The eastern cicada killer wasp, Sphecius speciosus, is a large, solitary digger wasp that typically appears in Louisiana mid to late July.
Bumblebee pollination of small greenhouse tomato operations may not be the best option, but simple changes made a difference.
Sifting and disinfecting used perlite is a simple technique developed at the LSU AgCenter Red River Research Station to recycle perlite for repeat use as a growing media. The recycled perlite was used for 10 years so far with no negative impact on tomato yield.
Images of activities related to research concerning the fertilization of forest lands utilizing poultry litter.
Overview of research examining the use of poultry litter as fertilizer on production forest lands and the possible environmental effects.
This manual is intended to help small greenhouse tomato growers in Louisiana and elsewhere grow a successful crop using perlite or pine bark medium. Small growers can produce vine-ripened, high-quality fruit that can be delivered to the local market on the same day of harvest.
This Cotton Disease Atlas was prepared to assist cotton producers in the proper identification of cotton diseases and to create an awareness of the importance of cotton diseases.
Goals of the plant pathology program at the Red River Research Station
Cotton performance trials are conducted annually by LSU AgCenter scientists to evaluate lint yield, fiber quality and agronomic performance of cotton varieties and strains. The Cotton Variety Tests are conducted at four locations that represent the major cotton regions of Louisiana.