(04/25/17) Nearly 1,200 students from area schools learned where food comes from during Ag Day at the Fast Food Farm in St. James Parish.
(02/14/17) Lauren Martin spent her winter break with seven other students studying food and culture in Athens, Nafplion and Aegina, Greece.
(12/30/16) The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs.
(Video 12/26/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains intercropping
(12/22/16) If you are looking to get healthier in the New Year, you can find plenty of ways to go about it.
(12/23/16) During this busy time of year when giving and receiving gifts are so much part of the season, it’s good to consider the gifts our gardens give us.
(12/21/16) Unfavorable weather and lower commodity prices made 2016 a difficult year for those involved in agriculture in Louisiana.
(Video 12/21/16) There is a new sports drink on the market using a technology that helps mask the taste of electrolytes without using a large amount of sugar.
(Video 12/21/16) Louisiana agriculture had a tough year as unfavorable weather and lower commodity prices made it difficult for those involved in agriculture.
(12/20/16) An invasive insect species could be making itself at home in your house, and the unwelcome guest is the variegated Asian ladybeetle.
(12/20/16) Two LSU AgCenter researchers were recently awarded more than $42,000 in grant funding that will help them promote their inventions.
(12/20/16) The LSU AgCenter will conduct a series of rice clinics throughout the rice-growing areas of Louisiana to help farmers prepare for next season.
(Video 12/19/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the importance of determining proper placement and spacing before you put them in the ground.
(12/16/16) Dormant-season sodding can be successful but it's a little riskier.
(12/14/16) Risk comes with every bite of food we take.
(12/14/16) Louisiana photographers have the chance to get their best gardening-related photographs published in the 2018 LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
(12/13/16) The eighth annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens has been scheduled for Jan. 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(12/12/16) Steve Linscombe of the LSU AgCenter received the Rice Industry Award at the 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference for his work as rice breeder.
(12/13/16) The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards at a ceremony on Dec. 13.
(12/13/16) Timber and taxes are among the topics to be presented at the 2017 Ag Expo Forestry Forum slated for Jan. 13 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
(12/09/16) After more than five years of working with the people of Liberia, the latest LSU AgCenter project to improve agricultural practices is complete.
(Video 12/12/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to care for your Christmas cactuses during the holiday season and throughout the year.
(12/09/16) Winter vegetable gardening in Louisiana is tremendously rewarding. Many of the vegetables that we planted earlier are ready to harvest.
(12/08/16) Expected cold weather often brings concern about protecting landscape plants during frosts and freezes.
(12/08/16) Fresh foods from farm to table is the focus of the Ag Expo Gardening Seminar set for Jan. 14 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
(12/08/16) Ag Alley, an interactive educational program about Louisiana agriculture, is set for Jan. 11-14 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe.
(Video 12/07/16) For nearly three months, sugarcane farmers have been harvesting their fields and trying to finish before the New Year.
(12/07/16) Researchers with the LSU AgCenter School of Renewable Natural Resources have found that seaside sparrows contained carbon from the Deepwater Horizon.
(12/06/16) The Louisiana Turfgrass Association annual conference will take place Jan. 5, at Stadium Club South overlooking the south end zone in Tiger Stadium.
(12/06/16) Members of the Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council heard about the effects of recent floods on pastureland at their annual meeting on Dec. 2.
(12/06/16) Students from southwest Louisiana schools got an up-close look at careers in agriculture at an LSU AgCenter event on Dec. 1.
(12/05/16) The LSU AgCenter will host three workshops in early 2017 about sustainable irrigation practices for row crops.
(Video 12/05/16) Dan Gill explains how the beautiful Get It Growing calendar is an ideal resource to keep gardeners on track every month of the year.
(12/02/16) When her husband suggested dipping apples in different colors to match themes of events she catered, Deme Banks she headed to the kitchen.
(12/02/16) Scores of visitors prowled through a greenhouse at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, purchasing poinsettias and voting for their favorites.
(12/02/16) What we generally do with leaves that fall from deciduous tree this time of year is a shame.
(11/11/16) As fall turns to winter, Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities for the holidays and beyond.
(11/28/16) Three rural parishes are making plans for how they will work to make sustainable changes to improve residents’ health in 2017.
(Video 11/28/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how pansies can stay beautiful a long time.
(Video 11/23/16) It’s beginning to be the peak of the Louisiana citrus season.
(Video 11/23/16) If you want your poinsettia to last into the New Year, proper care is important.
(Video 11/9/16) Two LSU entomology graduate students are working on ways to help an insect control an invasive aquatic weed.
(11/25/16) Our gardens are full of plant materials that can add unique beauty to holiday decorations.
(11/23/16) 4-H’ers submit records of their personal achievements and participation and look forward to the 4-H educational award trip to south Louisiana.
(11/23/16) The LSU AgCenter will offer three food safety training programs in January on industry regulations for food processors.
(11/22/16) It’s time to think about choosing this year’s Christmas tree. But before you do, the LSU AgCenter suggests a few things to consider.
(11/21/16 Two professors from the LSU AgCenter were recognized as regional award winners at the annual meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi on Oct. 25.
(11/22/16) Many homeowners and commercial landscapers are noticing clusters of honey-colored mushrooms in their landscapes.
(11/21/16) Citrus harvest is in full swing in Louisiana, and people are enjoying the sweetness of satsumas, but some have complained about internal dry rot.
