(Distributed 11/30/05) The LSU AgCenter is part of a team recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the fight against childhood obesity.
(Distributed 11/30/05) Stories are hitting the media saying bleach doesn’t work in mold cleanup and prevention. An LSU AgCenter expert says there are reasons for some of the confusion but that bleach is effective at killing mold.
(Distributed 11/30/05) The winners of this year’s Louisiana 4-H educational trip to New Orleans had to make a few adjustments to their plans, but they still had a good time, according to organizers at the LSU AgCenter. The usual trip just wasn’t possible this year because of the damage to the Superdome and other parts of the city from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, so LSU AgCenter officials planned a similar trip to Baton Rouge for the winners.
(Distributed 11/29/05) Louisiana soybean farmers set a new yield record this year despite entering the season worrying about a potential struggle with Asian soybean rust.
(Distributed 11/23/05) As the temperatures fall and holiday shoppers head for the malls, many people’s thoughts turn to decorating their homes for the holidays. Many Louisiana families will turn to natural trees as part of those decorations, and LSU AgCenter forestry specialist Dr. Don Reed offers tips on picking out the perfect tree, as well as keeping it looking perfect all season long.
(Distributed 11/22/05) The LSU AgCenter’s 2006 Get It Growing calendar provides a variety of special features for Louisiana gardeners, and it’s available for holiday gift-giving. Now in the second year of publication, the Get It Growing calendar is packed with gardening hints and tips specifically written for Louisiana’s growing conditions and climate.
(Distributed 11/22/05) Overly enthusiastic holiday spending can push a family into financial problems – particularly if they’re already facing extra expenses or loss of income following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.On the other hand, realistic holiday expectations and wise management of your time, money, energy, talent and skills can help you have happy holidays and avoid overspending, according to LSU AgCenter family economics professor Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
(Distributed 11/21/05) Ten 4-H’ers represented Louisiana at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Ky., last week, and one of them was among the national champions selected.
(Distributed 11/21/05) While people have been slow to return to New Orleans, one population inhabiting the city in large numbers is the pesky phorid fly, according to an expert with the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 11/18/05) Many families across the state and across the nation face the stressful situation of houseguests who still can’t go home because of devastation from thisi summer's hurricanes. All of them need to make sure they appropriately deal with the stress brought on by such situations, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 11/15/05) The LSU AgCenter is giving Louisiana photographers a chance to show off their work in its 2007 Get It Growing lawn and garden calendar. Approximately 40 nature photos will be selected for the calendar, and entries are welcomed from anyone who is interested.
(Distributed 11/15/05) Nominations for the 2006 Louisiana Farmer of the Year are now being accepted. The award is given to recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of agriculture.
(Distributed 11/11/05) The LSU AgCenter is presenting a series of workshops in southeastern Louisiana designed to help hurricane victims with cleanup and a variety of other topics. The workshops range in scope from chainsaw safety to financial management.
(Distributed 11/05/05) Almost a year after Dr. Ray Schneider discovered the country’s first known occurrence of Asian soybean rust, LSU AgCenter researchers identified the disease again in nearly the same place.
(Distributed 11/10/05) The 2005 Deep South Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Trade Show is slated for Dec. 7-8 at the Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala.
(Distributed 11/10/05) Federal Emergency Management Agency officials came to an LSU AgCenter educational site Wednesday (Nov. 9) to stress that rebuilding "stronger, safer and smarter" is the way to go for those affected by this summer’s hurricanes. Such construction is a major theme behind the LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana House Home and Landscape Resource Center.
(Distributed 11/04/05) Moving to a new home is stressful under the best of circumstances, but many Gulf Coast families have made one or more moves this year because of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Such events can take an emotional toll on families and particularly on children, says LSU AgCenter family life specialist Dr. Diane Sasser.
(Distributed 11/04/05) Students at the Ouachita Parish Alternative Center are learning where food comes from and getting lessons in life at the same time with help from LSU AgCenter agents and Master Gardeners.