, temperature, speed, length, area and liquid measure.
Chemical Weed Control for Herbaceous and Woody Plants.
Two different calibration procedures for determining the correct vehicle speed, tip and pressure to create a desired application rate.
Weed Control in Ponds and Lakes.
Glyphosate products and formulations.
Complete pdf of 2017 Chemical Weed Management Guide -- 218 pages. Download the complete pdf for free.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused tidal surges and concerns about salt deposition in soil. The unprecedented flooding inundated almost 40,000 acres of sugarcane in the state’s coastal parishes. (PDF Format Only)
Storms can bring high winds, heavy rains and lightning strikes that cause trees to lose branches, split, break and uproot. Find out what to do after a storm and before the next storm approaches. (PDF Format Only)
Mirlitons are susceptible to a common fungal disease called powdery mildew. Mirliton powdery mildew is caused by Podosphaera xanthii.
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Complete book - 326 pages
Citrus leaves, blooms, aroma and color add to the aesthetic value of the landscape. This 16-page, full-color guide includes recommended varieties and descriptions; tips on site selection, planting, spacing and pruning; and images of citrus insect pests and common citrus diseases. (PDF format only)
A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively.This fact sheet provides do-it-yourself mold cleanup steps.Pub 2949-B
It’s time to pull out your family disaster plan. Even if you don’t have one, there are still things you can do!
Farm animals can carry germs that make people sick, but some simple precautions can keep our kids healthy.
Basics of forage quality analysis and how such an analysis relates to the nutritional needs of a beef cow and/or replacement heifer. (PDF format only)
Sugarcane is the highest-valued row crop grown in Louisiana. For sugarcane production to continue to thrive in Louisiana, responsible management of soil and water resources should be a priority. This guide lists the Best Management Practices (BMPs) to use in Louisiana sugarcane production. (PDF Format Only)
Winter squash grown fresh for you in Louisiana.
Mushrooms grown fresh for you in Louisiana.
Strawberries grown fresh for you in Louisiana.
Citrus grown fresh for you in Louisiana.
Cucumbers grown fresh for you in Louisiana.
Sweet potatoes grown fresh for you in Louisiana.
This fact sheet provides information on returning the malnourished horse to appropriate body condition.
Fact sheet on Equine Infectious Anemia. Information about EIA transmission, diagnosis and Louisiana requirements.
The projected Louisiana gross farm value of harvested forest products decreased by 10.96 percent during the 2016 calendar year.
During pregnancy, your immune system is altered, which makes it harder for your body to fight off certain harmful foodborne pathogens.
Las mejores practicas para garantizer la inocuidad de lost alimentos en granjas.
Control information for the sugarcane borer and other insect pests of sugarcane – cultural practices and varietal resistance.
The LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Youth Development Program continues to build a legacy of caring, competent youth who will offer strong vibrant leadership.
Louisiana's warm, humid weather encourages the development of several serious diseases that can damage rose bushes. This publication describes the major rose diseases found in Louisiana and offers disease management tips. (PDF Format Only)