(Video 12/02/21) In an effort to get commercial growers and homeowners new information, the LSU AgCenter conducted a field tour of its research garden.
(01/22/21) The LSU AgCenter has announced the release of the latest edition of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program curriculum for Louisiana teachers.
(01/15/21) Despite the recent cold snap, Louisiana strawberries are coming in at a steady clip.
(01/07/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter recently held a series of virtual webinars to prepare those working with youth to recognize trauma.
(Video 12/24/20) 2020 was a good year for much of Louisiana agriculture, but it could have been a great year without five tropical storms.
[Video](12/28/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains where to place these beautiful plants into your landscape.
(12/25/20) Crape myrtles are one of the most controversial and often-discussed ornamental plants. How did it become such a hot topic?
(12/22/20) LEESVILLE, La. — Many children look forward to the time they get time off from school for holidays.
(12/18/20) The LSU AgCenter and LDAFare developing an information program on water testing and management for specialty crop growers.
(12/18/20) An LSU AgCenter administrator has been named one of 25 fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute.
(12/18/20)The thought of Japanese maples brings an air of tranquility and visual thoughts of an Oriental garden.
(Video 12/17/20) Louisiana’s timber industry sustained heavy losses this year from hurricanes Laura and Delta.
(Video 12/17/20) Louisiana citrus is known for its sweetness. While fruit is still available, the supply will be running out sooner than normal.
[Video](12/27/20) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains that one of this year’s cool weather sources of color might surprise you.
[Video](12/20/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard suggests gardening gifts to complete your list.
(12/16/20) The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards during a virtual ceremony.
(12/15/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Honors science students at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge have found help at LSU with crunching the numbers.
(12/15/20) An LSU AgCenter project is examining benefits and challenges of growing cotton on wider rows that line up with configurations used for other crops.
(12/14/20) The LSU AgCenter has announced publication of research to help coastal planners predict the results of flood protection and wetland restora
(12/14/20) The Louisiana timber industry continues to deal with the effects of the 2020 tropical weather that ravaged the state’s forestry sector.
(12/11/20) The LSU AgCenter has named Matt Foster as the statewide specialist for cotton, corn and grain sorghum starting Jan. 19, 2021.
(12/11/20) Here are some pointers to keep your live holiday plants looking beautiful for the remainder of the season.
(12/10/20) A group of LSU AgCenter scientists have been awarded one of 20 national grants to look at ways to decrease the use of groundwater.
(12/09/20) The LSU AgCenter is accepting applications for a paid student research internship at an agricultural research center.
(12/09/20) The 12th annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(12/07/20) LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed and 4-H hosted a bike and nutrition event at LaSalle Park for a group of Jefferson Parish 4-H Junior Leaders on Nov. 21.
(12/04/20) Burden Museum and Gardens will celebrate the dedication and official opening of the Birding Loops at Burden on Dec. 12 at the LSU Rural Life Museum.
[Video](12/14/20) Ornamental grasses are easy-care plants that can provide a nice screen in your landscape.
[Video](12/7/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to select a healthy Christmas tree and then how to care for it.
(12/04/20) Faculty at the LSU AgCenter are already setting their sights on the 2022 edition of the ever-popular LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
(12/04/20) Researchers in the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture conducted a study of of fashion clothing consumption during COVID-19 .
(12/04/20) As we wrap up the year, we have many things to do to prepare for winter and spring.
(12/03/20) Two LSU AgCenter rice experts gave their perspectives on the past growing season for the 2020 USA Rice Outlook Conference on Dec. 2.
An LSU entomology graduate student identified a new wasp species and decided to name it after a famous LSU alumnus.
(12/02/20) A researcher in the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology has joined a scientific team investigating the role of termites in killing trees in Guam.
(12/02/20) The LSU Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters is having their annual Christmas tree sale.
(11/30/20) As fresh produce growers navigate the requirements for controlling food safety risks, the AgCenter is preparing a new set of educational programs.
(11/30/20) POLLOCK, La. — Parents who are looking for additional learning opportunities for their children while they are learning virtually now have a few new
(11/25/20) AgCenter personnel will be able to use city-owned facilities under a recently approved cooperative endeavor agreement with the City of Alexandria.
(11/27/20) And many types of beautiful plant materials are available to work with this time of year to spruce up and decorate your home for the season.
(11/23/20 An LSU AgCenter agronomist and an entomologist have been awarded crop protection and pest management grants to conduct their research.
(11/20/20) For the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual cost survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table, “the show must go on.”
[Video](11/30/20) AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how windmill palms are being killed by a disease called lethal bronzing.
(11/20/20) Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site visitors can look forward to several new amenities, including fitness signs, a StoryWalk and garden.
(11/20/20) Mid- to late November is the best time for buying daffodil, snowdrop, tulip, narcissus, hyacinth and crocus bulbs to allow them enough chilling.
(Video 11/19/20) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is approaching the midway point, and tonnage and sugar recovery have been excellent.
