(Video News 03/26/13) The LSU AgCenter is one of several organizations supporting small farms established in urban settings. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited urban farms in New Orleans that are bringing locally-grown, fresh food to city dwellers. (Runtime: 2:27)
(Audio 03/25/13) Store shelves and children’s baskets overflow with candy at Easter time. Parents may be mindful of not going overboard with candy, but inevitably children will get candy. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Denise Holston-West said some of the sweet treats could be replaced with toys.
(Audio 03/25/13) Lots of eggs will get boiled, dyed, hid and hunted this Easter. Denise Holston-West says we must remember that hard cooked eggs are perishable, and eggs should not be allowed to sit out all day. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 03/20/13) Corn planting has started across the state. Frequent rains in recent months have farmers behind schedule, but LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that farmers will plant as much as they can while the corn-planting window is open. (Runtime: 1:15)
(Audio News 03/14/13) Farmers are sowing the first seeds of spring. Corn is going into the ground, but wet weather has delayed planting, according to LSU AgCenter corn specialist Ronnie Levy.
(Audio News 03/12/13) Weeds that grow wild on the edges of fields are not an issue from a weed management standpoint. But in those weeds lurk insects, and if farmers don’t control those weeds, the insects will make their way onto their crops. (Runtime: 1:15)
(Audio News 03/11/13) During March’s National Nutrition Month, LSU AgCenter nutritionists emphasize the importance of serving children a nutrient-dense diet. Quincy Cheek, a family and consumer science agent with the LSU AgCenter, says children can consume plenty of empty calories often in the form of soft drinks, energy drinks and fruit-flavored beverages. (Runtime: 1:33)
(Audio News 03/07/13) Louisiana’s wet winter has caused problems for farmers preparing to plant. Ridding fields of weeds is usually a task farmers do a month or so before planting, but wet weather has hampered those efforts, according to LSU AgCenter weed scientist Jim Griffin. (Runtime: 1:20)
(Video News 03/07/13) To control insects, farmers also need to control weeds. Spring plantings are starting, and it’s best to begin with a field that has few insects around it. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story.
(Video News 03/07/13) Louisiana farmers are preparing to plant their spring crops, but heavy rains throughout the winter have delayed weed removal and could postpone planting. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports. (Runtime: 1:52)
(Audio News 03/05/13) Louisiana’s winter has been warmer and wetter than normal. This has been hard on the state’s wheat crop, which is midway through its growing season. Wheat doesn’t like wet conditions, but LSU AgCenter wheat specialist Ed Twidwell says wheat that was planted properly seems to surviving the rain. (Runtime: 1:15)
(Audio News 03/01/13) LSU AgCenter nutritionists are encouraging people to eat right, your way, every day as a part of March’s National Nutrition Month. Quincy Cheek, an LSU AgCenter family and consumer science agent, says eating right doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods. (Runtime: 1:30)