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
Recommendations on growing Lima Beans, Snap Beans and other beans.
Recommendations on sweet corn varieties, cultural practices, diseases and pests for the home gardener.
Tips for the home gardener on planting onions, shallots, garlic and leeks, plus information on their pests and diseases.
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)
Tips for planting broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower in the home garden.
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.
Incorporate plants around your house that are native to this area this fall.
The Louisiana Master Gardener™ program was started in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1994 as a means of extending the educational outreach of the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
The Adv. LMG Program is open to current Louisiana Master Gardeners in good standing who have completed at least 3 years of volunteer service.
Photos from 2016 LMG State Conference
This is a simple activity for elementary and middle school students.
A home garden tomato variety trial to determine the best tomato for growing in containers.
Brief explanation of all the Volunteer Activities listed in the pull-down menu for reporting LMG volunteer service hours.
Ornamentals; Louisiana Super Plants; Cool-season Flowers;Selecting Trees; Digging and Storing Caladiums; Vegetables, Fruits, Trees, Crops for Fall Gardening
The 2016 Southern Region Master Conference will be November 1-4 in Texas.
The Louisiana Plant Programs are educational and marketing campaigns that highlight tough and beautiful plants that perform well in Louisiana landscapes.
We test soil, the nutritional status of your plants, and irrigation and pond water.