(01/10/20) Baton Rouge, LA — The children of Charles E. and Rose Ashy Broussard, of Vermilion Parish, have created an endowment to support an internship.
(01/23/20) The 30th annual Florida Parishes Forestry Forum will be held on Feb. 18 at the University Center at Southeastern Louisiana University.
(01/23/19) Restoring native plants and landscapes was a highlight at this year’s Ag Expo gardening seminar in West Monroe on Jan. 17.
(01/23/20) The LSU AgCenter and Southwest Louisiana Forestry Association will hold a forum Feb. 29 to provide information on managing forests.
(01/21/20) MANY, La. — The LSU AgCenter will host a series of Louisiana Master Cattleman classes beginning March 10 in Many for cattle producers.
(01/16/20) Maps released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Louisiana is one of seven states high physical inactivity among adults.
[Video](1/27/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard names some that look and grow the best during winter.
(01/17/20) An LSU AgCenter scientist is researching ways to increase food production by manipulating the processes of photosynthesis and photorespiration.
[Video](1/20/20) AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why this cold-hardy tree with a tropical look might be a good choice for your landscape.
(01/17/20) Growing indoor plants is a great way to bring the wonder of the outdoors inside.
(10/11/19) The Gulf South Chapter of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is endowing a scholarship in the LSU College of Agriculture.
(01/14/20) Pine trees are an important natural resource in Louisiana, fueling the state’s multibillion-dollar timber industry and providing wildlife habitat.
(01/15/19) Baton Rouge, La. — Managing turfgrass issues was the focus of this year’s annual Louisiana Turfgrass Association meeting held at LSU on Jan. 9.
(01/15/20) Cotton specialists from across the country have named Dan Fromme the Cotton Extension Specialist of the Year.
(01/15/20) A new LSU AgCenter Agricultural Leadership Development Program class started the week of Jan. 6 in Baton Rouge.
(01/14/20) Hundreds of youth from across Louisiana will gather in Gonzales this February for the 85th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(01/14/20) The LSU AgCenter will host a Central Region crops and cattle forum Feb. 18 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria.
(01/13/20) Rice farmers preparing for the 2020 crop heard recently from LSU AgCenter experts about what they should be considering before they get in the field.
(01/10/20) Kenneth Gravois, LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist, said the muddy 2018 harvest affected the recent sugarcane crop with reduced cane tonnage.
(01/10/20) Most folks don’t realize that tea comes from a camellia. Yes, that’s right. Camellia sinensis is the plant.
(01/10/20) Six people who completed environmental stewardship training through the Louisiana Master Farmer Program were recognized Jan. 9.
(01/08/20) Baton Rouge, La. — The LSU AgCenter has named Glen Gentry director of its Central Research Station in Baton Rouge.
(01/08/20) Alessandra Bresnan, a graduate student in theSchool of Renewable Natural Resources, is studying conservation genetics of captive and wild tigers.
(11/29/19)You have several options of what to do with leaf litter. Some are good, and some are not so good.
(01/06/20) Don’t miss the LaHouse winter Saturday open house on Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(01/03/20) There was a time in my life when I thought a colorful winter garden did not exist. I was so wrong.
[Video](1-06-20), LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard visits with weed scientist Ron Strahan as they explore organic herbicides.
[Video](12-30-19)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains the benefits of leaves and the best way to dispose of them.
[Video](12-2-19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard visits a local grower to find out how they keep up with the demand for seasonal poinsettias
[Video](12-16-19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to create beautiful Christmas decorations from evergreen tree branches.
[Video](11-23-19)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard offers tips for winterizing your garden crops — so they can survive and flourish.
(Video 12/23/19) 2019 was a challenging year for Louisiana agriculture. Unfavorable weather conditions reduced crop yields, and a tariff spat hurt prices.
(Video 12/23/19) Properly identifying fish can lead to more sound conservation management decisions and is useful to determine the health of waterways.
(12/23/19) The LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station is collaborating on a project aimed at studying the ancestors of modern rice plants.
(12/20/19) LSU AgCenter recently hired Ashley Keith Edwards as an extension agent and coordinator for regional animal science programs.
(12/20/19) Loquat trees are in full bloom right now, and the penetrating fragrance has called the bees out on warm days.
(12/27/19) Winter is the best time for planting trees, and pecans are no exception.
(12/20/19) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is introducing Green Stick Workshops to provide hands-on learning about all things green.
(12/19/19) The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards during a ceremony on Dec. 18.
(12/19/19) Baton Rouge, La. — Researchers from the LSU AgCenter and several other agencies met Dec. 16 for the second annual Roseau Cane Research Summit.
(12/17/19) A group of seven Chinese rice buyers visited the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station as part of a tour of U.S. rice-growing areas.
(12/13/19) The winter months provide us an opportunity to focus on landscape planning, planting and maintenance.
(12/13/19) Students from nine parishes attended the Southwest Regional Agricultural Career Day learn about the vast range of careers in agriculture.
(12/13/19) The 11th annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(12/12/19) Rice farmers, researchers and industry representatives from rice-growing states, including Louisiana, met in Little Rock Dec. 8-10.
(12/12/19) Industrial hemp is gaining interest as farmers explore the potential for increased profits from growing hemp varieties.
(Video 12/10/19) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is nearing the end, with several mills expected to finish before Christmas.
(Video 12/10/19) Poinsettias are a traditional part of holiday décor. But do you know the story about how poinsettias became a symbol of Christmastime?
(12/06/19) You can create an evergreen wreath or swag with a few inexpensive floral materials and plant cuttings from the landscape.
(12/03/19) Newellton, La. — The LSU AgCenter recently presented awards to three students who have worked at AgCenter research stations in northeast Louisiana.
(12/03/19) Baton Rouge, La. — Now is the time to make sure you are doing your best to keep your Christmas tree beautiful and safe.
(12/02/19) The LSU AgCenter will host a forestry forum Jan. 17 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
(12/02/19) Rice farmers will have the opportunity to get the latest recommendations and advice from LSU AgCenter experts in a series of meetings in 2020.
(11/27/19) Jim Ottea has been named to the Sternberg Professorship for 2019-2020 in the LSU Ogden Honors College.
(11/14/19) As the holidays approach, most minds will become focused on that special meal. But food safety should also be high on the list of priorities.
(11/19/19) Three LSU AgCenter researchers and extension educators have been recognized for their excellence in agricultural research.
(11/22/19) Poinsettias are one of the most popular winter and Christmastime plants. They can be found this time of year in all sorts of retail outlets.
(Video 11/20/19) A new law in Louisiana is allowing the growing of industrial hemp. The LSU AgCenter held a meeting for those interested in producing hemp.
(11/21/19) Louisiana cooks can expect to spend an average of $46.87 on Thanksgiving dinner this year.
(11/20/19) An LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant agent is studying the effects of crawfish production following a second crop of rice.
(11/18/19) The LSU AgCenter will host a series of four Advanced Master Cattleman classes at the DeWitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria beginning in January.
(11/15/19) Kenner, La. — Combining nutrition with bike safety may seem little odd, but some students in Kenner believe it’s the perfect combination.
(Video 11/14/19) Rice farmers in south Louisiana are wrapping up their ratoon, or second harvest. This year’s second crop faced difficult growing conditions.
(Video 11/15/19) Sweet potatoes are a staple of holiday meals, and growers in Louisiana are making sure there is a good supply for consumers.
(11/15/19) About 500 people attended an LSU AgCenter meeting Nov. 13 to find out about the potential of growing industrial hemp as a cash crop.
[Video](11/25/19) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explores the pink-flowered golden rain tree
[Video](11/18/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how this is the season for satsumas and the advantages of growing these citrus.
(11/15/2019) Rasel Parvej recently joined the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region faculty as assistant professor serving as a soil fertility and agronomy specialist.
(11/15/19) To prepare our plants for freezing weather, we first turn our attention to tropical and subtropical plants that have tender herbaceous foliage.
(11/13/19) Louisiana gardeners and others have a chance to “Get It Growing” next year with the new 2020 calendar from the LSU AgCenter.
(11/13/2019) For cattle producers, artificial insemination (AI) is an affordable way to introduce desirable genetics to a herd and improve herd management.
(11/08/19) The LSU AgCenter will host its second annual conference highlighting applications of digital data in agriculture on Jan. 23, 2020.
(11/08/19) We often associate spring with flowers, but take a look all around you. Fall feels like a second springtime to me.
(11/07/19) Yhr Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is still accepting nominations through Nov. 22 for its induction ceremony, on March 26, 2020.
(11/06/19) Winter in the South doesn’t mean staying indoors. Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities for the holidays and beyond.
(11/06/19) LSU AgCenter scientists and agents have begun a series of workshops to help develop the tea industry in Louisiana.