(02/24/17) There is a need for people – particularly those with children and pets – to be aware that poisonous plants exist in our landscapes and our homes.
(Video 02/22/17) Nearly 2,100 youth from across Louisiana participated in LSU AgCenter Livestock Show, taking home ribbons and important life lessons.
(Video 02/22/17) A recent run of low commodity prices and last year’s disastrous weather have taken a toll on Louisiana farmers.
(02/21/17) In addition to selecting winning animals, judges also identified individual contestants for showmanship skills at the LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(02/21/17) Hundreds of young people from across Louisiana were named state champions during the 82nd Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show held Feb. 11-18.
(02/21/17) Six exceptional youths were named winners of the Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Award at the 82nd annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(02/20/17) Three Louisiana 4-H’ers and two FFA members were honored for outstanding work ion Feb. 18 at the 82nd annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(02/17/17) Four LSU graduate students and two retired LSU AgCenter faculty were honored at the Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference.
(02/17/17) Every year, Louisiana gardeners see amazingly beautiful beds of pansies, violas, dianthus, snapdragons and many others.
(02/13/17) New worker protection standards will require more work and record-keeping on farm operations.
(02/15/17) Louisiana 4-H’ers representing various boards from across the state showed appreciation to school board members at their state conference on Feb. 10.
(02/15/17) Louisiana photographers who want to submit photographs for the LSU AgCenter 2018 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar have a few days to enter.
(02/15/17) The 27th annual Florida Parishes Forestry Forum will be held on March 17 at the University Center at Southeastern Louisiana University.
(02/15/17) The Florence and Charles Crowder Camellia Collection was dedicated at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on Feb. 12.
(02/14/17) Lauren Martin spent her winter break with seven other students studying food and culture in Athens, Nafplion and Aegina, Greece.
(02/13/17) Continuously growing cotton or soybeans in the same field can result in a buildup of reniform nematodes, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist said.
(02/13/17) The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center will offer a Lead Certified Renovator training course on Feb. 23.
(02/10/17) Elizabeth Orgeron discovered that learning to sew could be a challenge when her sewing machine stopped stitching her Sleeping Beauty eye mask.
(02/10/17) A scientist from a Bangladeshi university recently completed a three-month stay at an LSU AgCenter research station.
(02/10/17) The LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture have named Phil Elzer director of the School of Animal Sciences.
Gardeners are often faced with small spaces when landscaping.
(02/09/17) The Gulf District of the American Rose Society has named Mrs. B.R. Cant as the 2017 Gulf District Rose of the Year.
(02/09/17) The St. James 4-H Foundation recently donated money to the Louisiana 4-H Foundation to establish the Kermit Coulon Memorial Scholarship.
(Video 02/08/17) The LSU AgCenter hosted groups of sixth-graders to showcase agricultural research and career opportunities in a fun and interactive way.
(02/09/17) Several new innovations will make rice production easier in the coming years,
(02/09/17) The effects of the Trump administration’s policies pose a mixed bag of possibilities for American rice, a USA Rice official said.
(02/08/17) As winter weather warms and spring approaches, Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities to help people enjoy the changing season.
(02/06/17)The Yoga for Kids program aims to teach teachers, 4-H agents, community volunteers and others use elements of yoga with the youth they serve.
(02/06/17) Officials recognized the 40th anniversary of the LSU AgCenter Acadiana District Livestock Show at Blackham Coliseum recently.
(02/06/17) Allen Owings, an AgCenter commercial ornamental horticulture specialist, received the Henry Covington Extension Award for Horticulture Professionals.
(Video 02/06/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to detect and combat the destructive spider mite.
(02/03/17) Three LSU AgCenter researchers and a Louisiana rice farmer were honored recently at the National Conservation Systems Conference.
(02/03/17) “Crape murder” is the term that has been coined to describe severely cutting back crape myrtle trees.
(02/02/17) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will present the seventh annual Brush With Burden art exhibition on March 12-19.
(02/02/17) Several LSU AgCenter scientists discussed their work on row crop management practices a conservation conference.
(02/02/17) Northeast Louisiana landowners learned more about enhancements available through a national conservation program at a meeting held Jan. 25.
(02/02/17) The America Garden Rose Selections program recently announced winning varieties for 2017.
(02/01/17) The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Master Gardeners will present a spring garden forum from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 in DeRidder.
(02/01/17) Agricultural producers from across the state earned certification credit at a one-day Master Farmer University held Jan. 24.
(01/31/17) A leading contemporary portrait painter will present a seminar on March 11 as a prelude to the Brush with Burden art exhibition.
(01/31/17) A workshop on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in agriculture will be held March 16 at the State Evacuation Center in Alexandria.
(01/30/17) The LSU AgCenter will host two agritourism safety workshops in March to help people who use their lands for educational or recreational purposes.
(Video 01/30/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a new cultivar of bald cypress that resembles a weeping willow.
(01/27/17) Seven Louisiana 4-H’ers attended the 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration event in Washington D.C.
(01/27/17) ABBEVILLE, La. – Citrus trees that dropped leaves and fruit after the recent freeze should survive, according to LSU AgCenter horticulture experts.
