Flowers aren’t the only source of color in your landscape during the summer months. On this edition of Get It Growing, horticulturist Dan Gill presents some great choices for colorful and attractive foliage that will stand up to the heat.
Hanging baskets offer a unique aesthetic perspective to patios and porches. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill offers some tips on maintaining the health and beauty of plants you choose for your hanging containers.
Azaleas are superstars of spring. But flowering bridal wreath plays a supporting role in bringing out magnificent patches of color. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why bridal wreath spiraea (spy-ree-uh) can be an excellent shrub for your landscape.
Everyone is familiar with the Easter lily, but there’s another beautiful Easter plant that’s not well known. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the Easter cactus – a relative of the Christmas cactus and the Thanksgiving cactus.
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).
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
A Lafayette Parish Master Garderners Publication December 2016
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.
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
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.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.
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.
The center diagnoses plant samples with problems caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, insect pests and mites, as well as nonpathogenic agents and weed identification.
Information about the Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) program and the commitment of Louisiana Master Gardeners.
One hundred and five commercial producers grew yellow squash on 194 acres with a gross farm value of $2.2 million (LSU AgSummary 2014).
The carrot variety trial was conducted in the early spring 2016 season. Fourteen carrot varieties were grown at three locations.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
Collect and dry seeds from this year's plants for planting, which will save you money in purchasing seeds for next year.
(07/22/16) When you think of shade trees in your landscape, you most likely focus on the shade they create outside.
Bacterial gall on Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense) is caused by a plant pathogenic bacterium called Pseudomonas savastanoi.
(07/15/16) In Louisiana we’ve been gardening in the tropical style as long as anyone can remember.
Mulch, Bromeliads, Bark Lice, Sunflowers, Pesticides, Arborists, String Trimmers, Checklist for Summer, Vegetables, Crops, Turfgrass Care, Plums
This article provides small and large growers with the data collected from the 2012 watermelon demonstration plot at Burden Center in Baton Rouge, La.
A statewide trial of 10 heirloom tomato varieties was conducted. Yields, disease and insect incidence, plant growth and fruit characteristics were recorded.
The Monarch butterfly are on the endangered species list and are a beautiful addition to any garden, with their bright coloring.
This article provides a listing of farms which have been certified as "agritourism operations" in accordance with R.S. 9:2795.4
(05/17/16) A class of 71 advanced Master Gardeners received their new badges and certifications during a special ceremony in New Orleans.
Information about program and classes offered to become a Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer.
"Plant with Potential" is a new outreach program created at the Hammond Research Station to annually introduce and distribute ornamental plants.
(Video 05/02/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces the Evolution Violet salvia as a Louisiana Super Plant.
This publication is intended to introduce home vegetable gardeners to the various methods used to manage the many diseases that affect these crops. (PDF Format Only)
Discusses the types of nematodes and damage they cause in the garden and management options
A quarterly newsletter from the Horticulture Division of the LSU AgCenter's School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. (PDF Format)
The Louisiana Master Gardener State Conference is being held May 12 - 14, 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport.
A properly constructed and maintained playing surface is an important component of the overall athletic facility. This publication includes information on the construction and maintence of athletic field turfgrass. (PDF format only)
Growing your own fruit can be profitable and satisfying, and many fruit trees can add beauty to your landscape. But you can't expect to grow quality fruit without caring for the plants. This publication explains how your success will depend largely on variety selection, soil management, pruning, fertilization, pest control and other cultural practices. (PDF Format Only)
You have many choices in lawn and garden tractors. Size, quality and cost vary widely, which means selecting the correct tractor for your use can be bewildering. This information can help you select the right tractor and use it efficiently and safely. (PDF Format Only)
Ants range from mildly irritating to highly annoying. Knowing the species, its biology and potential control methods can help you manage them. This is a useful reference for pest management professionals, extension personnel and homeowners. A key to ants, color photographs, diagrams and a glossary are included. Spiral-bound copies are available for $12.50 each. To purchase using a major credit card, click on "order publication."
A lawn can be as functional as it is beautiful if planned properly. Recommended varieties, degree of shade, planting and establishment and other site considerations are included. (PDF Format Only)
Interest in commercial sod production has risen because of increased demand for an instant turf by many building contractors and their customers. This publication discusses basic cultural practices and equipment required to produce quality sod. (PDF format only)
Centipede grass is a popular lawn grass in Louisiana. This publcation covers factors that contribute to centipede decline: improper plant nutrition, cultural practices, and soil and water conditions. (PDF Format Only)
The green industry is the production, sale and maintenance of ornamental plants and related products. The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of the green industry on Louisiana’s economy. (PDF format only)
This publication includes information on soil preparation, fertilization, training, pruning, nutrient solutions, pollination, harvesting, marketing, and insect and disease control for greenhouse tomatoes. (PDF Format Only)
We often see lawns with mushrooms or doughnut rings of dying or dark green grass. These are referred to as "fairy rings." This publication includes information on how to control fairy rings in your lawn. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana is blessed with long growing seasons that make year-round gardening possible. To be successful, however, you must have an insect management program. Learn how to tell if the insect is beneficial to your garden or if it is a pest, and determine what to use if controls are necessary. (PDF format only)
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)