(01/27/21) The 2020-21 Louisiana sugarcane crop is almost complete after four months of grinding, and it appears the crop will set a record.
(Video 01/27/21) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season has been a long one and very successful.
(Video 01/27/21) Good weather in the fall and winter has put Louisiana’s strawberry crop ahead of schedule. Peak production is expected in March and April.
(01/26/21) For many Louisiana homeowners, a devastated lawn is just one more grim reminder of the terrible 2020 hurricane season.
(01/26/21) To help farmers make informed choices, LSU AgCenter economists have released their latest budget planning and decision tools for the 2021 crop year.
(01/22/21) The LSU AgCenter has announced the release of the latest edition of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program curriculum for Louisiana teachers.
For trees and shrubs that are grown for their flowers, you must consider when they bloom before you decide when to prune them.
(01/21/21) The 2021 LSU AgCenter Citrus Symposium will be held virtually from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20.
The LSU AgCenter and a university in the Czech Republic are organizing a joint food symposium to be held virtually March 15 to 19.
(01/20/21) The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will host a virtual informational session on Jan. 29.
(01/20/21) The sale of Pearl the pig raised $100,000 in Vermilion Parish for a scholarship fund to honor 10-year-old Kaylee McLain.
(01/19/21) The LSU AgCenter has prepared a series of video presentations by its experts to help farmers prepare for the 2021 crop.
(01/19/21) The Louisiana Master Farmer Program, an LSU AgCenter-led initiative that teaches about conservation, recently graduated its 2020 class.
(01/15/21) Despite the recent cold snap, Louisiana strawberries are coming in at a steady clip.
[Video](1/25/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains what it means when you see these and whether they’re good or bad for your trees.
[Video](1/18/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how you can plant a tree in your own yard.
(01/15/21) A new study finds the way some foods are stocked, shelved and marketed could be undermining the success of those trying to be healthy.
(Video 01/15/21)To help farmers make informed choices, the LSU AgCenter economists have released their latest budget planning and decision tools.
(01/12/21) AgCenter agents in the Central Region planted two new live oak trees at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center as Louisiana Arbor Day approaches.
(Video 01/15/21) Raising Nigerian dwarf goats for a 4-H project has evolved into much more than that for the Cazayoux family.
(01/15/21) National Seed Swap Day is Jan. 30. Join the gardeners who are carrying on the time-honored, cost-effective tradition of saving and exchanging seeds.
(01/08/21) The LSU AgCenter is planning to shift most of the rice meetings it holds each winter to a virtual format this year.
(01/08/21) You may have noticed gray coloring on the trunks of some trees and shrubs. No need for concern. Most likely, these harmless organisms.
(01/08/21) A new farmers market launched in Labadieville this past November. The weekly market is open every Saturday.
(01/07/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter recently held a series of virtual webinars to prepare those working with youth to recognize trauma.
(01/01/21) This time of year is a great time to get outside and get things done in the garden.
(Video 12/24/20) 2020 was a good year for much of Louisiana agriculture, but it could have been a great year without five tropical storms.
[Video](1/4/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to treat scale, helping your magnolias thrive.
[Video](12/28/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains where to place these beautiful plants into your landscape.
(12/25/20) Crape myrtles are one of the most controversial and often-discussed ornamental plants. How did it become such a hot topic?
(12/22/20) LEESVILLE, La. — Many children look forward to the time they get time off from school for holidays.
(12/18/20) The LSU AgCenter and LDAFare developing an information program on water testing and management for specialty crop growers.
(12/18/20) An LSU AgCenter administrator has been named one of 25 fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute.
(12/18/20)The thought of Japanese maples brings an air of tranquility and visual thoughts of an Oriental garden.
(Video 12/17/20) Louisiana’s timber industry sustained heavy losses this year from hurricanes Laura and Delta.
(Video 12/17/20) Louisiana citrus is known for its sweetness. While fruit is still available, the supply will be running out sooner than normal.
[Video](12/27/20) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains that one of this year’s cool weather sources of color might surprise you.
[Video](12/20/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard suggests gardening gifts to complete your list.
(12/16/20) The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards during a virtual ceremony.
(12/15/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Honors science students at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge have found help at LSU with crunching the numbers.
(12/15/20) An LSU AgCenter project is examining benefits and challenges of growing cotton on wider rows that line up with configurations used for other crops.
