(07/03/20) July can be a tough month in Louisiana due to heat, high humidity, and increased disease and insect pressure.
(07/02/20) BATON ROUGE, La.—The LSU AgCenter, in collaboration with the Acadiana Food Alliance, Market Umbrella and Sprout-Nola, will kick off a free training.
(07/01/20) Food4All, a new resource from the LSU AgCenter, could help ease the burden on Louisiana growers and producers by providing an online sales platform.
(07/01/20) When New Orleans restauranteur Dickie Brennan was ready to find tomato varieties for his restaurants, he called on the LSU AgCenter.
(07/01/20) Scientists at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station detailed their work in an online field day presentation on July 1.
(06/30/20) The LSU AgCenter SNAP Education program recently worked with the City of Bogalusa to install health and walking trail signs in Bogalusa.
(06/29/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Two north Louisiana 4-H’ers have been named Student of the Year in this year’s competition.
(06/29/20) With elections held online, contests from the comfort of homes and nightly assemblies supported by broadband, 4-H University was different this year.
(06/26/20) Growing plants in containers can be very convenient. For one thing, it makes your plants portable.
When frequent trips to the grocery store are not ideal, shoppers might want to focus on produce that lasts the longest, and the LSU AgCenter can help.
(06/22/20) During a “normal” year, more than 1,500 4-H’ers from around the state would be invading the LSU campus this week to compete, learn and have fun.
[Video](6/29/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how you can extract seeds from your vegetables to plant your next crops.
[Video](7/6/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard demonstrates how to easily propagate plants from cuttings.
[Video](6/25/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why this elegant, tall-stemmed plant is a good choice for your landscape.
(06/19/20) During this time when folks are still cautiously quarantining, you can create a tranquil oasis of your own.
[Video](6/15/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to some beautiful plants that attract pollinators like butterflies and bees.
(06/16/20) PAULINA, La. — The annual tomato field day had to be canceled this year, but the research continued.
(06/12/20) This year’s rice crop is progressing well, and the recent Tropical Storm Cristobal had little effect.
(06/12/20) When the school garden at J.S. Aucoin Elementary produced an abundance of cucumbers, is was a perfect opportunity to give back to the community.
(06/12/20) June 22 through 28 is National Pollinator Week, and the focus is “Pollinators, Plants, People, Planet,” according to www.pollinator.org.
(Video 06/10/20) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers are putting the finishing touches on planting this year’s crop, and planting has gone relatively smoothly.
(Video 06/10/20) Fire plays an important ecological role in managing forest land. A burn certification course was taught to better understand the use of fire.
(06/10/20) A resilient home is one that can be quickly restored at minimal expense to a safe, healthy and comfortable home after a natural disaster.
(06/10/20) The 2020 field day at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station will be a statewide event held online only because of COVID-19.
(06/09/20) The 2020 Dean Lee Research and Extension Center virtual field tour will be on the internet starting at 8:30 a.m. on July 20.
[Video](6/8/20) AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains other reasons why this exciting plant is now a member of the Louisiana Super Plant program
(06/08/20) BATON ROUGE, La - For the first time in its 90-year history, the election took place virtually via the Louisiana FFA website.
[Video](5/31/20) Heather Kirk-Ballard describes how you can plant a variety of textured plants together to strengthen the aesthetic impact of your landscape.
(06/05/20) I’ve been getting a great deal of questions about tomatoes lately. ‘Tis the season.
(06/03/20) Rice plants are recovering from a hailstorm last week, but yield losses are expected in some fields.
(06/02/20) With an active season predicted, it is never too early to prepare your pantry for what a storm might bring.
(06/01/20) Louisiana’s cotton farmers have nearly completed this year’s planting, and the crop size has shrunk when compared to earlier estimates.
(05/29/20) Growing vegetables from your own seeds is probably one of the most fulfilling achievements of vegetable gardening.
(05/27/20) With extra time at home, many people have begun raising chickens for the first time, while others are considering this rapidly burgeoning hobby.
(05/28/20) With crawfish season winding down, an LSU AgCenter crawfish specialist has written guidelines for stocking new ponds.
(Video 05/27/20) Blackberries are considered a superfood and are a sign summer is here. LSU AgCenter researchers are looking for ways to improve production.
(Video 05/27/20) Louisiana’s cotton farmers are wrapping up their planting, and this year’s crop is going to be smaller than initial projections.
(05/26/20 Home gardeners are often distressed by slime molds during extended periods of overcast, warm and wet weather, which is common in Louisiana.
(05/27/20) The second Louisiana Super Plant announced for 2020 are Lucky Star pentas.
(05/26/20) In past years 4-H camp at the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center has served more than 3,000 youth. Now even more are expected.
(05/26/20) The 2020 hurricane season could bring new challenges as Louisiana residents also navigate the realities of COVID-19.
(05/22/20) The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and now is the time to prepare your yard, gardens and landscapes for bad weather.
(05/21/20) The LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist said farmers are pleased with the progress of the current crop.
(05/20/20) The 2020 field day at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station will be held online on July 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
(05/19/20) Live Healthy Thibodaux is bringing the community together to address health needs in Thibodaux and the surrounding area.
(05/19/20) Blueberry growers are hoping to avoid the drastically reduced sales that some other farms have experienced because of lost markets.
(05/18/20) In response to the recent relaxation of Gov. Edwards’ stay-at-home directive, Burden Museum & Gardens has announced a reopening on May 18.
(05/15/20) Chaste tree, also known as vitex, is simple in ease of care but is far from being plain.
(05/14/20) When Louisiana begins reopening the economy following weeks of a stay-at-home order, people will need to continue to take precautions.
(05/13/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — After schools in West Feliciana Parish closed in mid-March, schools had to decide what to do with their gardens.
(05/12/20) In many cases, producers have been pushed to their limits to keep up with increasing demands for locally grown products.
(05/11/20) May is Older Americans Month, a national observation of the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(05/11/20) She works in fashion. He works in medicine. Their skills helped create a supply chain to provide protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(05/08/20) Louisiana vegetable growers are beginning to see problems from southern bacterial wilt, one of the most serious diseases of garden crops.
[Video] (5/11/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to properly pollinate your plants.
[Video] (5/11/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you an economical way to fill in those unsightly holes.
(05/08/20) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will host an online National Public Gardens Week celebration via their website and Facebook page.
(05/08/20) You can create a gorgeous arrangement for your home or someone special with just a few items.
(05/08/20) LSU AgCenter experts have been getting inquiries from the public about Asian giant hornets, but it’s not believed the insects are in Louisiana.
(05/08/20) A gift for her garden is sure to make her happy this Mother’s Day.
(05/08/20) Scarcity in grocery stores despite an abundant food supply can be attributed primarily to distribution challenges.
(05/07/20) Rice prices have rebounded, and the Louisiana 2020 crop is off to a good start.
(05/07/20) Tracy Evans has been named senior director of development for the LSU AgCenter, College of Agriculture and School of Veterinary Medicine.
(05/07/20) Now is a great time to pick blackberries and dewberries, but how can you tell the difference between the two?
(05/04/20) People can do several things in their homes in addition to cleaning high-touch surfaces to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
(05/04/20) COVID-19 has had a profound effect on people, and it also may be playing a role in the potential decline of the Eastern wild turkey population.
(05/01/20) Many people are heading outdoors to pass the time and stay active during the coronavirus stay-at-home order.
(05/01/20) Blackberries are shiny, black fruit bursting with sweet juice.
(04/30/20) As most end-of-year school celebrations have been interrupted, LSU AgCenter 4-H professionals have found a virtual way to recognize senior 4-H’ers.
(04/30/20) Two LSU AgCenter experts offered advice for those looking to stretch their dollars amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic
(04/28/20) Cleanup is underway at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center, which was hit by a devastating tornado on April 22.
(04/27/20) LSU AgCenter 4-H agents are recreating 4-H Club experiences virtually to offer traditional and not-so-traditional programs.
(04/24/20) Fire ants can be a formidable foe in the garden and landscape. They come with a one-two punch for sure.
(04/27/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — This is the time of year when you can expect to begin seeing swarms of Formosan subterranean termites.