[Video](8/9/21) Heather Kirk Ballard explains what’s causing bark shedding and other issues with your crape myrtles.
[Video](8/2/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturists Heather Kirk-Ballard and Kiki Fontenot explain how and why to prune your blueberry bushes.
(07/30/21) The newly renovated LSU Textile and Costume Museum will reopen Sunday, Aug. 29, with the debut of an exhibition of Mayan textiles.
(07/30/21) The armyworm troops have set up camp, causing headaches for many homeowners.
(07/29/21) Commodity field days are a normal summertime occurrence for LSU AgCenter agents and specialists, but a field day without growers is just different.
(Video 07/29/21) The wet spring and summer have caused many issues for farmers and is expected to lead to lower yields for many crops.
(video 07/29/21) Some good news for growers is that they will have two new varieties available to them, and each show promise.
(07/27/21) Two newly released sugarcane varieties took center stage at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station’s first live field day since 2019 .
(07/26/21) LSU AgCenter Flavors of Health nutrition agents from across the state were chopping, dicing, whipping and meal planning as part of a training.
(7/23/2021) There’s a lot going on with crape myrtles this summer. I’ve gotten quite a few calls about these highly prized ornamental trees of the South.
(07/22/21) The Louisiana Master Farmer Program is celebrating 20 years, and the program is getting a new “toolbox” that will help spread the message,
(07/15/21) Members of 4-H and FFA recently competed in the 51st Annual LSU AgCenter State Horse Show on July 5-9 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. in Gonzales.
(07/08/21) LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Rodrigo Valverde has been elected a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society.
(07/16/21) The LSU AgCenter will welcome nursery and landscape professionals to the Hammond Research Station July 23 to hear about plant trials and research.
(07/15/21) The LSU AgCenter is pleased to announce that Ted Gauthier has been named the new head of the Department of Agricultural Chemistry.
(07/16/21) It’s fig season in Louisiana, and this year has turned out an excellent crop.
(Video 07/15/21) Crop prices for many Louisiana farm commodities have been strong this year, thanks to improving global economic conditions.
(Video 07/15/21) At this year’s Louisiana 4-H and FFA horse show, competitors flashed their riding, roping and speaking skills.
[Video](7/26/21) Heather Kirk Ballard explains how you can beat the soggy conditions by growing container vegetable gardens.
[Video](7/19/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to propagate fig branches so you can plant more of these fruit-bearing trees.
(07/13/21) The LSU AgCenter has signed an agreement with African Agriculture Inc. to provide training and tech transfer opportunities to farmers in Senegal.
(07/09/21) With the historic rains this spring and summer, some of our plants, yards and gardens are suffering. Container gardening may be a solution for you.
(07/09/21) All crop and livestock producers are invited to attend the Louisiana Soil Health Forum for Crops and Livestock on July 15.
(07/06/21) More than 400 rice producers and industry insiders gathered for the first post-pandemic field day at the Rice Research Station on June 30.
[Video](7/12/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk Ballard talks about the advantages of the durable and beautiful tropical plant.
[Video](7/5/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to properly care for your hardy hibiscus.
(Video 07/02/21)A new rice variety will give growers another tool to fight pests and was one of the highlights of the LSU AgCenter’s annual Rice Field Day.
(07/02/21) With several hundred types of hibiscus, one could write a book on this plant alone — and many have done so.
(06/30/21) Researchers discussed sustainability, farmland conservation and better water quality at the Cotton and Grain Field Day.
(06/25/21) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will sponsor a food preparation workshop from 10 a.m.- noon on July 17 at the Botanic Gardens at Burden.
(06/25/21) There are quite a few perennials out there that perform well in the summertime here in Louisiana, but none more so than salvias.
(06/23/21) Louisiana 4-H is bringing the Camp Grant Walker experience to kids across the state with one-day sessions of educational and recreational activities.
(06/21/21) The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station is planning two field days for July.
(06/21/2) Many people think of an air conditioner as something that circulates cool air through their home.
(06/18/21) Trial gardens provide us important information about growth habits of new plants varieties and how they perform in different USDA hardiness zones.
[Video](6/28/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk Ballard explains some other coneflower features, as well as tips on how to properly care for them.
[Video](6/21/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard talks about plants that can attract pollinators, while coloring your landscape.
(Video 06/16/21) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers are wrapping up planting this year’s crop under extremely hot conditions and with one eye on the tropics.
(Video 06/16/21) The summer heat has arrived, which also means blackberries are at their peak. Blackberries are easy to grow and are considered a superfood.
A resilient home is one that can be quickly restored at minimal expense to a safe, healthy and comfortable home after a natural disaster.
(06/14/21) St. Mary Parish libraries have added a new exercise element to summer programming this year thanks to a partnership with the LSU AgCenter.
(06/11/21) June 21 to 27 is National Pollinator Week, and the focus is “Pollinators, Plants, People, Planet."
(06/10/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter will soon reopen a forage testing lab on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
(06/08/21) After only being allowed to meet virtually last year, rice farmers will be able to put boots on the ground at this year’s rice field day on June 30.
(06/09/21) A group of teenagers from throughout the city spent all day June 2 learning valuable life skills at the Orleans Parish 4-H Healthy Living Workshop.
(06/08/21) The LSU AgCenter will conduct a Sensory Evaluation of Food class Aug. 17-18 in the Animal and Food Sciences Building on the LSU Baton Rouge campus.
(06/07/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — Oysters have had an impact on both Louisiana’s culture and seafood industry.
(06/07/21) Changing health behaviors in a population is no small task, but the LSU AgCenter has been working diligently in communities to lower obesity rates.
(06/04/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — P. Lynn Kennedy has been named head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.
(Video 06/04/21) One of the South’s premier research gardens, the Hammond Research Station, is now open to the general public.
(Video 06/04/21) Louisiana wheat farmers are in the midst of their harvest, and despite some adverse weather, yields have been better than expected.
(06/04/21) Daylilies are impressive this time of year. These herbaceous perennials are one of the most carefree flowering plants you can plant in your garden.
LSU AgCenter's Food Innovation Institute promises to partner researchers with entrepreneurs to shape the future of food production, consumption and innovation.
he LSU AgCenter and Somerset Plantation will host a Cotton and Grain Field Day on June 24 at Somerset Plantation in Newellton.
Heather Kirk Ballard explains on this edition of Get It Growing, the beautiful colors are not the only advantage of adding these to your rows of vegetables.
[Video](6/7/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard and Kiki Fontenot discuss the exciting thornless blackberry variety Prime-Arc Traveler.
(5/31/2021) According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people spend close to 90% of their time indoors.
(05/28/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU AgCenter researcher Kristen Healy discusses the effects of mosquito prevention on honey bees.
(05/28/21) Nothing brightens a room like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Have you ever considered dedicating a spot in your garden just for cut flowers?
(05/26/21) Intermittent fasting, a type of diet that relies on periods of fasting and feasting, has become more prevalent as proponents endorse the diet online
(05/25/21) NEW ORLEANS — A love for cooking has propelled some New Orleans-area students into the cooking scene of the city.
(05/25/21) f your home was flooded, the tremendous work, expense and stress that follows can mean a daunting time ahead.
(05/25/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana 4-H announce that Todd Tarifa has been named department head for 4-H youth development.
(05/21/21) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting another active hurricane season with between 13 and 20 named storms.
[Video](5/24/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why now is the perfect time to hype the hydrangea.
[Video](5/31/21)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to the latest Louisiana Super Plant — the striking Suncredible Sunflower.
(05/21/21) The rain has been pouring for nearly a week, causing flooding in parts of the state. Take this opportunity to address problem spots in your yard.
(05/20/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — Weeks of wet weather in Louisiana has led to damage from one of the most serious diseases of crops.
(Video 05/20/21) The rain just keeps coming for farmers in Louisiana this spring, and cotton planting is significantly behind.
(Video 05/20/21) Lumber prices have increased more than 300% during the pandemic.
(05/20/21) If you have started construction on a new home, you probably have experienced sticker shock when it comes to the price of building materials.
(05/19/21) The Louisiana 4-H Foundation has unveiled a new scholarship program for graduating high school seniors in honor of Robert and Debbie Joyner.