(Distributed 01/30/06) Photographers still have a little time to submit work to be considered for use in the LSU AgCenter’s 2007 Get It Growing lawn and garden calendar.
(Distributed 01/27/06) Louisiana’s agricultural producers already faced problems including drought, high fuel and fertilizer costs and low prices for their commodities in 2005 – even before the hurricanes struck, an LSU AgCenter economist said Friday (Jan. 27).
(Distributed 01/27/06) Enjoying fresh Louisiana strawberries at Christmas isn’t yet a tradition, but it could have been this year. Experts with the LSU AgCenter say favorable weather and new strawberry varieties helped farmers start bringing the crop in earlier than usual this year.
(Distributed 01/30/06) Greenhouse tomato growers can expect "hands on" experience during the LSU AgCenter’s 10th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Seminar slated for Feb. 24 at the AgCenter’s Red River Research Station.
(Distributed 01/27/06) Thousands of people learned about where food and fiber come from as they strolled through the LSU AgCenter’s Ag Alley here Jan. 20-21. The exhibits were part of the 24th Annual Ag Expo in Monroe.
(Distributed 01/26/06) Thousands of youngsters from across the state are working toward competing in the 71st annual LSU AgCenter Spring Livestock Show Feb. 11-18. Approximately 1,500 4-H and FFA members are expected to bring about 4,500 animals to the state show, which will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
(Distributed 01/25/06) The LSU AgCenter will offer forestry forums across the state over the next few weeks to help those in the industry keep up with the latest technological advances, tax issues and other vital information.
(Distributed 01/19/06) Another group has successfully completed an extensive educational program designed to help them be better cattle producers. The 2005 class of the Master Cattle Program received diplomas at the recent Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Alexandria.
(Distributed 01/19/06) An LSU AgCenter agent has been recognized with one of the top awards from the Louisiana Sweet Potato Association.
(Distributed 01/19/06) The LSU AgCenter will host the 2006 Louisiana Master Gardener State Conference April 20-22 at the Holiday Inn South in Baton Rouge. The conference in April takes the place of one originally scheduled for September, which was canceled after Hurricane Katrina struck the state.
(Distributed 01/19/06) As crawfish season nears, consumers have many questions. What will the crawfish be like this year? How much will crawfish cost? Because of last year’s weather – both hurricanes and drought conditions – those questions do not have clear answers, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
(TV News 1/2/06) An ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure when it comes to building homes that stand in the path of a hurricane. Stronger and smarter is the message building specialists are sending to builders and homeowners. (Runtime: 1 minute 34 seconds)
(Distributed 01/13/06) A popular series of monthly educational programs for home gardeners that started last year will be continued in 2006. Dubbed "Through the Garden Gate," the programs are short, mid-day educational sessions held the third Thursday of every month at the LSU AgCenter’s Burden Center in Baton Rouge.
(Distributed 01/12/06) Louisiana corn and cotton producers will learn the latest in research designed to help them grow profitable crops during the 2006 Louisiana Corn and Cotton Forums slated for Feb. 7 at the Delhi Civic Center.
(Distributed 01/11/06) Eager to get a feel for recovery work, nine students from McDaniel College in Maryland are spending two weeks with LSU AgCenter agents lending a hand in the cleanup following Hurricane Katrina.
(Distributed 01/11/06) Experts say Asian soybean rust is here to stay, which means producers will have to maintain vigilance over their crops to keep the fungus at bay.
(Distributed 01/10/06) Rice farmers whose fields have high salt levels from Hurricane Rita’s storm surge should avoid plowing their fields, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 01/05/06) Twenty-five men and women from across Louisiana began a two-year venture in the LSU AgCenter’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program when they attended their first classes this week (Jan. 3-5) in Baton Rouge.
(Radio News 1/9/06) Hurricanes Katrina and Rita exposed how vulnerable standard buildings can be to powerful storms. A lesson from these storms is to build stronger and smarter, the experts say. Runtime: 60 seconds.
(Radio News 1/9/06) Representatives with the U.S. Department of Energy toured the LSU AgCenter’s showcase home, known as LaHouse, and said this structure shows what homeowners can do to streghten their homes and make them more efficient. Runtime: 60 seconds.
(Distributed 01/04/06) The LSU AgCenter is bringing its Ag Alley and Body Walk exhibits to the North Louisiana Ag Expo 2006 Jan. 20-21 at the Monroe Civic Center. Coordinated by the LSU AgCenter, Ag Alley is a combination of several "alleys" filled with information about different commodities grown in Louisiana. This is the third year Ag Alley is making an appearance at the Ag Expo.