(10/11/19) The Gulf South Chapter of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is endowing a scholarship in the LSU College of Agriculture.
(10/10/19) Growing up surrounded by farms Matt Foster knew from an early age that he wanted to one day be part of the agriculture industry.
(11/29/19)You have several options of what to do with leaf litter. Some are good, and some are not so good.
[Video](1-06-20), LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard visits with weed scientist Ron Strahan as they explore organic herbicides.
[Video](12-30-19)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains the benefits of leaves and the best way to dispose of them.
[Video](12-2-19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard visits a local grower to find out how they keep up with the demand for seasonal poinsettias
[Video](12-16-19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to create beautiful Christmas decorations from evergreen tree branches.
[Video](11-23-19)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard offers tips for winterizing your garden crops — so they can survive and flourish.
(Video 12/23/19) 2019 was a challenging year for Louisiana agriculture. Unfavorable weather conditions reduced crop yields, and a tariff spat hurt prices.
(Video 12/23/19) Properly identifying fish can lead to more sound conservation management decisions and is useful to determine the health of waterways.
(12/23/19) The LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station is collaborating on a project aimed at studying the ancestors of modern rice plants.
(12/20/19) LSU AgCenter recently hired Ashley Keith Edwards as an extension agent and coordinator for regional animal science programs.
(12/20/19) Loquat trees are in full bloom right now, and the penetrating fragrance has called the bees out on warm days.
(12/27/19) Winter is the best time for planting trees, and pecans are no exception.
(12/20/19) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is introducing Green Stick Workshops to provide hands-on learning about all things green.
(12/19/19) The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards during a ceremony on Dec. 18.
(12/19/19) Baton Rouge, La. — Researchers from the LSU AgCenter and several other agencies met Dec. 16 for the second annual Roseau Cane Research Summit.
(12/17/19) A group of seven Chinese rice buyers visited the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station as part of a tour of U.S. rice-growing areas.
(12/13/19) The winter months provide us an opportunity to focus on landscape planning, planting and maintenance.
(12/13/19) Students from nine parishes attended the Southwest Regional Agricultural Career Day learn about the vast range of careers in agriculture.
(12/13/19) The 11th annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(12/12/19) Rice farmers, researchers and industry representatives from rice-growing states, including Louisiana, met in Little Rock Dec. 8-10.
(12/12/19) Industrial hemp is gaining interest as farmers explore the potential for increased profits from growing hemp varieties.
(Video 12/10/19) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is nearing the end, with several mills expected to finish before Christmas.
(Video 12/10/19) Poinsettias are a traditional part of holiday décor. But do you know the story about how poinsettias became a symbol of Christmastime?
(12/06/19) You can create an evergreen wreath or swag with a few inexpensive floral materials and plant cuttings from the landscape.
(12/03/19) Newellton, La. — The LSU AgCenter recently presented awards to three students who have worked at AgCenter research stations in northeast Louisiana.
(12/03/19) Baton Rouge, La. — Now is the time to make sure you are doing your best to keep your Christmas tree beautiful and safe.
(12/02/19) The LSU AgCenter will host a forestry forum Jan. 17 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
(12/02/19) Rice farmers will have the opportunity to get the latest recommendations and advice from LSU AgCenter experts in a series of meetings in 2020.
(11/27/19) Jim Ottea has been named to the Sternberg Professorship for 2019-2020 in the LSU Ogden Honors College.
(11/14/19) As the holidays approach, most minds will become focused on that special meal. But food safety should also be high on the list of priorities.
(11/19/19) Three LSU AgCenter researchers and extension educators have been recognized for their excellence in agricultural research.
(11/22/19) Poinsettias are one of the most popular winter and Christmastime plants. They can be found this time of year in all sorts of retail outlets.
(Video 11/20/19) A new law in Louisiana is allowing the growing of industrial hemp. The LSU AgCenter held a meeting for those interested in producing hemp.
(11/21/19) Louisiana cooks can expect to spend an average of $46.87 on Thanksgiving dinner this year.
(11/20/19) An LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant agent is studying the effects of crawfish production following a second crop of rice.
(11/18/19) The LSU AgCenter will host a series of four Advanced Master Cattleman classes at the DeWitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria beginning in January.
(11/15/19) Kenner, La. — Combining nutrition with bike safety may seem little odd, but some students in Kenner believe it’s the perfect combination.
(Video 11/14/19) Rice farmers in south Louisiana are wrapping up their ratoon, or second harvest. This year’s second crop faced difficult growing conditions.
(Video 11/15/19) Sweet potatoes are a staple of holiday meals, and growers in Louisiana are making sure there is a good supply for consumers.
(11/15/19) About 500 people attended an LSU AgCenter meeting Nov. 13 to find out about the potential of growing industrial hemp as a cash crop.
[Video](11/25/19) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explores the pink-flowered golden rain tree
[Video](11/18/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how this is the season for satsumas and the advantages of growing these citrus.
(11/15/2019) Rasel Parvej recently joined the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region faculty as assistant professor serving as a soil fertility and agronomy specialist.
(11/15/19) To prepare our plants for freezing weather, we first turn our attention to tropical and subtropical plants that have tender herbaceous foliage.
(11/13/19) Louisiana gardeners and others have a chance to “Get It Growing” next year with the new 2020 calendar from the LSU AgCenter.
(11/13/2019) For cattle producers, artificial insemination (AI) is an affordable way to introduce desirable genetics to a herd and improve herd management.
(11/08/19) The LSU AgCenter will host its second annual conference highlighting applications of digital data in agriculture on Jan. 23, 2020.
(11/08/19) We often associate spring with flowers, but take a look all around you. Fall feels like a second springtime to me.
(11/07/19) Yhr Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is still accepting nominations through Nov. 22 for its induction ceremony, on March 26, 2020.
(11/06/19) Winter in the South doesn’t mean staying indoors. Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities for the holidays and beyond.
(11/06/19) LSU AgCenter scientists and agents have begun a series of workshops to help develop the tea industry in Louisiana.
(11/01/19) The second annual AgMagic Cenla will be held Nov. 20-21 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria.
(11/01/19) The LSU AgCenter hosted the last of seven of meetings across the state to explain details of the 2018 farm bill on Oct. 31.
(11/01/19) Roseau cane continues to die-off at the mouth of the Mississippi River. But LSU AgCenter scientists are studying multiple possibi
(11/01/19) It’s satsuma time in Louisiana. Some early varieties began ripening in late September while other varieties will mature later.
(11/01/19) The LSU AgCenter Louisiana Farm to School Program has received the Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award for the second year in a row.
(Video 11/01/19) In some ways, the 2018 Farm Bill looks a lot like the 2014 Farm Bill. But there are some changes farmers should be aware of.
(Video 11/01/19) Students in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources are engaged in an outdoor classroom, learning about the diversity of plants.
(10/31/19) BELLE CHASSE, La. — Louisiana citrus is coming in, and the crop is good, according to two Plaquemines Parish producers.
[Video](10/25/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard Travels to Lacombe to find out how mums fit into All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day.
(10/25/19) The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center in Baton Rouge will hold its next Lead-Safe Certified Renovator (RRP) Training class on Nov. 5.
(10/25/19) Persimmons, in my humble opinion, are highly underrated fruit.
(10/24/19) Newly obtained cattle should be quarantined until they have been tested for the possibility of disease, according to an LSU AgCenter veterinarian.
(10/25/19) Xing Fu is working on a project that promises to reduce the amount of visceral fat an animal produces.
(10/24/19) Midland High School students learned about the applications of biotechnology in agriculture during a visit to an LSU AgCenter research station.
(10/24/19) AgMagic, the LSU AgCenter’s interactive exhibit about Louisiana agriculture, will be open to the public at the State Fair from Oct. 24 to Nov. 10.
(10/23/19) The LSU AgCenter recently hosted events around Louisiana to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.
(10/22/19) Even tiny amounts of lead can irreversibly damage a young child’s developing brain and other vital organs.
[Video](10/27/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Heafner shows you how to use your compost to replenish potting soil.
(10/18/19) Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, go with autumn like pumpkin spice to your latte and candy corn to your trick or treat.
[Video](10/20/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Hefner shows you how to get a compost pile started and how you can maintain it.
(10/17/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — As the citrus harvest gets under way in Louisiana, some growers have complained about internal dry rot of fruit this year.
(Video 10/16/19) Louisiana cotton farmers have harvested the bulk of their crop, and yields have surprised many.
10/15/19 Ruby Miller has been recognized nationally as one of the greatest treasures to Louisiana 4-H for her more than 30 years of extraordinary service.
(10/11/19) Boxwood has been used extensively in formal gardens for centuries to create lines and shapes and as a frame that leads the garden visitor.
(Video 10/08/19) While 4-H is widely known for its agricultural roots, the youth organization is making a concerted effort in science and engineering.
(10/09/19) The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will hold a seminar Oct. 29 where entrepreneurs can learn how to set prices for their food products.
(10/08/19) Baton Rouge, La. — The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center will hold a mold control and remediation course on October 16 to 18.
(10/07/19) The celebration of National 4-H Week from Oct. 6 to 12 will feature a variety of fun, learning activities for 4-H’ers throughout Louisiana.
(10/07/19) A series of seven meetings will be held this month across the state to explain the 2018 Farm Bill.
(10/07/19) Cattle handling tactics that aim to reduce stress for both animals and the humans who work with them were the focus of an event Oct. 4 and 5.
[Video] (10/13/19) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains on this edition of Get It Growing, you can grow olive trees right here in Louisiana too.
[Video] (10/6/19) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why the latest Super Plant — Jolt dianthus — will help your garden pop with color for a long time.
(10/04/19) The plants don’t lie. We see signs everywhere that our plants are suffering.
(10/03/19) During the week of Sept. 17-20, a scientific delegation from Brazil, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with LSU AgCenter.
(Video 10/02/19) Hot, dry weather has allowed Louisiana farmers to quickly harvest this year’s soybean crop.
(Video 10/02/19) Two model farms were established in Louisiana to aid in the research of nutrient management and examine techniques used to reduce runoff.
(10/02/19) LSU and the LSU AgCenter have renewed a memorandum of understanding with Mendel University, an agriculture-centered institution in the Czech Republic
(10/02/19) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its annual induction ceremony, which will be held March 26, 2020.