(04/08/20) Farmers may be able to get help covering business costs through the recently approved coronavirus aid program, but they need to act quickly.
(04/08/20) Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners had to cancel their Spring Fest 2020 garden sale due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
(04/08/20) Biosecurity strategies and management practices are key to warding off threats and maintaining a safe animal food supply.
(04/08/20) Hobby growers have a new edible option for their ornamental gardens by way of a Louisiana favorite: the sweet potato.
(04/08/20) Farmers across the state are busy planting this year’s soybean crop despite the challenges of COVID-19.
(04/06/20) The LSU AgCenter annual wheat and oat field day traditionally held at the Macon Ridge Research Station will follow a virtual presentation format.
(04/06/20) Food animal veterinarians are vital for the health and well-being of our nation’s food supply.
(04/03/20) The AgCenter and Louisiana Farm Bureau are conducting a survey to determine the economic damage to Louisiana crawfish producers caused by COVID-19.
(04/03/20) If you want to add a splash of spicy color and unique foliage to your yard this spring, look no further.
The food incubator is extending those services to restaurants looking for new avenues to sell their food a as they deal with coronavirus.
(04/02/20) An invasive species of snails has wiped out a 50-acre field of rice, the first time the pest has been known to do that in Louisiana.
(04/02/20) Louisiana 4-H has adapted its methods of service to fit into 4-H members’ current schoolhouses: their homes.
(04/02/20) NEW ORLEANS — With many people spending more time in their homes, it’s important to make sure to keep indoor air quality at a high level.
(04/01/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Having to work from home comes with challenges. But farmers are still busy in their workplace: fields, pastures and ponds.
In Louisiana and around the world, many people are looking to dietary supplements as a potential way to improve health and keep coronavirus at bay.
(03/31/20) The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant are working to help the seafood industry that is struggling with a financial challenge from COVID-19.
(03/30/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — There seems to be a competition on right now: Who will have the prettiest yard once the coronavirus pandemic is over?
(03/30/20) March and April signal spring vaccinations for cattle producers aiming to stay on top of their beef herd health programs.
Crawfish producer Allen McLain’s business has dropped dramatically because of the coronavirus’ impact on the restaurant business.
(03/27/20) Many people in Louisiana have their own citrus tree. Whether it is a lemon, orange or the popular satsuma, people grow them to enjoy the fresh fruit
(03/27/20) The LSU AgCenter-led Live Healthy Houma initiative joined forces with others for a beautification event.
(03/26/20) People have raised concerns about increased risks associated with handling food products from grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants.
(03/27/20) Gardening activities are an excellent source of physical exercise, and vegetable gardens can supply nutritious food.
(03/26/20) As people spend more time at home, it is now more important than ever to maintain or create a healthy home food environment.
(Video 03/26/20) Louisiana’s rice farmers took advantage of good weather in March to plant much of the state’s rice crop.
Louisiana’s crawfish industry is struggling because demand has plummeted at a time when supply is peaking.
(03/25/20) Two LSU AgCenter specialists have made a series of six informational signs that managers can print and display in their stores.
(03/25/20) Rice planting is nearing completion in southwest Louisiana, where most of the state’s rice is grown and has begun in northeast Louisiana.
(03/25/20) Cattle producers are facing significant price declines because of the coronavirus pandemic.
(03/25/20) Sandra May, AgCenter registered dietitian, said many people may be concerned about making trips to the grocery store and finding empty shelves.
(03/25/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Hunters are well aware of the benefits of planting food plots to attract deer, turkey and other wildlife.
(03/24/20) Getting outdoors is one way to alleviate stress and stay active. But, it’s important to keep safety in mind while exercising and playing outside.
(03/23/20) Planting is underway or about to start for most crops, and farmers are watching the markets closely as the world economy reels from coronavirus.
(03/23/20) Some people are concerned that pets can catch or spread the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, but research has shown no evidence.
(03/20/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Burden Museum & Gardens will be closed to the public until further notice as a result of the novel coronavirus.
(03/20/20) Challenges faced by timber landowners, loggers and other forestry industry groups were the focus of forums held across the state during winter.
(03/20/20) Looking for some excitement during this time at home? Discovering what’s around us is a good way to spend free time while getting out of the house.
