(Video 12/11/17) During this time of year, brown and red colored foliage on many plants can indicate cold damage.
(Video 12/18/17) During the Christmas season, you will see Christmas cactuses for sale in nurseries, home improvement stores and even supermarket.
(Video 01/01/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains steps you can take to check and improve your soil composition.
(Video 12/25/17) You have plants left over after Christmas. Can you replant that poinsettia or keep that Christmas cactus?
(Video 12/22/17) Despite some challenging weather, Louisiana farmers were able to produce good yields on many of their row crops.
(12/29/17) The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs that have been previously stored in your refrigerator.
(12/22/17) Louisiana winter landscapes look decidedly different from our landscapes in summer.
(12/22/17) The ninth annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(12/22/17) LSU AgCenter agronomy, horticulture, forestry and animal agents met during the AgCenter annual conference on Dec. 13.
(12/22/17) An early spring got many row crops in Louisiana off to a fast start. Unfortunately, a wet summer kept many crops from reaching their potential.
(Video 12/22/17) The Louisiana’s sugarcane grinding season is going to extend well into January. And the reason is a record crop of sugarcane.
(12/20/17) The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of meetings to help rice farmers prepare for the 2018 crop.
Thirty-four teens represented Louisiana at the annual National 4-H Congress in Atlanta during the Thanksgiving weekend.
(12/20/17) Pine tree height and growth can be improved for up to 28 years by controlling weeds during site preparation, according to LSU AgCenter researchers.
(12/19/17 It looks as if sugarcane grinding season is going to be an extended one. But there is a good reason for the late finish—an exceptional sugarcane crop.
(12/15/17) The American Sugar Cane League has endowed an LSU AgCenter chair in sugar production.
(12/15/17) Moth orchids are relatively easy to grow and are a good choice for a beginner’s first orchid.
(12/14/17) Christian Richard, a sixth-generation farmer from Vermilion Parish, was honored Dec. 11 as the 2017 Rice Farmer of the Year.
(12/13/17) The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards on Dec. 12.
(Video 12/13/17) Many cities are seeing open spaces turn into urban farms.
(12/12/17) An LSU AgCenter forage specialist said cattle producers should consider planting clover in pastures because of its advantages as a food source.
(12/11/17) Youth from across south Louisiana gathered Dec. 5 at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to learn about agriculture careers.
Photos taken on Dec. 8 of snow near Lecompte.
(12/08/17) The LSU AgCenter has issued a call toLouisiana photographers to submit their best photos for consideration in the 2019 Get It Growing Calendar.
(12/07/17) Benjamin Legendre devoted his career to Louisiana’s sugarcane industry.
(12/08/17) A group of Louisiana youth competed at the North American International Livestock Exposition held Oct. 31 to Nov. 16 in Louisville, Kentucky.
(12/07/17) A worldwide group of plant scientists have made a significant research breakthrough by suppressing the fungus that produces aflatoxin in peanuts.
(12/08/17) This time of the year, when we have brought container tropical plants inside for the winter, we need to be on the lookout for pest problems.
(Video 12/06/17) Wet and overcast conditions during August have put a damper on what started out as an excellent pecan crop this year.
(12/05/17) Two conferences scheduled for January will feature information on soil health, cover crops, and other row crop and forage issues.
(12/05/17) In New Orleans, a city known for its food, unused green spaces are being converted to flourishing urban farms.
(12/01/17) Boys and girls gathered in the kitchen at New Life Community Church in Luling, Louisiana, to begin making their own personal pizzas.
(12/01/17) More than 2,300 poinsettia plants were on display for sale and many varieties were evaluated at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
(12/01/17) An LSU AgCenter entomologist and two entomology graduate students received awards from the Entomological Society of America.
(12/01/17) We use a variety of decorative plants to dress up our homes during the holidays, including pointsettias, holiday cactuses and living Christmas trees.
(11/29/17) The Louisiana Department of Education with LSU AgCenter, has announced a multiyear statewide Farm to School Program.
(11/13/17) The LSU AgCenter will host the annual poinsettia show and sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 1 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
(11/29/17) The LSU AgCenter is retooling international outreach, putting a greater focus on endeavors that aim to improve Louisiana agriculture.
(Video 11/27/17) Some shrubs are at their most beautiful during the fall season, providing a cascading show of color.
(Video 11/20/17) Fall is a time you might expect to see only drab, muted landscapes in many parts of the state.
(Video 11/22/17) With the holidays here, people will have a houseful of hungry guests. To keep the holidays joyful, make sure food safety is part of the menu.
(11/22/17) Creators of specialty foods from as far away as Bolivia and Nigeria attended a specialty foods seminar on the LSU campus on Nov. 17.
(11/22/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — 4-H’ers from across the state spent several days in south Louisiana this week as part of a Louisiana 4-H educational award trip.
(11/24/17) Louisiana gardeners can successfully grow a wide variety of culinary herbs.
(11/21/17) Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour.
(11/20/17) The cost of Thanksgiving dinner in Louisiana will stay below the national average again this year.
(11/20/17) Louisiana gardeners in need of motivation to get in the dirt and “get it growing” only need to look to their calendars.
(11/17/17) In northeast Louisiana, where agriculture drives the economy, many high school students are unaware of some aspects of agriculture.
(11/17/17) The LSU AgCenter has developed a new website to help monitor the spread of a small insect associated with the recent die-offs of Roseau cane.
(11//17/17) The evergreen sweetbay magnolia reliably retains its foliage during winter,
The holiday season is once again upon us, and the LSU AgCenter is stressing vigilance and safety with your Christmas tree.
