(Video 09/20/17) Louisiana soybean farmers are finding out this year’s wet weather is affecting the quality of the crop.
(Video 09/15/17) Many Louisiana sugarcane farmers were wondering if they ever were going to get their crop planted, especially after Tropical Storm Harvey.
(09/20/17) Learning about wildlife highlighted the Feliciana Wildlife Expo held at the LSU AgCenter Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station on Sept. 16.
(09/20/17) The LSU AgCenter and Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners hosted a Pollination Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Hammond Research Station.
(09/18/17) The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana to produce medical cannabis.
(09/15/17) Louisiana farmers are benefitting from long overdue dry weather that has allowed them to cut hay, harvest soybeans and plant sugarcane.
(09/15/17) September and early October are ideal for repotting tropical container plants that you have summered outdoors.
(09/13/17) A team of LSU AgCenter researchers led by Qinglin Wu is developing drilling fluids that include a component made from nontoxic biomass.
(09/13/17) Sustainable food production will be key to feeding a world population that will number 9.1 billion people by 2050.
(09/13/17) The LSU AgCenter will conduct the final MarketReady Workshop of 2017 at its St. Tammany Parish office in Covington on Oct. 31.
(09/12/17) A group of Chinese crocodile farmers, tanners and others who work in the industry visited the LSU AgCenter during a trip to Louisiana from Sept. 6-8.
(Video 09/18/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to promote better blooming on cannas and how to control persistent insect problems.
(Video 09/11/17) Horticulturist Dan Gill explains how porterweed can enhance your landscape in multiple ways.
(09/11/17) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will welcome the fall season with a Corn Maze Festival on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(09/11/17) LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will hold its annual landscape field day for industry professionals on Oct. 11.
(09/11/17) The Friends of the LSU Textile and Costume Museum will hold a Your Friends’ Closet Sale on Oct. 8 on the LSU campus.
(09/08/07) From babies to boomers, the West Carroll Parish community is embracing healthy living through active lifestyles and healthful eating.
(Video 09/06/17) While Tropical Storm Harvey caused some damage to Louisiana’s agriculture sector, farmers were spared from extensive losses.
(09/08/17)Before they die, most bromeliads will send up pups that can be used to grow the next generation.
(09/05/17) The LSU AgCenter will present Wine and Roses, an evening of cocktails and dinner at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on Oct. 11.
(09/01/17) Kurt Guidry has been named regional director for the LSU AgCenter Southwest Region.
(09/01/17) Now is an excellent time to assess your landscape and begin to make plans for planting this fall.
(08/31/17) Farmers Adam Habetz and Josh Sikes got their first look at their crops on Aug. 30 after Tropical Storm Harvey had passed over Calcasieu Parish.
(08/31/17) A team of LSU AgCenter researchers has received a four-year, $387,000 grant to evaluate the feedstock potential of energy crops with cover crops.
(08/21/17) Tje Children’s Garden at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will conduct a program on bees and plants that attract pollinators on Sept. 30.
(08/30/17) A flood-damaged home requires special attention as soon as possible to avoid further damage and health hazards.
(08/30/17) Ray McClain, LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, said deep floods should not be allowed to remain on crawfish ponds.
(08/28/17) LSU AgCenter youth development experts were recognized for achievement at the Louisiana Association of Extension 4-H Agents annual meeting.
(08/29/17) Louisiana native trees are resilient, and most can even withstand sporadic catastrophic flooding.
(08/29/17) LSU AgCenter has named Chiquita Briley as the Southeast Region director.
(08/28/17) Soil tests by the LSU AgCenter analyze the nutrient content and pH so experts can recommend any fertilizers and treatments needed.
(08/25/17) Agricultural producers are scrambling across southwest Louisiana to protect their livelihoods, making preparations in case Hurricane Harvey hits.
(08/25/17) Beef producers will gain a wealth of information at the annual Northeast Lo
(08/25/17) Knock Out roses are amazingly popular, and pruning them is not difficult.
(08/24/17) The 2017 rice harvest is wrapping up in south Louisiana with overall results considered fair because of unfavorable weather.
(Video 09/06/2017) The demand for crawfish and crawfish products is expanding outside of Louisiana.
(08/18/17) LSU AgCenter is working to develop early-maturing sweet potato varieties that would allow farmers to shave up to 20 days off the growing period.
(08/18/17) Louisiana 4-H wildlife team won third place at the National Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program contest held in Eatonton, Georgia, July 30 to Aug. 2.