(Video 11/19/20) Rice farmers in south Louisiana have completed their second crop harvest, and fields are now being flooded for crawfish.
(11/19/20) A team of LSU AgCenter scientists is developing a new program for Louisiana fruit and vegetable farmers to help them reduce food safety risks.
(11/18/20) The East Carroll Parish HYPE Youth Coalition held its first meeting Oct. 30 to elect officers and learn about the civic role of the police jury.
(11/16/20) Enon Elementary joined schools, preschools and individuals across Louisiana to celebrate National Farm to School Month.
(11/13/20) LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy has become only the fourth female to ever be president of the American Mosquito Control Association.
(11/13/20) If you enjoy a tropical look to your landscape, palm trees can provide it.
(11/12/20) Winter in the South doesn’t mean staying indoors. Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities for the holidays and beyond.
(11/12/20) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is still accepting nominations through Dec. 1 for its induction ceremony Mar. 4, 2021, in Baton Rouge.
(11/12/20) The Louisiana Rice Research Board has provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for an endowed super chair in the LSU AgCenter.
(11/09/20) BELLE CHASE, La. — Citrus growers and nurseries were hit hard by the winds of Hurricane Zeta as it passed through southeast Louisiana on Oct. 28.
(11/09/20) Dustin Harrell will become the next resident coordinator of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station on Feb. 1.
(11/06/20) Ornamental grasses are commonly used plants in many home and commercial landscapes.
[Video](11/16/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to care for your hydrangeas now so they can look their best next spring.
[Video](11/9/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains some things you can do to repair small trees and shrubs damaged by destructive winds.
(Video 11/06/20) Louisiana cotton farmers are finally wrapping up this season’s harvest. Six tropical storms slowed the harvest and reduced yields and quality.
(11/05/20) The recent Louisiana discovery of dying wild taro, or elephant ear, has LSU AgCenter scientists expressing concern.
(11/05/20) the LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed and Healthy Communities programs have teamed up with community partners to stencil painted play spaces across the state.
(10/28/20) In response to growing goat herds in Louisiana, the LSU AgCenter has been conducting Master Goat Producer classes across the state.
(10/30/20) Surprise! There was a hurricane, and these lilies might be telling you about the weather.
(11/02/20) In parishes across south Louisiana, fall signals the start of “grinding season.”
(11/02/20) If your home’s roofing was damaged by hurricanes, it does not have to happen again. The key is to know and specify the right types of products.
[Video](11/2/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to harvest and store caladium bulbs.
[Video](10/26/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard suggests some plants you can use to paint your yard with the warm shades of fall.
(Video 10/29/20) The Louisiana sweet potato harvest has been plagued by numerous tropical storm systems. Despite the storms, yields have been good.
(10/28/20) Cattle owners trying to recover from two hurricanes in two months got help on Oct. 27 with donated supplies to rebuild.
(10/28/20) A year’s worth of inspiration and instruction overflow from the newest edition of the LSU AgCenter lawn and garden calendar.
(10/27/20) 4-H’ers from across the state have been tending their pumpkin patches.
(10/26/20) This is national lead poisoning prevention week.
(10/26/20) As Louisiana sweet potato farmers near the finish line in this year’s harvest, a clearer picture of damage is emerging.
(10/26/20) The Louisiana Farm to School Program has launched a survey on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting farmers who sell food products.
(10/23/20) Second to sod webworms, common lespedeza is winning the lawn headache contest right now.
Photos of 2020 4-H Hall of Fame inductees.
(10/22/20) The National 4-H Council has named Tammy Mong, of Sabine Parish, as the Southeast Volunteer of the Year and National Volunteer of the Year for 2020.
(10/22/20) The Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame inducted 12 individuals, and the National 4-H Hall of Fame inducted 16 people, including Denver Loupe, of Louisiana.
(10/21/20) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its annual induction ceremony, which will be held March 4, 2021.
(10/21/20) Lincoln Parish residents have the opportunity to win prizes for getting active during the month of November.
(10/19/20) October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. The LSU AgCenter offers these tips for people interested in active forms of walking and biking.
(10/16/20) New fitness signs have been installed along the trail at Fifth Ward Park located between Montpelier and Amite, Louisiana.
(10/16/20) There’s a great deal of work to be done after a storm.
(Video 10/16/20) Growing rice in rows similar to how corn or soybean are grown is becoming a more common practice in northeast Louisiana.
(Video 10/16/20) While they may be small in terms of acreage, Louisiana peanut farms can produce yields that rival any state.
(Video 10/16/20) Tropical systems, especially Hurricane Laura, had a significant impact on Louisiana pecan trees.
[Video](10/12/20) LSU AgCenter turf specialist Ron Strahan explains what you can do to fight one of the most prolific weeds of all—nutsedge.
[Video](10/19/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains on this edition of Get It Growing, you can grow olive trees right here in Louisiana.
Hurricane Delta cut a similar path through Louisiana as Hurricane Laura, with many crops still in the field affected by the second major storm to hit the state.