(Video 11/15/17) Farmers are often looking for ways to improve the quality of the soil and prevent its runoff.
(11/14/17) The 2017 Louisiana sugarcane crop is meeting expectations as the harvest approaches the halfway point.
(11/10/17) Experts from Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas will present the latest in soybean research at the 2018 Tri-State Soybean Forum on Jan. 5.
(11/10/17) There is an amazing selection of vegetables that can only be grown here during the cool season from October through May.
(Video 11/11/17) Are you looking for a colorful, easy-to-grow plant for the window sill or patio?
(11/09/17) As fall turns to winter, Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities for the holidays and beyond.
(11/07/17) Agriculture producers heard about using agritourism as a way to manage their land for increased profit at a workshop Nov. 1 in Farmerville.
(11/07/17) Pedal-powered smoothies, pumpkin decorating and livestock exhibits were among LSU AgCenter-sponsored activities at the Experience Louisiana Festival.
(11/06/17) Live farm animals, freshly ginned cotton and an ant colony are among attractions for children at AgMagic at the State Fair of Louisiana.
(11/06/17) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is accepting nominations through Nov. 20 for its induction ceremony, which will be held March 22, 2018.
(11/03/17) The LSU AgCenter has a new resource to help educate the public about the invasive weed giant salvinia.
(11/03/17) The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will host a specialty food workshop on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 212 Efferson Hall on the LSU campus.
(11/03/17) Expectations for an excellent Louisiana 2017 pecan crop have been dashed by unfavorable weather, according to the LSU AgCenter pecan specialist.
(11/03/17) November is a great time to remove summer bedding plants and add cool-season plants to your flower beds.
(11/01/17) The LSU AgCenter has named Don Groth as resident coordinator and Dustin Harrell as research coordinator of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station.
(11/01/17) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden has announced the call for entries for the eighth annual Brush with Burden art exhibition.
(Video 11/15/17) Rice farmers across south Louisiana are wrapping up the harvest of their ratoon or second crop.
(Video 11/04/17) Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are among the most popular flowers for the fall.
(Video 11/01/17) Soft-shell crab production calls for a commitment because of the tedious task of monitoring the crabs throughout their molting process.
(10/27/17) A farm to school conference attracted more than 150 school administrators and teachers, farmers, food distributors and others,
(10/27/17) If you want beautiful beds of daffodils, tulips or Dutch irises next spring, you should think about planting them now.
(10/26/27) Even though lead has been banned from gasoline and paint since the 1970s, lead poisoning is still a big problem and affects millions of people.
(10/25/17) Beef producers heard about improved pastures, production practices and marketing at the Acadiana Cattle Producers Fall Field Day on Oct. 21.
(10/25/17) Taking good care of pastures can help cattle producers keep animals healthy. LSU AgCenter experts said during an Oct. 19 field day.
(10/25/17) An outbreak of foodborne illness in Caldwell Parish highlights the importance of safe food handling.
(10/23/17) Many people assume all rural youth know where their food comes from, but observing students at AgDay in St. James Parish debunks that theory.
(10/23/17) The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center will host a next seasonal Saturday Open House on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(10/20/17) Thirty-seven central Louisiana cattle producers and other industry professionals were recognized for completing the Master Cattleman program.
(10/20/17) In the South, the term “greens” refers to vegetables whose leaves are eaten when cooked until tender.
(Video 10/30/17) Sunflowers are blooming now. But there’s another type of sunflower you might not know about.
(Video 10/23/17) Now is a great time to plant cool-season herbs.
(Video 10/16/17) Fall has started and it’s time to plant your vegetable garden.
(Video 10/09/17) It's not just any petunia; it's super-tunia.
(10/18/17) LSU AgCenter extension specialists Charles Overstreet and Raj Singh received service awards at the National Epsilon Sigma Phi national meeting.
(10/17/17) With the first cool front of the fall, many people will start looking for the delicious Louisiana citrus.
(10/17/17) Landowners can learn about earning additional income from recreational property, farmland or timberland on Nov. 1 in Farmerville.
(10/16/17) A Puerto Rico farm facility used by several universities, including the LSU AgCenter for rice variety development, survived Hurricane Maria.
(10/16/17) New research projects involving tea, olives and native grasses garnered great interest at the annual landscape horticulture field day.
(10/16/17) Two Louisianians received awards for their service to the LSU AgCenter 4-H youth development program during the 4-H Heritage Luncheon on Oct. 6.
(Video 10/18/17) Some Louisiana sweet potato farmers delayed their harvest in order to give their potatoes more time to reach market size.
(10/13/17) A gardener’s job is to make sure, through proper bed preparation, that the soil provides what plants need to be healthy and strong.
(10/09/17) AgMagic, the exhibit of the LSU AgCenter will open to the public Oct. 26 and run through Nov. 12 at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport.
(10/06/17) The Children’s Garden at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will conduct a program on how to raise backyard chickens on Nov. 4.
(10/06/17) Fall has arrived and so have football tailgate parties. But the festive atmosphere can quickly turn somber if tailgaters get food poisoning.
(10/06/17) The LSU AgCenter has named Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia the Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2017.
(10/05/17) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its induction ceremony, which will be held March 22, 2018.
(10/05/17) A deadly disease called lethal yellowing of palms has been positively confirmed on silver date palms and Chinese windmill palms in Baton Rouge.
(10/04/17) The LSU AgCenter Annual Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day will be held Oct. 19 at the State Emergency Evacuation Center next to LSU-A.
(10/04/17) The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center will hold a lead-safe certified renovator course and a mold control and remediation course.