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(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.
(03/16/23) Secretive marsh birds may help inform how Louisiana's coast is rebuilt.
(Video 03/20/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why Japanese yew is an excellent evergreen privacy screen.
(Video 03/13/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces us to the honeysuckle azalea — a beautiful native, spring-blooming plant.
(03/17/23) It's springtime, and everyone is out working in their gardens. Is yours a mess? Don't despair. You can fix it up with these tips.
(03/09/23) Feral hogs are a nuisance in many areas of the United States, causing billions of dollars in damage.
(03/14/23) Kaleb LeMoine has been selected as Louisiana’s 2023 National FFA Officer candidate.
(03/13/23) Seeds are taking root in fields across Louisiana following a relatively warm winter, and spring calving season is almost complete.
(03/10/23) HAMMOND, La. — The annual Florida Parishes Forestry Forum will be held March 17 at the Lynhaven Event Center located at 21660 Old Covington Highway.
(03/10/23) Researchers in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources are collecting data on secretive marsh birds.
(Video 03/10/23) An exceptionally warm February has helped kickstart Louisiana’s crawfish season.
(Video 03/10/23) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction recently inducted three new members.
(03/09/23) HAMMOND, La. — The LSU AgCenter has announced the release of five Louisiana Super Plants for the 2023 growing season.
LSU AgCenter food scientist Witoon Prinyawiwatkul regularly returns to his native Thailand to help grow two university programs.
(03/08/23) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will present talks on native plants, basil and other herbs on March 16 at Jones Creek Library.
(03/10/23) Azaleas are ubiquitous in Southern gardens — and for good reason.
(03/06/23) The fun, interactive event teaches about the importance of agriculture.
(03/03/23) The LSU AgCenter developed the Grow a Row to Share program to help supply fresh produce to those dealing with food insecurity.
(03/02/23) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will present a citrus workshop in partnership with Baton Rouge Green on March 11.
(03/01/23) Competitors with 4-H and FFA livestock projects from across Louisiana participated in the 88th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show Feb. 11 to 18.
(03/01/23) Greaux the Good is helping the St. Helena Farmers Market to expand the capacity of its previous SNAP match program.
(03/03/23) By incorporating plants and other materials that stimulate the senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, we can enjoy the garden more.
(03/01/23) The USDA held its Agriculture Outlook Forum Feb. 23-24 in Washington, D.C. The forum provides a forecast for the 2023 crop year.
(02/28/23) James Hendrix, agronomist for the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region, has been named the Conservation Systems Soybean and Corn Researcher of the Year.
(Video 02/28/23) For many Louisiana 4-H’ers, the state livestock show is the culmination of their year.
(02/28/23) BATON ROUGE, La. — The extension veterinarian for the LSU AgCenter, Dr. Christine Navarre, was named Louisiana veterinarian of the year.
(Video 02/28/23) The high price of eggs has caused some people to take matters into their own hands. The solution has become raising their own chickens.
(02/28/23) BATON ROUGE, La. — Breakthroughs in the preservation techniques of aquatic species genomes could aid conservation efforts.
(02/27/23) LSU AgCenter Northeast Region nutrition agents and educators convened to celebrate a grant from Well-Ahead Louisiana.
(02/24/23) This resilient rose is a Southern favorite.
(02/24/23) Get ready to savor local flavors from Baton Rouge chefs and mixologists during this year’s Gourmet in the Garden event.
(02/23/23) Get a jump on spring during the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Plant Sale at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on March 25.
(Video 2/23/23) We often judge gardens by how pretty the plants look to the eye.
(Video 2/23/23) Each year, the LSU AgCenter selects beautiful plants that grow particularly well in Louisiana climates.
(02/23/23) Three new members will be inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinctin March 2.
(02/22/23) Scientists continue to learn more about roseau cane die-offs, roseau cane scale and solutions to these problems.
(02/17/23) Cover cropping is an increasingly popular practice among farmers, and home gardeners can reap the benefits, too.
Sugarcane meeting in Baton Rouge featured growers, scientists and millers from throughout the state discussing issues and advancements.
(02/15/23) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will be offering presentations on lawns, turf and Louisiana Super Plants at the Zachary Library.
(02/14/23) AgCenter corn and grain sorghum specialist Matt Foster will be a featured speaker at the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington, D.C.
Sitting for long stretches each day can contribute to heart disease and other negative health outcomes, researchers say.
(Video 02/10/23) February is a time to get dreary landscapes cleaned up and ready for spring growth.
(Video 02/10/23) Now is the time to sharpen garden tools, so you're ready for spring pruning.
(Video 02/10/23) Whether it was bull riding or barrel racing, a group of children with special needs go to experience the thrill of competing in a rodeo.
(02/09/23) LSU AgCenter scientist has been awarded a $10 million grant to improve sustainability and profitability of rice farming through research innovations.
(02/09/23) Louisiana has received a $3.3 million Local Food for Schools grant that will hopefully make it easier to buy local products.
(02/07/23) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter – MENDELU Food Symposium 3.0 will take place March 20 – 24, 2023 in Efferson Hall on the LSU campus.
(02/03/2023) It is important to keep your garden tools clean and in good working order.
(02/02/23) LSU researchers are conducting a first-of-its-kind study exploring carbon transport in the Mississippi River that may lead to global applications.
(01/31/23) Louisiana’s resources are key to the success of agriculture, and those involved in the industry have a duty to protect them, the governor said.
(02/10/23) During this month, we should recognize and celebrate Black Americans who have had a lasting impact on both horticulture and agriculture.
A researcher in the Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising at LSU is working on a way to relieve some of the stress regarding newborn health.
(Video 01/30/23) There are two markets for alligators: one for the skins and the other for the meat.
(01/30/23) Five trainings as well as an online module will be offered in the coming months.
(01/30/23) Imana Power was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology.