(07/18/19) CROWLEY, La. — Hurricane Barry had a minimal effect on Louisiana croplands, but its aftermath left a narrow strip of flooding rain.
If you want to maximize the number of tomatoes you can harvest, you should prune off suckers on the plant.
(07/16/19) Louisiana 4-H Shooting Sports team took home the top prize at the 2019 National Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska.
(07/16/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — One of the state’s newest businesses is not owned by a major corporation, it is owned by a 10th grade student from EBR Parish.
(07/15/19) Results have been released from the 49th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 6 to 9.
(07/15/19) More than 50 producers and industry representatives interested in furrow-irrigated rice attended the rice and soybean field day on July 9.
(07/12/19) Do you have trouble with grass underneath large shade trees in your landscape? Or no grass at all?
LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains the watering regimen for your plants at home while you're on vacation.
(07/10/19) As a storm brews below Louisiana, businesses and homeowners should begin preparing for the possibility of wind and rain.
(07/10/19) The northeast Louisiana row rice field day will be held July 18 with presentations by representatives of the LSU AgCenter and USA Rice.
(07/10/19) A rolling crops field tour by the LSU AgCenter along with state and federal agencies will be held July 25 in St. Landry and Avoyelles parishes.
(07/10/19) The project is focused on developing and implementing integrated pest management strategies to mitigate using pesticides on pepper seed production.
(Video 07/08/19) The LSU AgCenter held a field day expo in central Louisiana focusing on row crops, backyard gardening, youth education and food and nutrition.
(Video 07/08/19) A new rice variety will give rice producers another tool to fight weedy red rice.
(06/17/19) A row rice and soybean tour will be held July 9 at the LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph.
(07/05/19) With little effort, some space in the yard and plenty of sunshine, anyone can grow trees that will produce nutritious figs every July.
(07/02/19) The LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed program and the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans cancer survivorship program provide nutrition information.
(07/02/19) The annual LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day is set for Aug. 22 at Black Gold Farms headquarters at 2305 La. Highway 17 in Delhi.
(07/01/19) The LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station will hold its annual field day on Wednesday, July 17.
(07/01/19) The Louisiana Rice Research Board provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for research during the annual rice field day on June 26.
(07/01/19) About 175 people turned out June 27 for the LSU AgCenter’s second annual field day expo — a wide-ranging educational event.
(06/28/19) A great way to minimize your landscape inputs while maximizing your garden’s outputs is to use plants that are edible.
(Video 06/28/19) To help reduce nutrient runoff from agricultural fields, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation awarded the LSU AgCenter a $1.4 million grant.
(Video 6/26/19) Angelonias provide a beautiful, diverse array of color in the landscape and is a great choice for the summer heat.
(Video 2/26/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains what you can do to help your muscadines grow more effectively.
(06/24/19) Nearly 1,250 4-H’ers from across the state participated in contests and educational programs and selected new officers during 4-H University.
(06/21/19) How do we get our plants through this hot summer, especially in extended periods of drought followed by downpours?
LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center will highlight resilient home solutions at its summer Saturday open house July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(06/18/19) The LSU AgCenter is partnering with Ag-Analytics to help farmers maintain and improve yields through the use of machine learning and big data.
(06/18/19) The fifth annual Florida Parishes Dairy Day proved to be a fun, community event for the young and not so young to show off their spirit of winning.
(06/18/19) The LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station will hold the annual rice field day on June 26.
(06/18/19) PAULINA, La. — The St. James Parish tomato field day has become an annual event that provides excitement and bragging rights from growers.
(06/17/19) A nutritionist with the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences has begun work to improve nutrition for Haitian citizens.
(06/14/19) An LSU AgCenter economist had good news for rice farmers at the Vermilion Parish rice field day on June 11.
(06/14/19) Are your squash, cucumbers or watermelon plants not producing fruit this summer?
(06/13/19) The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to the LSU AgCenter to fund research on reducing nutrient runoff from crop fields.
(Video 06/24/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to an excellent alternative shrub with a unique, swirling growth pattern.
(Video 06/17/19) Thinking of adding a beautiful shrub into your landscape? Then the Louisiana Super Plant Shoal Creek vitex is an excellent choice.
(Video 06/12/19) One of the most colorful group of insects in the world is the jewel beetles. These iridescent insects are beautiful, but some are destructive.
(Video 06/12/19) To help consumers select plants to grow in the landscapes, the LSU AgCenter developed the Louisiana Super Plants program.
(06/10/19) A recent LSU AgCenter symposium highlighted research on sugar crops and new ways to use them in food products.
(06/07/19) The 2019 legislative session appears to be ending favorably for the LSU AgCenter, the LSU vice president for agriculture said on June 4.
(06/07/19) Pollinator health continues to be the buzzword among researchers working to enhance pollinator populations responsible for food production.
(06/07/19) Distylium is a native of China and a member of the witch hazel family.
(06/05/19) 4-H and FFA youth from throughout Louisiana will compete in the 50th annual LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA State Horse Show on July 6-10.
(06/04/19) Optimal land management is a top priority for agricultural landowners, including providing habitat for wildlife.
(06/03/19) Fourteen cattle producers and industry professionals graduated from a Louisiana Master Cattleman course conducted by the LSU AgCenter recently.
(06/03/19) The Louisiana rice crop is having a challenging year, but good weather icould result in a decent harvest, says the LSU AgCenter rice specialist.
(06/03/19) LSU AgCenter horticulture agents were the first group to receive additional instruction in their area during a recent two-day training session.
(06/03/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — Entomosporium leaf spot is a foliar fungal disease that affects several important woody ornamentals.
(06/03/19) The LSU AgCenter recently hosted a professor from the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia, to discuss ways to exchange ideas.
(06/03/19) An LSU AgCenter wildflower project has turned an empty field at a state park into a colorful pollinator habitat.
(Video 06/10/19) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard meets with vegetable expert KiKi Fontenot to discuss the merits of growing ornamental corn.
(Video 06/03/19) If you’ve got established blueberry plants in the ground, it’s almost time to harvest their sweet, tangy fruits.
(05/31/19) Yaupon holly is probably best known these days for its use as an ornamental evergreen in the landscape.
(05/29/19)The LSU AgCenter will host an informational seminar on joining its Food Incubator June 19 in Baton Rouge.
(Video 05/29/19) The high Mississippi River has crested but will soon begin rising again. The high water is causing major issues for farmers along the river.
(Video 05/29/19) It has been a struggle for rice producers in Louisiana this year. Heavy rains flooded fields early in the season and put the crop way behind.
(05/24/19) The LSU AgCenter has scheduled a series of meetings for AgCenter experts to inform rice farmers about the latest research findings.
(05/24/19) Buses began rolling into the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker Educational Center on May 20, kicking off the official start of the summer camping season.
(05/24/19) A new Provisia rice variety recently approved by the LSU AgCenter Rice Variety Release Committee should be available for farmers next year.
(05/24/19) StoryWalk, a new feature at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, was officially opened on May 18.
(05/24/19) Grab a bucket. The blueberries are ready to pick.
(05/23/19) The LSU AgCenter Agricultural Leadership Development Program has been growing leaders in Louisiana’s agricultural industry for more than 30 years.
(05/21/19) ROBERT, La. — Tangipahoa Parish 4-H members were taught lessons in wetlands ecology recently at the Shell Training Center near Hammond.
(Video 05/27/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to a manageable dwarf version of the butterfly bush.
(Video 05/20/19) 2019 Louisiana Super Plant Lime Sizzler firebush not only looks beautiful, but it can also take the heat.
(05/17/19) What hits harder than Serena Williams on a hot summer day? Well, that’s easy. It’s Serena series angelonia.
(05/15/19) As the calendar turns to summer, Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities to help people enjoy the changing seasons.
(Video 05/15/19) The market for Louisiana crawfish tail meat is expanding, and LSU AgCenter food scientists are examining ways to make the product better.
(Video 05/15/19) Cotton acreage was expected to increase significantly in Louisiana, but the weather may not allow for it.
(05/14/19) Fourth, fifth and sixth graders in central Louisiana are learning why it’s important to protect pollinators as part of an LSU AgCenter program.
(05/10/19) Value-added foods and beverages will be the subject of an LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute symposium on June 6 and 7.
(05/10/19) Giant salvinia is causing a problem in Puerto Rico, and officials there are seeking Louisiana’s help in fighting this invasive weed.
(05/10/19) The LSU AgCenter has selected Lime Sizzler firebush (Hamelia patens Grelmsiz) as one of the 2019 Louisiana Super Plants.
(05/09/19) The LSU AgCenter will host the second annual agricultural field day expo June 27 at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria.
(05/08/19) J. Wheeler Parker III is honoring his late sister with a scholarship in the LSU College of Agriculture.
(05/08/19) The LSU AgCenter will hold a Lead-Safe Certified Renovator training course on May 14.
(05/06/19) The Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame has a dozen new members among its ranks after a ceremony on April 27 to recognize the honorees.
(05/06/19) A 4-H agent in Lafayette and a Sabine Parish 4-H'er will be studying how 4-H recreation programs can become more inclusive for youth with autism.
(Video 05/12/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shares some ways to protect your roses.
(Video 05/05/19) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to install an irrigation kit in your landscape.
(05/03/19) Pollinator gardens are all the buzz right now.
(05/02/19) The Northeast Regional 4-H Leadership Board has spearheaded a project to put about 200 age-appropriate gift bags into the hands of foster children.
(Video 05/01/19) In an effort to reduce waste going to landfills, the LSU Department of Entomology and the Campus Sustainability office are using a unique fly.
(Video 5/1/19) The optimum planting date for soybeans is rapidly approaching, and Louisiana farmers are hurriedly trying to get this year’s crop in the ground.