During the late summer and fall is the best time to get ready for potential winter hazards.
The 4-H Leader Update is the monthly newsletter for organizational leaders and parent volunteers involved in the 4-H program in Lafayette Parish.
In this issue: Almost harvesttime, pest management, cotton news and more.
Class schedule for Fall 2018.
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.
Hydrangeas are known for their extraordinary blooms and ‘Limelight’ produces a bright lime-green to white inflorescence that is sure to impress.
Louisiana Rice Field Notes Newsletter, July 27, 2018
Walk among butterflies, make hummingbird banding, take pictures of pollinators, build bee hotels and house, and more.
In this issue: Too hot, too dry; Harvest preparations; Pest management; WPS training; and more.
Thursday, October 4, 2018, the LSU AgCenter will host the SELNA Trade Show at the Hammond Research Station.
Controlling internal parasites in grazing cattle has a significant positive return on investment; in most cases greater than any other management practice.
Louisiana Rice Field Notes Newsletter, July 23, 2018
In this issue: The Science of Substrates; Where are our Olive Trees Now?; Sedge Control in Landscape Beds.
In this issue: 2018 Louisiana Super Plants, Louisiana Home Lawn Series - Common Lespedeza, Soil Testing, Virginia Buttonweed, and more.
In this issue: Exobasidium Leaf Gall, Salvias in Hammond, Figs in the south, Henry's Garnet Virginia Willow and more.
This annual course attracts processors from both the U.S.A. and overseas.
In this issue: Nematode damage ramps up by midsummer, Eight soybean growth stages, Large bollworm flight the week of July 4, and more.
Pictures taken at the awards banquet.
Many weeds in the landscape can cause a gardener to gripe.
Scientists with the LSU AgCenter annually evaluate cotton varieties at four locations that represent Louisiana’s cotton-producing regions.
It's a very unique and interesting way to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Blackberries are by far one of the easiest fruit crops to grow in south Louisiana.
Sugarcane is a perennial crop with seedcane expansion, initial crop planting and succeeding harvests occurring over a period of several years.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Mitr Phol Group in Thailand toured the Institute’s outstanding sugar processing facilities.
Louisiana Rice Field Notes Newsletter, May 29, 2018
In this issue: Tips for late-planted soybeans, Reproductive growth stages of corn, Thrips, mites showing up in Louisiana cotton, and more.
There is nothing more frustrating for a home gardeners than to see the fruits of their labors lost to diseases and pests.
PDF: 03/27/2018) Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry press release declaring emergency quarantine for roseau cane scale.
This article contains a link to this publication first published online on May 15, 2018.
PDF: 5/16/2018) AgCenter update to Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on roseau cane scale research.
Dr. Ian Knight reprises contents of the April 6 webinar conducted by Dr. Rodrigo Diaz, Dr. Ian Knight, and Madeline Gill.
Late April to early May is a great time to lift or dig these spring-flowering bulbs from the garden where possible.
In this issue: Corn growing season cool so far, Entomology news: Foliar insecticide decisions, Avoiding the train wreck of planting dirty, and more!
Louisiana Rice Field Notes Newsletter, April 20, 2018
Soil is one of the most important factors to manage when growing fruits, vegetables, turf or ornamentals.
Mrs. Blue Rolfes has been a community advocate for 4-H since 1978.
Ms. Mary Ann says that working with youth is her pride and joy and that’s evident in her many accolades.
Mr. David Williams was an integral part of the 4-H family since 1977.
LSU has played a critical role in the breeding and development of many cultivars that you can find at nurseries and garden centers.
Margie Yates Jenkins, Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Early Emergence ALERT, Take All Root Rot, Clumping Bamboo Winter Damage, No Math Sprayer Calibration Guide.
Welcome Dr. Jeb Fields and Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson, AAS Trials, Spring Garden Shows and Activities, Tough varieties lasted through the winter and more.
Louisiana Rice Field Notes Newsletter, April 5, 2018
This is Policy Statement 44 (PS-44) which explains reimbursement of professional dues.
This issue of the newsletter - Chew on This, Get Moving, Nutrition tips,Get Growing, Healthy Communities Showcase and Striring it Up
Important dates, reminders, opportunities ahead, what's happening in West Carroll, and additional contests.
Virginia buttonweed, torpedograss, dallisgrass, dollarweed, common bermudagrass, dichondra (ponyfoot), purple and yellow nutsedge, green kyllinga, and more.
In this issue: Soybean decisions made at planting; symptoms and management of rust and scab in wheat; track corn growth and development.
Louisiana Rice Field Notes Newsletter, March 15, 2018
The number one priority of a good soil fertility program should be the soil pH.
This report provides information about funding sources, program highlights for the area and local issues that are being faced by the parish.
Vegetables are typically divided into two categories based on how we plant them into the garden.
This spreadsheet calculates the per hour and per acre cost of conducting a field activity using the tractor and implement combination you select.
Public concern over the effects of agriculture and forestry production practices on environmental quality has grown in recent years.
BMPs for swine farms are a specific set of practices used by farmers to reduce the amount of soil, nutrients, pesticides and microbial contaminants.
Sweet potatoes are the single most important vegetable crop in Louisiana in terms of acreage planted and economic value.
These BMPs for Louisiana sugarcane production are offered primarily for the purpose of conserving and protecting soil and water resources.
Rice is one of the most important crops produced in Louisiana based both on the total acreage grown and its economic value.
Most of the water in Louisiana rivers and lakes comes from rainfall runoff.
BMPs for poultry farms are a specific set of practices used by farmers.
Crawfish farming is considered by many to be a relatively
environmentally friendly use of land.
BMPs for livestock farms are a specific set of practices used by farmers to reduce the amount of soil, nutrients, pesticides and microbial contaminants.
The primary purpose for implementation of BMPs is to conserve and protect soil, water and air resources.
BMPs for Soybeans, Cotton, Wheat, Corn and Feed Grains.
On January 24th, 2017, Phase I & II of the Master Farmer University was held at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Thursday April 5, 2018, from 9 am until 2 pm at the Hammond Research Center.
When spring is in the air, many of us are thinking about sprucing up our yards.
Become a certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes.
Anyone with a willingness to learn and desire to help others can become a Master Gardener.
The Louisiana School Garden electronic newsletter is designed to help educators and students use the school garden.
In this issue: When to plant corn, corn has two kinds of roots, USDA has announced cotton variety estimates, make irrigation plans and more.
This is the idea of incorporating plant material that is edible into the landscape, instead of an isolated or defined food-growing area.
Table 1. Symptoms, source of inoculum and management of corn diseases.
Performance of grain sorghum hybrids is annually evaluated by Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES) researchers in Official Variety Trials (OVT’s).
Snow Day at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station
Dec 8, 2017, 11 New AAS Winners for 2018, What is "New" Horticulture, Gardening After a Freeze, and more.
Greenhouse Grower 2017 LSU Field Trials Results, Planting Trees and Shrubs in Winter, "Crape Murder", Edible Ornamental Redbor Kale, Featured Plant Varieties
The LSU AgCenter Children’s Garden Series hosted by the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners is a must do and any child.
Crape myrtle Bark Scale Management Updates, Industry's Top 10 at Hammond Research Station Landscape Horticulture Field Day, Winterizing Your Lawn, and more.
Information for parents regarding Summer Camp at Grant Walker Educational Center.
Growing Olives in Louisiana: An Initial Evaluation, Insect and Disease Challenges for Growing the Tea Plant, 'White Wedding' Hydrangea paniculata, and more.
Emerald Ash Borer Has New Hosts, Management of Phytophthora aka 'Plant Destroyer', Featured Plant Variety, Impact of Preemergence Herbicides.
Preventive measures can help protect cattle during the winter months.
The unrecovered planting costs for Sugarcane.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture