Peppers are a popular crop in the home garden, especially in Louisiana. These colorful fruit range from sweet and mild to hot in flavor.
Tips for the home gardener on planting onions, shallots, garlic and leeks, plus information on their pests and diseases.
Tips for planting broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower in the home garden.
The eggplant is believed to be a native vegetable of the Far East. Nutritionally, it is a good source of fiber and is high in Vitamin B and K. (PDF format only)
Squash and pumpkins are among the most popular and productive warm- season vegetables in Louisiana. This publication includes information on the varieties, culture, pollination and pest problems of both squash and pumpkins. (PDF Format Only)
The tomato is one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. It requires little space when staked and tied and can produce 5 or more pounds of usable fruit per plant. Find information on varieties, soils, cultural practices and common pests and diseases. (PDF Format Only)
Irish potatoes are a cool-season vegetable grown in the late winter and spring in Louisiana and, to some extent, in late summer and fall. This publication includes information on varieties, insects, diseases, harvesting and storing of Irish potatoes. (PDF Format Only)
Recommendations on sweet corn varieties, cultural practices, diseases and pests for the home gardener.
Cucumber is a warm-season vegetable that yields a high return for the space it occupies.
By midsummer, many adults are thinking of ways to provide something for children to do until school begins. Why not start a gardening project?
Lawns and Other Turf Areas Chemical Weed Control.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
Chemical Weed Control for Herbaceous and Woody Plants.
Increase your knowledge of plants by joining the Master Gardener class and have fun being a part of the group. To register for August class, call 318-251-5134.
The LFVGA and the LSU AgCenter work together to promote best management practices of Louisiana-grown fruit and vegetables. These photos are from some of our past fruit and vegetable field days.
Bell peppers were grown at Burden to determine a good-quality sweet peppers that readily matured into a color other than green.
The application period for the 2017 Louisiana Master Gardener Class of 2017 is now open.
In this issue: Trees; Flowers; Vegetables; Snails and Slugs; Vacation Care; Deadheading; Turf; Fruits; Butterflies; Southern bacterial wilt; Soil-less Mixes
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Citrus leaves, blooms, aroma and color add to the aesthetic value of the landscape. This 16-page, full-color guide includes recommended varieties and descriptions; tips on site selection, planting, spacing and pruning; and images of citrus insect pests and common citrus diseases. (PDF format only)
Louisianians take pride in the appearance of their landscapes, and weeds detract from this beauty. Along with being aesthetically displeasing, weeds in flower
Stickers poke or stick uncovered feet later this spring and summer but the time to control them is now.
Greenhouse Tomato Operation at Red River Research Station
Information about the Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) program and the commitment of Louisiana Master Gardeners.
Symptoms/Signs: Initial symptoms on leaves are noticeable by narrow, dark brown leaf spots.
Definition of Brown Patch disease and control measures in Louisiana Lawns.
Diagnosis of plant leaves turning yellow
A Garden Sensation
(05/05/17) Summer bedding plants can quickly and economically help create the colorful landscape that so many gardeners crave.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.
Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) the number one weed problem in Southern turfgrass.
Description and management of Virginia buttonweed in home lawns.
A Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners Publication.
(04/07/17) Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow.
Spring is one of the busiest seasons for vegetable gardeners
Spring is one of the busiest seasons for vegetable gardeners. Vegetables to Plant in March, April and May.
Herbs can be grown throughout the year in Louisiana. Some do better in warmer temperatures and others in cooler temperatures.
Summer flowering bulbs are generally planted in April and May, although plants growing in pots can be planted through the summer.
In south Louisiana you can plant warm-season bedding plants in late March or early April, and in north Louisiana around April or early May.
Louisiana iris is the name used worldwide for a unique group of native Louisiana iris species and their hybrids.
Imported fire ants inflict painful stings and create unsightly mounds in our landscapes, and most of us would be happier if they weren’t around.
Weed control; Super Plants, Summer Bulbs; Color in Flowerbeds; Fire Ants; Irises; Bedding Plants; Checklist; Vegetables; Lawns; Winter Chilling for Fruits
Brent Jeansonne, LSU AgCenter associate extension area agent, offers tips on training blackberry bushes.
Louisiana's warm, humid weather encourages the development of several serious diseases that can damage rose bushes. This publication describes the major rose diseases found in Louisiana and offers disease management tips. (PDF Format Only)
The 2017 Get It Growing Lawn & Garden Calendar offers monthly tips for Louisiana gardeners from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill.
February 18th, 2017 Learn more about conquering weeds, crape myrtles, herb gardens and extending your growing season.
February 19th, 2017 Free admission. Stroll through a collection of over 800 Camellia japonicas and sasanquas planted from the late 1930's to the early 1950's.
March 4th, 2017 Bring daffodil blooms from your garden and learn more about growing daffodils from our team of experts.
This article will give you more information on Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens).
These classes are taught by Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service agents, university professors and professors emeritus.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
The 2017 Northwest Louisiana Region (Caddo Parish) Master Gardener Training is now underway with 26 eager horticulture-loving participants.
Lafayette Parish Master Gardener Association Class Application
The LPMG assists the LSU AgCenter in educating Lafayette and surrounding areas about horticulture and environmental stewardship through the transmission of factual, research-based information.
Gardening resolutions will help add to the beauty of your yard by experiment planting if you aren't sure if they will grow in a certain spot or not.
Getting ready to Go and Grow again with a new and exciting class for 2017.
Landscape Beautification Project Underway
One of the most challenging aspects of growing a garden in a school setting is pest management.
The primary goal of a school garden is to allow the students to grow plants from start to finish.
Louisiana is part of the farm to school movement. The schools listed are all growing gardens with students.
The Food Safety Guide for Louisiana School Gardens presents good agricultural and handling practices that are easy to implement in a school garden setting.
Students who work in school gardens learn responsibility for something other than themselves.
This publication contains enterprise budgets for sugarcane produced in Louisiana for the 2017 crop year.
A Master Gardener's humorous out-take on "The Night Before Christmas."
The Poinsettia - A Holiday Tradition
Garden committee finalizing the selections of beautiful home gardens for the tour.
Valencia Park Stoner Hill Community Garden - Preparing for Spring Planting
Freeze protection strategies
Recognition of the 29 Louisiana Master Gardener graduates who went through the St. Tammany Parish Program in 2016 .
Summer squash is an important component of the American diet.
These reports describe the statewide impact of the Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Highlights are listed for selected parishes.
List of Louisiana Master Gardener Extension volunteer programs with contact information for each.
Results from the 2016 LSU AgCenter Pumpkin Variety Trial
These photos are from the 2016 Louisiana Master Gardener State Conference held in Kenner, Louisiana, this past May.
A “Leave of Absence” can be granted by the local Master Gardener Coordinator due to illness, illness in the family, or other personal situation.
This list presents curriculum resources categorized by subject matter and grade level.