Blackberries are by far one of the easiest fruit crops to grow in south Louisiana.
Mayhaw trees are native to Louisiana and do well in this area.
LSU has played a critical role in the breeding and development of many cultivars that you can find at nurseries and garden centers.
This is the idea of incorporating plant material that is edible into the landscape, instead of an isolated or defined food-growing area.
Blackberries are a good addition to the home fruit garden and can be grown with fewer inputs than most other fruit crops.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
This document describes the diseases that occur most frequently on pecan trees in Louisiana.
Rosette disease is a destructive fungal disease of blackberries in Louisiana.
Problems and solutions for Citrus production
This publication is an excellent resource for anyone interested in growing fruit or nuts in the area. Filled with 84 full-color pages, this handbook includes detailed information about everything from fruit and nuts commonly grown here to information about fruit plants that can double as attractive parts of your landscape. Cost: $20 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)
If followed, this fungicide spray schedule for citrus should control most of our common fungal diseases and provide homeowners with quality fruit. However, the proper timing of spray applications and good spray coverage are essential for effective disease control.
Mayhaw Association members met in Alexandria to learn about new developments. The health benefits and commercial uses of the fruit were discussed. New varieties and harvesting techniques were also examined.
(Distributed 03/24/03) Fruit thinning is often an important step in consistently producing good quality fruit. It is a time-consuming task, but it can be very beneficial, especially for peach, plum and apple trees, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. John Pyzner.
Blueberries are one of the easiest-to-grow fruiting plants for home landscapes, and research indicates that they have all kinds of health be