(Video 11/21/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a plant that looks and smells similar to the wisteria but is not as troublesome.
(11/18/16) For the first time in four years, consumers can expect to pay a little less for their Thanksgiving meal.
(11/18/16) October to March is the prime season for planting hardy trees in Louisiana, and November through early December is an especially good time.
(11/17/16) Farmers heard about the advantages and pitfalls of growing rice on raised beds using furrow irrigation at a rice growers meeting on Nov. 15.
(11/17/16) LSU AgCenter rice breeder Adam Famoso has been named the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Endowed Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
(11/17/16) Twin sisters Brooke and Bryce Fontenot share the same physical feature: curly brown hair and identical smiles. But the resemblance is deeper.
(11/15/16) From the moment the Thanksgiving turkey is carved until the clink of champagne glasses on New Year’s Eve, Americans will celebrate with food.
(11/15/16) An LSU AgCenter team of water experts is studying how farmers in northern Caddo Parish may benefit from implementing NRCS management practices.
(11/14/16) Alana Russell, a graduate student in the LSU College of Agriculture, was recognized for receiving the John and Grace Roussel Graduate Fellowship.
(11/09/16) Since 1999, more than 100 Louisiana 4-H and FFA members have been first-place winners in the Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor program at the LSU AgCenter
(11/11/16) The PotashCorp fertilizer plant in Geismar has donated $50,000 to fund showmanship awards at the annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(Video 11/14/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about American beautyberries.
(11/11/16) There is more to flowers than meets the eye or the nose. You can eat many of them.
(11/10/16) Louisiana pecan growers who were eager to bounce back from a less-than-stellar crop last year will likely have their hopes dashed this year.
(Video 11/09/16) Sweet potatoes are a holiday staple, and Louisiana sweet potato farmers are busy getting their potatoes to market.
(11/09/16) Starting an agritourism business can be a profitable enterprise, but it also carries liability risks that can be managed.
(11/07/16) AgMagic at the State Fair, now in its eighth year there, teaches youth about agriculture and safety during four days of interactive school tours.
(11/07/16) Like a lot of people in south Louisiana, Robert Wolf grew up knowing the value of good food.
(11/07/16) The LSU AgCenter will host a poinsettia open house and sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 2 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
(11/04/16) Almost any time of year is a good time to “Get it Growing” in Louisiana, and the 2017 LSU AgCenter calendar can help you do that.
(11/04/16) Fall is an outstanding time to plant many of the hardy culinary herbs, and one of the most popular is parsley.
(11/03/16) Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, food science professor, has been awarded an honorary degree from Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
(10/31/16) The LSU College of Agriculture hosted a regional meeting for students in MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences).
(10/31/16) Cattle owners attending the Acadiana Cattle Producers Fall Field Day learned about preparing winter pastures and controlling weeds.
(10/28/16) LSU Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson met with people interested in investing in the state's medical marijuana project on Oct. 28.
(10/28/16) The AgCenter held three seminars for Louisiana agricultural lenders to provide updated resources in light of challenges facing agriculture producers.
(10/28/16) The LSU AgCenter is participating in a $3.3 million grant to help produce growers improve their safety practices.
(10/28/16) – The LSU College of Agriculture has awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships to 90 students for the 2016-2017 school year.
(10/28/16) The LSU AgCenter and Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya, are developing a program to improve economic development and poverty reduction.
(10/28/16) The LSU AgCenter and the Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association will host a meeting to discuss growing rice in rows.
(10/28/16) Using weed killers or herbicides should be approached very carefully by the gardener.
(Video 10/26/16) Crawfish farmers have begun flooding their fields in preparation for the upcoming crawfish season.
(Video 10/26/16) Louisiana cotton farmers are nearing the completion of their harvest.
(Video 11/07/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to some popular new dwarf nandinas.
(Video 10/31/16) The Confederate rose is a hibiscus that grows quickly and creates beautiful double blooms.
(10/26/16) Vegetable growers looking to grow pumpkins for fun or profit learned strategies to select varieties and increase yields at a recent
(Video 10/24/16) On this edition of Get It GrowingLSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains sun damage on tropical plants.
(Video 10/17/16) If you want squash or cabbage and broccoli on your Thanksgiving table, you better start planting cold season vegetables in October.
(10/25/16) The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center will host its next seasonal Saturday Open House on Nov. 12
(10/25/16) Louisiana sweet potato growers are experiencing a tough harvest period following record rains that hit the state in August.
(10/25/16) The LSU College of Agriculture celebrated Ag Week on the LSU campus Oct. 17-23.
(10/25/16) Freshwater and saltwater flooding effects on forage production will highlight the annual conference of the Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council.
(10/25/16) By the end of October, flooding rains of August had a significant impact on the Louisiana cotton crop.
(10/24/16) Cattle producers heard from LSU AgCenter experts about good nutrition and pasture management at a field day Oct. 20.
(10/20/16) This year's citrus harvest is coming in on time and in good shape.
(10/21/16) The 2016 sugarcane harvest is off to a great start, said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois.
(10/21/16) Pansies and violas are popular cool-season bedding plants used to beautify gardens in Louisiana.
(10/18/16) Several LSU AgCenter professionals were honored at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting on Sept. 12-15.
(10/19/16) There is no easy answer to how the August flooding may have affected the upcoming crawfish season, LSU AgCenter experts said.