Linda Benedict | 8/2/2016 1:54:29 PM
From sweet potatoes to mayhaws the horticulture industry in Louisiana is diverse and wide encompassing.
Over the past several years, the LSU AgCenter has received grants totaling more than $750,000 for research and promotion projects to support specialty crops.
Pecans and figs continue to be popular crops in Louisiana while continuous freezes have nearly decimated the peach industry.
Roses continue to be one of the most widely planted flowering shrubs in Louisiana.
Jason Stagg, Allen Owings and Gina Hebert
The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station created a new outreach program in 2015 to annually introduce and distribute unfamiliar plants.
Beekeepers are faced with numerous factors - pests, disease and loss of habitat - that can affect the health and well-being of their conlonies.
An idea born 15 years ago has become a bi-annual teaching tool that shows students how food get from the farm to their table.
With an array of beautiful colors and a variety of textures, lettuce has some of the widest ranges of selections within most of the vegetable crops grown today.
Every backyard garden needs at least one tomato plant, and certain varieties will do well in Louisiana.
Kathryn Fontenot and Robert Williams
Louisianans have various definitions of what constitutes a "Creole" tomato.
The landscape of south Louisiana has changed over the past century, and so has the mission of the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
Much of the decline in pollinator populations can be attributed to habitat loss, disease and parasites, pollution and pesticides.
Yan Chen, Steven Arthurs and Dennis Ring
Chilli thrips is native to south Asia and has become a worldwide pest of horticulture commodities, including tomatoes and strawberries.
Yan Chen and Rodrigo Diaz
With showy summer flowers, attractive bark color and brilliant fall foliage, crape myrtles are the most widely planted summer landscape tree in the South.
The three plants selected as Super Plants for 2016 bring the total number of plants in the program since it started five years ago to 35.
Virginia buttonweed is widely considered the most invasive weed infesting turfgrass in the South.
Chamberbitter, also called gripeweed or leaf flower, is a highly invasive summer annual broadleaf weed.
The sweet potato has a system of roots that allow it not only to obtain soil-based resources like water and nutrients but also store food reserves.
Topics include the invention of nanosalt to reduce salt content of foods, new Advanced Master Gardeners graduates, Provisia rice technology, and more.
Six College of Agriculture students received University Medals, a research project in Mozambique, fasion group has runway show, and more.