Fire ants, October, baits, insect growth regulators (IGR), corn grits, spinach, colonies, Extinguish, Extinguish Plus, Esteem, Logic, Award and Distance.
Muscadines, grape of the south, scuppernong vine, vineyard, pollination, carlos, cowart, topsail, fry, black fry, higgins, supreme, fruit, self-fruitful, bronze
strawberries, berries, Festival, Camino Real, Camarosa, San Andreas, October
September, lawn grasses, maintenance, winterizing, nitrogen, fertilizers, potassium, brown patch, fungal disease, landscaping, nutrients.
shrub roses, landscape roses, knockout, home run, carefree, lady elise may, belinda's dream, super plant,
ryegrass, soil pH, soil sample, grasses, oats, wheat, cereal rye, deer hunters, livestock pastures, armyworms, cool season forages, red clover, white clover
hunting, dove season, food plots, forages, deer, soil sample, cool season forages, pH, nitrogen, wheat, oats, rye, ryegrass, phosphorous, potassium
yellow jackets, wasps, insecticide, sevin, orthene, pyrethrin
bark, shedding, crape myrtle, drake elm, sycamore, river birch, bald cypress, chinese elms, eastern red cedar, exfoliating, chamberbitter, mimosa tree
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Pears, lenticels, tomatoes, weed control, organic mulches, Heatwave II, Solar Fire, Sun Master, Solar Set, Phoenix, Florida 91, Bella Rosa, irrigation tubing
Crape myrtle, fungal leaf spot, cercospora leaf spot, sooty mold, systematic fungicide, acephate, aphids, fertilome liquid systemic fungicide ii, crape murder
Soil sample, lime, garden problems, pH issues, food plots, red headed caterpillars, may beetle, june bugs, azaleas, rose bushes, sevin, orthene, dipel, spinosad
Annual lespedeza, common lespedeza, virginia button weed, vbw, msm, broadleaf, weed, 2,4-D
Star Bright, Summer Flavor 720, Sugar Baby, watermelon
Fertilization, woody plants, trees, bulls, cow herd, calving season, breeding season, vegetable gardening, tomatoes, southern peas, okra, summer squash
Howden, Connecticut Fields, New Moon (white), Lumina (white), Sorcerer (semi-vining), Spirit, Cargo, Charisma, Magic Lantern, Darling, Autumn Gold, Neon
There are a variety of ways in which trees can be damaged during construction.
When choosing palms, select ones that can withstand temperatures and soil conditions in your location.
Blueberries, antioxidant, climax, premier, brightwell, tifblue, powderblue
For the coming opening day of dove season I would plant brown top millet.
Crowder peas, purple hull peas, black-eyed peas, cream peas, Zipper Cream, Elite, Top Pick, Queen Anne, Texas Pinkeye
squash, cucurbit, monoecious, pollination, female flowers, male flowers, squash vine borers, Goldbar, Liberator III, Enterprise, Cougar, Multipik, Patriot II
Tomato, blossom-end rot, vegetable gardens, low soil pH, calcium, blossom-end rot, bacteria wilt
gardenia, thrips, aphids, hydrangea, summer flowering plants
Breeding season for beef operations
Choosing the perfect watermelon and problems with figs
Cercospora leaf spot in crape myrtles and citrus trees with wet soil conditions
Technique for removing bats from your property.
Slugs & Snails
Growers who want to sell Halloween pumpkins need to plant about July 20 to have them in the market and ready before Halloween.
Nutrients in the soil such as phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc and copper are like money in your checking account.
Learn more about bark lice which lives in cracks of trees and when should you plant your vegetables in the garden.
They're really just wasps but they are wasps with an attitude.
Oxygen levels in a pond are critical and at their lowest levels during the heat of summer.
Hunters are notorious for pushing the envelope on planting dates for food plots. They get anxious and want to plant early.
Timing of planting is always an issue and Mother Nature does not always cooperate.
Lawn Winterizing & Fall Gardening
Louisiana Irises & Poinsettias
Tips on landscaping your yard.
This article gives you tips on keeping a green lawn all year.
Tips on planting and harvesting garlic.
Tips on fireplace safety including, firewood, chimney sweeping & Christmas trees
Tips on pecan trees.
Tips on leaf color changes and poinsettias.
Tips on citrus trees and freezing conditions
Some practical gift ideas.
Scales & Lichen.
Tips on mirlitons, satsumas, lemons, navel oranges, etc.
Red-headed azalea caterpillar & tips on sweet potatoes.
Sod webworms, chinch bugs.
Planting snap beans and tips on carpenter bees.
Information on crane flies and fire blight.
Tips on crabgrass and how to deal with quince rust.
Tips on damaged African Lilies, sago palms and fertilizing trees.
Tips on ground covers, including liriope, ornamental grasses, monkey grass.
Tips on different varieties of roses.
Pruning citrus, berry producing plants, etc.
Planting irish potatoes.
peach trees, irish potatoes, fruit trees, root rot
Crape myrtle trees, sooty mold, insect, honey dew sugary substance
fire ants, insecticides, mounds, Ortho Fire Ant Killer, Orthene 75S, Acephate 75S, Extinguish, Award, Logic, Distance, Spectracide Fire Ant Bait, bait strips
Azaleas, azalea leaf gall, vines, pruning
Nitrogen, fertilizer, Bayer Advanced Southern Weed Killer, Trimec, Fertilome Weed Free Zone, Ortho Weed-B-Gon, sticker weeds
Tips on fresh vegetables including tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplant
Information on pecan phylloxera & tips on planting field corn
Planting sweet corn and corn earworms
Tips on composting leaves
Shrub roses, also called landscape roses, are different than the traditional hybrid tea roses.
You can plant container grown woody shrubs and trees almost any time of the year but November is the single best month to plant them.
Citrus has had its share of problems this year. Now that satsumas are getting ripe homeowners and producers are seeing yet another problem.
Along with planting wildlife food plots and cool season pastures for livestock, it is time to start the fall garden as well.
If you are seeing large brown spots in the lawn with very little grass left sod webworms are the culprit.They are caterpillars that like to feed on grass blades
I have had reports of large areas in lawns that were turning brown just prior to the flood but I did not get to see them before the flood.
In the midst of flood clean up I could see Knock Out Roses starting a new bloom cycle.
Wow! It is the only word that I can think of to describe the flooding devastation I seen. Mountains of people's possessions line the street.
When growing plants, whether farming or gardening, you are always at the mercy of the weather. Needless to say, this year is no exception.
Two of the most important spring time management practices for the lawn are fertilization and weed control.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. I am always on the lookout for items that the farmer, outdoorsman and gardener could use to make life easier and it just so happens that they would also make good gift ideas for the ones who are still on your Christmas list.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. On of the post-Thanksgiving rituals for many is getting the family Christmas tree, It is a great memory to load up the children and go out to a local Christmas tree farm and let everyone get involved in selecting just the right tree.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. For those who would like to have a green lawn all winter long I would go ahead and start planning ryegrass now.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. Composting is by far the best option for dealing with leaves. We are recycling nutrients for soil improvement and conserving precious landfill space.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. If you want fresh garlic for your favorite dishes such as roast, chili, gravies and sauces then you will need to plant by the end of November.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. If you have been munching on some fresh satsumas and think you might like your own supply, November is a great time to plant trees.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. I know that those who have planted winter pastures and food plots alike were happy to see the rain but they are also anxious about the effects of that much rain.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. November is the best time to plant container grown woody ornamentals and trees in your landscape so make your fall planting plans now.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. In my early years there were growers of cut flower mums that were grown for All Saints Day. This time of the year as the mums begin to show color it was beautiful to go into the fields and see thousands of mums of various colors and sizes that would be used for decorating graves.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. The popular topic of conversation at the fair this past week was when is it going to rain. Not sure about the when and how much but you could take advantage of the dry days of October to clean up your fire ant populations before winter.
Weekly news article form LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. If you still have your poinsettias from last year it is time to control their darkness period if you want them to have colored bracts at Christmas.
Weekly news article form LSU AgCener county agent Kenny Sharpe. You may have noticed your trees with webs up in the leaf canopy lately. We are experiencing an unusually heavy infestation of fall webworms
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. Ryegrass pastures make excellent winter feed for livestock and the recommended time for planting in south Louisiana is September 20th - October 15th.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. Galls can be caused by several sources but usually it is an insect. This one is called oak plum gall or acorn plum gall and it is caused by a wasp.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. I have received several large hornet-looking insects on my desk recently from worried homeowners who want to know if this is a super specie of hornet.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. I have notice hurricane lilies emerging recently. It gets the name hurricane lily from the timing of the bloom, which usually is September during hurricane season and they typically appear after a strong late summer rain.
Weekly news article form LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. Lawn grasses seem to have most of their troubles when coming out of winter dormancy and into early spring. I think you can trace a lot of those problems back to how well the lawn grasses where doing in the fall.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. Wildlife food plots are nothing more than winter pastures that cattlemen have been planting for many years. The idea is to plant cool season forages that are attractive to deer and usually those are the same things that are attractive to cattle.
Weekly news article from LSU AgCenter county agent Kenny Sharpe. Last week I gave you some of the detrimental effects of the extreme heat on plants. Another problem area is in the fish pond. I have heard from a number of people who woke up to floating fish in their ponds recently.