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(05/25/23) Residents of Crowville can now purchase fresh produce locally.
(05/25/23) Hurricane season is once again upon us, and the LSU AgCenter has tips for yards, homes and pets.
(05/24/23) LSU students graduating in the dietetics concentration have once again secured a 100% match rate to internships for the fourth consecutive year.
(05/23/23) Cole Gregorie, a longtime research associate at the Sweet Potato Research Station, will assume the new role June 15.
(05/22/2023) Friday, May 19, 2023, the LSU College of Agriculture awarded a total of 256 degrees during the spring commencement ceremony.
(05/26/23) These plants add a vibrant splash of blue to landscapes.
(05/19/23) Members of Labadieville Middle School Beta Club played a role in “complete streets” plans being implemented.
(05/19/23) You can use your kitchen scraps to grow a fun, unique and tasty plant.
(Video 05/25/23) With the heat of summer practically here, why not add some beautiful heat-loving Blue My Mind, a 2023 LSU AgCenter Louisiana Super Plant.
(Video 05/18/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to grow pineapples in Louisiana — on this edition of Get It Growing.
Elizabeth Martin, an LSU AgCenter nutrition agent based in Caddo Parish, has been named the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year.
(05/18/23) LSU AgCenter soil chemist Jim Wang has been awarded a $553,413 USDA grant to modernize fertilizer recommendations for climate-smart crop production.
(Video 05/18/23) To learn more about retaining and attracting wildlife, the LSU AgCenter held a workshop focusing on the use of native plants.
(Video 05/18/23) Last year brought a glimmer of hope to cotton farmers as both prices and acreage soared across the mid-South. But that optimism has faded.
Last year, Devall began a new role as the 4-H livestock specialist, which involves designing or teaching different programs.
Now the rice extension weed specialist for the LSU AgCenter, Webster began scouting cotton, corn, soybean and wheat fields as a 14-year-old.
Stevens joined the AgCenter as an agent working on the Centers for Disease Control High Obesity Program grant three years ago.
(05/16/23) FOODii has worked with the legendary, Louisiana-based TABASCO® Brand on testing and bottling the brand’s latest product innovation.
(05/11/23) Nearly 150 attendees focused on solutions to food insecurity throughout the state gathered to share ideas at the Louisiana Charitable Food Summit.
(05/11/23) BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will present talks on bromeliads May 25 at the Bluebonnet Branch Library.
(05/12/23) Rudbeckia, a member of the daisy family, has long been a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers alike.
(05/10/23) LSU AgCenter agronomist Syam Dodla has received a $1 million grant to look at climate-smart ways to produ
(05/10/23) Two training courses will be held near Lafayette on May 23 and 24 — a Beginning Organic Farming Workshop and Acadiana Sustainable Farm Tour.
(05/09/2023) Susan Lindrew, a senior majoring in textiles, apparel and merchandising, has been working on a research project on experimental patternmaking.
(05/08/23) On an overcast and windy day in Franklin Parish, a group of grain producers gathered to hear the latest updates on crops.
(05/08/23) Ringgold, Louisiana, native and 4-H leader Antavion “Tay” Moore has been named a 2023 Truman Scholar.
(05/04/23) The skies, though gloomy, did not deter a large crowd of beef cattle and hay producers from attending the LSU AgCenter’s beef and forage field day.
(05/05/23) Many of us associate particular plants with our mothers and grandmothers.
(Video 05/04/23) Mother’s Day is almost here, and it provides a great opportunity to show our moms how much we love them.
(Video 05/04/23) Soybean planting in Louisiana is past the midpoint, and producers are expected to ramp up their planting the rest of the week.
To determine how successful coastal restoration efforts are, researchers are looking at how a group of secretive marsh birds are using these areas.
(05/02/23) LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Sara Thomas-Sharma has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to study soybean disease.
(05/02/23) The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a wildlife forum and field day May 12.
(05/01/23) Three outstanding students from LSU's College of Agriculture have been chosen to represent the LSU Tiger Twelve Class of 2023.
(Video 4/24/23) We typically think of gardens as a group of plants that are grown together outside.
(Video 5/1/23) If some of your rose blooms are getting brown for no apparent reason, the damage may be from insects called thrips.
(04/28/23) This weekend is a great time to plant a new tree in your home landscape.
(04/27/23) The lack of diversity in home landscapes is cause for concern for LSU AgCenter consumer horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard.
(Video 04/20/23) An LSU AgCenter crop geneticist has been awarded a grant to develop more resilient rice varieties.
(Video 04/20/23) Louisiana is known for its cuisine. To help illustrate this point, a large group of 4-H chefs competed in the 4-H Food Challenge.
(04/21/23) Terrariums are a fun, low-maintenance way to bring the beauty of nature indoors.
(04/18/23) LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh says homeowners are beginning to see an increase in take-all patch, also known as take-all root rot.
(04/14/23) Thrips and spider mites are a common problem this time of year.
(04/13/2023) The LSU Textile & Costume Museum presents 'Til Trends Do Us Part: A Retrospective of Changing Fashion in Bridal Wear.
(04/11/23) VIOLET, La. — Bringing the farm to the city is the idea behind the LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic on the River event held recently at Docville Farm.
(Video 4/17/23) A nice, glossy, green-leaved plant to grow under oak trees and other shady areas is the cast iron plant.
(Video 4/10/23) Many of our azaleas have lost their blooms, but now, some of them are showing unsightly growths on their leaves.
(Video 04/06/23) It’s the peak of strawberry season in Louisiana, and the bright red fruit is being harvested in fields across southeast Louisiana.
(Video 04/06/23) Louisiana rice farmers are taking advantage of good weather and are finishing up their planting.
(04/05/23) HOLDEN, La. — The strawberry crop is coming in at full blast right now, with some growers calling it one of their best crops.
(04/05/23) Presentations addressed cover crops and other strategies for improving soil health.
(04/06/23) Leaf gall can be common in Louisiana during early spring after extended periods of cool, wet weather.
(04/04/23) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will present talks on weed control and lilies on Thursday, April 27, at the Fairwood Branch Library.
(03/04/23) The LSU AgCenter will hold its annual wheat, oat and cover crop field day April 20 in Winnsboro.
(03/03/23) The LSU AgCenter will hold its annual Northwest Region Beef and Forage Field Day April 27 at the Hill Farm Research Station in Homer.
(03/31/23) If you think you know roses, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will let you prove it during its rose lecture on April 20.
(03/31/23) The LSU AgCenter prescribed burning workshop with burner certification has been scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 19-21.
(03/31/23) From annuals to perennials, there are many plants from which to choose for our Louisiana gardens.
(03/29/23) BATON ROUGE, La. — Last month the faculty of the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute won multiple awards and honors.
(03/29/23) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will present talks on ground covers, mulching and composting on Thursday, April 13, at Carver Branch Library.
(03/29/23) Dionne Toombs, acting director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, visited the AgCenter on March 27.
(03/24/23) Arthur Villordon, a researcher at the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, has received this year’s National Sweet Potato Impact Award.
(03/23/23) The LSU AgCenter will host a field day featuring the latest research on soil health and water quality best management practices March 30.
(03/24/23) As plants put on new growth this spring, they can benefit from essential nutrients that help them become healthy and strong.
(03/24/23) The third annual event featured faculty and student presentations about a variety of food and agriculture research projects.
(Video 3/20/23) On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to a colorful groundcover plant.
(Video 3/13/23) Spring is upon us and it’s time to fertilize our plants and lawns.
(Video 03/23/23) To help the Louisiana sugarcane variety development program, the Harry L. Laws & Company donated $250,000 to the LSU AgCenter.
(Video 03/23/23) The spring like weather of February extended into March, and farmers across Louisiana got busy planting their corn crop.
(03/22/23) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will present a talk on irrigation and drainage March 30 at the Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library.
(03/22/23) ALEXANDRIA, La. — The winners of the 2023 LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA State Rabbit Show have been announced.
(03/21/23) Nematologist Tristan Watson is part of a team that received the Public Relations Society of America's Silver Anvil Award in Issues Management.
(03/17/23) LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities is hosting the first statewide charitable food summit on May 2.