(01/27/17) Most roses need at least some annual pruning in the last week of January in south Louisiana through mid-February in north Louisiana.
(01/26/17) HAMMOND, La. – The annual Camellia Garden Stroll at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will be held on Feb. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.
(Video 01/25/17) Addressing problems now like winter weeds can give homeowners a head start on having a healthy lawn for the rest of the year.
(Video 01/25/17) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers saw their yields plummet due to the August flood and regulatory changes will place another burden on them.
(Video 01/25/17) January is the optimum time to plant trees in Louisiana, and the reason Arbor Day is held this month.
(01/26/17) Cocktails and cuisine made with the local flavors will be featured at Gourmet in the Garden at the AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on April 20.
(01/25/17) A new school for Louisiana sugarcane farmers will begin classes this year on the LSU campus,
(01/25/17) Lindsey Fussell has been named the senior director of development for the LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture.
(01/24/17) More than 150 visitors braved muddy grounds to participate in the Arbor Day celebration at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on Jan. 21.
(01/24/17) Agriculture producers interested in corn, cotton and soybean production can attend the LSU AgCenter crops forum on Feb. 9 at the Delhi Civic Center.
(01/24/17) Carol LeDoux at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, received the Charles E. Dunbar Career Civil Service Award.
(01/23/17) The Louisiana 2016 sweet potato harvest, which was delayed by flooding rains in August, yielded 35 percent fewer bushels than the year before.
(01/23/17) The LSU AgCenter will offer two workshops to help educate produce growers and others in the industry about food safety practices and regulations.
(01/23/17) High-amylose maize starch, which contains a high amount of starch that resists digestion, could be effective in the fight against Type 2 diabetes.
(01/23/17) The LSU AgCenter Ag Alley and AgCenter Square exhibits gave area youth and adults a virtual farm experience.
(Video 01/23/17) Freezes may have killed your favorite plants, but unfortunately, weeds in your lawn don’t go away as easily.
(01/19/17) Irrigation often is the key to a successful crop in Louisiana. But it can be difficult for farmers to time irrigation events.
(01/20/17) If you are considering planting a hedge, now is a great time to get it done.
(01/19/17) The idea of growing food locally seems to be more than just a passing trend, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry.
(01/19/17) A new herbicide for rice, Provisia, has been approved by federal regulators, an LSU AgCenter weed scientist said recently.
(01/18/17) Keeping Louisiana’s largest agricultural industry growing was the overarching theme of the Forestry Forum presented as part of AgExpo on Jan. 13.
(01/18/17) Fourteen people have completed training through the Louisiana Master Farmer program and received their certificates on Jan. 12, 2017.
(01/17/17) Hundreds of youth from across Louisiana will be gathering in Gonzales next month for the 82nd annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(Video 01/16/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to prune back damaged tropicals and how to protect them for the rest of the winter.
(01/13/17) Louisiana homeowners can learn about keeping their homes warm and cozy without high utility bills at the LaHouse open house on Jan. 28.
(01/13/17) The 2016 Louisiana sugarcane season has ended with a record set for the amount of sugar obtained per ton of cane.
(01/13/17) Container gardens provide a way to grow vegetables when suitable land is not available.
(01/12/17) AMITE CITY, La. – Despite floods, wind and freezing temperatures, some Louisiana strawberry producers are optimistic about the season.
(01/12/17) A workshop will be held Jan. 25 in West Monroe to provide information about a federal program that promotes sustainability.
(Video 01/11/17) LSU AgCenter reporter Craig Gautreaux offers some simple advice to help people stay on track with New Year’s resolutions.
(01/10/17) More than 250 people heard the latest on research projects and management strategies at the 2017 Louisiana Turfgrass Association conference.
(01/09/17) The dairy herd at the LSU AgCenter Southeast Research Station in Franklinton has broken a record for milk production in Louisiana.
(01/09/17) Now is a good time to apply selective herbicides like atrazine and Trimec to the lawn to kill young actively growing weeds.
(01/06/17) Rice farmers heard the latest information for growing crops from LSU AgCenter experts at the first of seven rice and soybeanmeetings Jan. 5.
(01/06/17) The LSU AgCenter and Mississippi State University Extension Service will host the 2017 Mississippi Louisiana Dairy Management Conference on Jan. 12.
(01/06/17) What should be done for the landscape after a freezing episode is over? Here’s some general information on what to do and not do.
(01/05/17) Temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s this weekend, and a hard freeze could present problems for those still in the process of rebuilding.
(01/05/17) The Children’s Garden at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden has announced a series of special events for the coming year.
(01/04/17) The LSU AgCenter and the Gulf District of the American Rose Society will present a midwinter workshop on rose care on Feb. 10-11
(Video 01/02/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill warns gardeners not to prune back their hydrangeas in the winter.
(12/30/16) The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs.
(Video 12/26/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains intercropping
(12/22/16) If you are looking to get healthier in the New Year, you can find plenty of ways to go about it.
(12/23/16) During this busy time of year when giving and receiving gifts are so much part of the season, it’s good to consider the gifts our gardens give us.