(12/14/20) The LSU AgCenter has announced publication of research to help coastal planners predict the results of flood protection and wetland restora
(12/14/20) The Louisiana timber industry continues to deal with the effects of the 2020 tropical weather that ravaged the state’s forestry sector.
(12/11/20) The LSU AgCenter has named Matt Foster as the statewide specialist for cotton, corn and grain sorghum starting Jan. 19, 2021.
(12/11/20) Here are some pointers to keep your live holiday plants looking beautiful for the remainder of the season.
(12/10/20) A group of LSU AgCenter scientists have been awarded one of 20 national grants to look at ways to decrease the use of groundwater.
(12/09/20) The LSU AgCenter is accepting applications for a paid student research internship at an agricultural research center.
(12/09/20) The 12th annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(12/07/20) LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed and 4-H hosted a bike and nutrition event at LaSalle Park for a group of Jefferson Parish 4-H Junior Leaders on Nov. 21.
(12/04/20) Burden Museum and Gardens will celebrate the dedication and official opening of the Birding Loops at Burden on Dec. 12 at the LSU Rural Life Museum.
[Video](12/14/20) Ornamental grasses are easy-care plants that can provide a nice screen in your landscape.
[Video](12/7/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to select a healthy Christmas tree and then how to care for it.
(12/04/20) Faculty at the LSU AgCenter are already setting their sights on the 2022 edition of the ever-popular LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
(12/04/20) Researchers in the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture conducted a study of of fashion clothing consumption during COVID-19 .
(12/04/20) As we wrap up the year, we have many things to do to prepare for winter and spring.
(12/03/20) Two LSU AgCenter rice experts gave their perspectives on the past growing season for the 2020 USA Rice Outlook Conference on Dec. 2.
An LSU entomology graduate student identified a new wasp species and decided to name it after a famous LSU alumnus.
(12/02/20) A researcher in the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology has joined a scientific team investigating the role of termites in killing trees in Guam.
(12/02/20) The LSU Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters is having their annual Christmas tree sale.
(11/30/20) As fresh produce growers navigate the requirements for controlling food safety risks, the AgCenter is preparing a new set of educational programs.
(11/30/20) POLLOCK, La. — Parents who are looking for additional learning opportunities for their children while they are learning virtually now have a few new
(11/25/20) AgCenter personnel will be able to use city-owned facilities under a recently approved cooperative endeavor agreement with the City of Alexandria.
(11/27/20) And many types of beautiful plant materials are available to work with this time of year to spruce up and decorate your home for the season.
(11/23/20 An LSU AgCenter agronomist and an entomologist have been awarded crop protection and pest management grants to conduct their research.
(11/20/20) For the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual cost survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table, “the show must go on.”
[Video](11/30/20) AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how windmill palms are being killed by a disease called lethal bronzing.
(11/20/20) Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site visitors can look forward to several new amenities, including fitness signs, a StoryWalk and garden.
(11/20/20) Mid- to late November is the best time for buying daffodil, snowdrop, tulip, narcissus, hyacinth and crocus bulbs to allow them enough chilling.
(Video 11/19/20) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is approaching the midway point, and tonnage and sugar recovery have been excellent.
(Video 11/19/20) Rice farmers in south Louisiana have completed their second crop harvest, and fields are now being flooded for crawfish.
(11/19/20) A team of LSU AgCenter scientists is developing a new program for Louisiana fruit and vegetable farmers to help them reduce food safety risks.
(11/18/20) The East Carroll Parish HYPE Youth Coalition held its first meeting Oct. 30 to elect officers and learn about the civic role of the police jury.
(11/16/20) Enon Elementary joined schools, preschools and individuals across Louisiana to celebrate National Farm to School Month.
(11/13/20) LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy has become only the fourth female to ever be president of the American Mosquito Control Association.
(11/13/20) If you enjoy a tropical look to your landscape, palm trees can provide it.
(11/12/20) Winter in the South doesn’t mean staying indoors. Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities for the holidays and beyond.
(11/12/20) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is still accepting nominations through Dec. 1 for its induction ceremony Mar. 4, 2021, in Baton Rouge.
(11/12/20) The Louisiana Rice Research Board has provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for an endowed super chair in the LSU AgCenter.