(08/18/17) A daylong event featuring wildlife presentations and demonstrations will be held on Sept. 16 near Clinton.
(08/18/17) More different kinds of plants and products are available through mail-order than could ever be carried by our local nurseries.
(08/16/17) An LSU AgCenter researcher is working on ways to add value to the Louisiana crawfish crop.
(08/16/17) LSU AgCenter scientists have been awarded a three-year, $490,000 grant to study two insect-borne diseases that affect deer and cattle.
(08/15/17) The LSU AgCenter will host a state conference dedicated to farm to school initiatives on Oct. 24 in Baton Rouge.
(08/14/17) Louisiana FFA has two new leaders. Eric Smith is the organization’s executive director, and Cade LeJeune is its executive secretary.
(08/14/17) A delegation of Brazilian farmers toured the LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station on Aug. 3.
(Video 08/28/17) Dan Gill explores the amazing Sunfinity sunflower, which blooms in waves throughout the summer.
(Video 08/11/17) Summer temperatures may still be hot, but it’s time to plant fall tomatoes.
(08/11/17) The Eastern mole can be considered “nuisance wildlife” almost any time it invades landscapes.
“Louisiana’s Coast: Why is it Important?” was the theme for the fourth annual Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and 4-H Youth Wetlands Program poetry
(8/10/17) Louisiana corn farmers are harvesting what could be a record corn crop — when the weather allows them to run their combines.
(Video 08/09/17) A group of students in Washington Parish are waking up each weekday morning eager to go to summer school.
(08/10/17) The 2017 LSU AgCenter Marsh Maneuvers program brought 65 youth from 21 parishes to learn about the importance of the coastal environment.
(Video 08/09/17) Combines are in the fields across Louisiana harvesting the state’s corn crop.
(08/09/17) — Three Pointe Coupee Parish 4-H chefs showed the judges and the competition how seafood is done at the Great American Seafood Cook-off.
(08/09/17) The Louisiana Equine Council is preparing for its ranch relay team competition Sept. 9 at the Rice Arena in Crowley.
(07/25/17) The cooling temperatures of fall create an ideal time to visit Burden Museum & Gardens, located at 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.
(08/04/17) August is a transitional time in the vegetable garden, and some of the more heat-tolerant cool-season vegetables crops can be planted now.
(08/03/17) Two LSU AgCenter agents received top honors at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting held July 9-13.
(Video 07/26/17) Louisiana’s sugarcane crop seems to be in good shape despite seeing excessive rainfall.
(Video 07/26/17) Farmers are in the early stages of harvesting corn and rice while waiting on their soybean and cotton crops to mature.
(07/31/17) Owners of pigs need to take precautions against Seneca Valley Virus, a swine disease that has been detected in several states.
(07/31/17) Students at Wesley Ray Elementary School in Washington Parish are participating in a special summer educational program.
(Video 08/07/17) Zinnias are beautiful flowers for Louisiana landscapes. But, some of the typical varieties are prone to disease.
(Video 07/31/17) During this hottest time of summer, large numbers of people don’t typically flock to plant nurseries.
(07/31/17) Experts highlighted best management practices and pest management concerns facing producers during an interagency field tour and training July 18.
(07/28/17) The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee included in the 2018 Ag Appropriations Bill two directives to develop a program to manage Roseau cane.
(07/28/17) During dry spells, we may need to provide supplemental irrigation to flower beds, shrubs, lawns and newly planted trees.
(07/28/17) The National Association of County Agricultural Agents chose the Louisiana Master Farmer Program as the winner of a Search for Excellence Award.
(07/26/17) The 15th Annual Black Farmer’s Field Day was held on July 21 at Harper Armstrong’s farm near Bastrop.
(Video 07/24/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill discusses how to spruce up shady spots with plants that have it made in the shade.
(07/21/17) Deadheading is an important but often neglected gardening technique. It refers to pruning off old, faded flowers from a plant as it blooms.
(07/20/17) Walk-On’s has enlisted the help of the AgCenter Food Incubator to conduct nutrition analyses of its dishes.
(07/20/17) The spring and late-summer floods of 2016 were devastating for some farmers, but some relief is in sight.
07/20/17) Louisiana sugarcane growers and consultants heard about new varieties in the pipeline along with plant diseases and other topics during a field day.
(07/17/17) LSU AgCenter weed scientist speaking at a field day on July 13 warned farmers about ragweed infestations in their fields.
(Video 07/17/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how the fragrant butterfly ginger flourishes during the summer and survives the winter.