"Plant with Potential" is a new outreach program created at the Hammond Research Station to annually introduce and distribute ornamental plants.
An introductory fact sheet about chilli thrips biology, economic damage, management and research updates.
Entomosporium leaf spot, caused by the fungus Entomosporium mespili (formerly E. maculatum), is a common disease of various woody ornamentals in the family Rosaceae.
Azaleas are spring showoffs, even though some newer varieties now bloom in other seasons.
There are seven new lantanas from Plant Introductions in Georgia that we are evaluating at the Hammond Research Station.
Crape myrtles are the most popular summer flowering landscape tree in Louisiana. Here are the keys to blooming issues.
Lantana lace bugs have been very abundant in south Louisiana landscapes the past two years. Here is some identification and control information.
The 'Drift' series roses from Conard-Pyle are being evaluated in landscape studies at the LSU AgCenter's Burden Center. Colors are red, pink, coral and peach. New for 2010 will be apricot and sweet.
Green industry professionals attending the landscape horticulture field day at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station in June were given the opportunity to “pick their winning plants” from the sun garden evaluation trial gardens at the station.
A handy reference chart with information on changing soil pH with lime and sulfur applications.
Unfortunately, some plants used for landscapes in Louisiana are considered poisonous in some situations. Click on the link for a list of some that are commonly grown.
A current effort at the Hammond Research Station is the development of a “firewise” landscape around the new office building. We do not hear a lot about this topic in Louisiana, but “firewise” effort in home construction and landscaping needs to be considered.
How long does it take for a newly planted tree to become fully established in the landscape? How much irrigation is required during establishment?
A demonstration of different landscape mulch materials is on-going at the Hammond Research Station. Here are photos of the different mulches currently being evaluated.
(For Release On Or After 06/17/11) There is still time to add colorful bedding plants to your landscape, but it’s important for you to choose plants that are able to thrive in the intense heat of a Louisiana summer. Summer bedding plants come in a variety of heights, textures and colors, and they are adapted to grow in everything from moist, shady areas to hot, dry, sunny locations.