(03/20/20) Two species of fringe trees are most often seen in the landscape throughout the U.S.: the American fringe tree and Chinese fringe tree.
(03/19/20) As Louisiana residents avoid the spread of coronavirus, LSU AgCenter food safety specialists have developed guidelines for stores and restaurants.
(03/18/20) With a glut of crawfish on the market, prices are dropping, and consumers might be interested in boiling and freezing crawfish at home.
(03/18/20) As the nation’s economy has ground to an abrupt halt, crawfish producers are dealing with fallout.
(03/17/20) Many schools and workplaces have closed up shop amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Louisiana farmers are continuing their work.
(Video 03/17/20) Planters can be seen going across fields in Louisiana as corn planting has begun. Now is the optimal time to plant corn in Louisiana.
(Video 03/17/20) The Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit allowed those involved in the industry to learn new developments in technology and fisheries research.
(03/10/20) Local flavors of Louisiana will be featured at the seventh annual Gourmet in the Garden at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on April 23.
(03/16/20) With Louisiana schools shuttered for the next few weeks in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, many children may be home alone.
(03/16/20) Medical personnel heard the basics of healthful eating and managing weight during a recent lunch-hour presentation at Opelousas General Hospital.
(03/16/20) The LSU AgCenter has named FlameThrower coleus as a Louisiana Super Plant for spring 2020.
[Video](3/23/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard takes a closer look at the beloved live oak tree.
[Video](3/16/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why it’s important, though, to wait until the right time to prune your azaleas back.
(03/13/20) KENNER, La. — The biennial Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit featured the latest technology and information for the commercial fishing industry.
(03/13/20) Red buckeyes produce brilliant red flowers in upright clusters of dark-red tubular flowers.
(02/13/20) The Feliciana Wildlife Expo, a half-day event that will feature everything from reptiles to taxidermy,
(03/09/20) Hundreds of young people will have the chance to learn about Louisiana agriculture when the LSU AgCenter holds AgMagic April 20-26 in Baton Rouge.
(03/12/20) LSU AgCenter rice researcher Ida Wenefrida was honored as one of the Top 20 Global Woman of Excellence for 2020 at a ceremony in Chicago on March 8.
(03/12/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — An anonymous donor has provided funding to the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel to upgrade the sucrose lab.
(03/10/20) The coronavirus has affected all commodities, and cattle prices are not immune from the effects, according to an LSU AgCenter economist.
(03/10/20) The LSU AgCenter recognized 44 graduates from the Louisiana Master Cattleman program during a field day on March 7.
(03/10/20) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden join more than 500 gardens nationwide in celebrating National Public Gardens Week May 11-16.
[Video](3-9-20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard dispels that notion and explains how to care for these beautiful indoor tropicals.
[Video](3-2-30)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how you can keep that green thumb active — inside — by growing a succulent sedum garden
(03/09/20) Anyone interested in farming can learn about the various required certifications at a practical farming workshop on April 9 at Inglewood Farms.
(03/06/20) Ball moss is not a parasite. It does not typically harm host plants unless the moss completely covers the majority of surfaces.
(03/06/20) During the past year, the LSU AgCenter has been working to develop a plan for placing 872 acres of property in St. Gabriel into a mitigation bank.
(03/06/20) LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Groth received the Distinguished Service Award from the Rice Technical Working Group on Feb. 26.
(03/03/20) The 17th LSU AgCenter Agricultural Leadership Development Program class began in February in Baton Rouge. The program was established in 1988.
(Video 03/03/20) A student in the LSU AgCenter’s Department of Food Science and Nutrition is working on a process to make seafood safer and fresher.
(02/21/20) It’s that time of year. The deciduous trees are putting on their leaves. Spring-blooming bulbs, trees and shrubs are starting to come to life.
(video 03/02/20) The LSU AgCenter has completed the installation of a statewide weather reporting system and will be archiving the data.
(Video 03/02/20) A mild winter helped get this year’s crawfish season off to an early start, and the catch has been good in terms of quantity.
(02/28//20) Live oaks have a strong history in the Gulf South.
(02/27/20) The vibrant flowers, verdant gardens and lush trees of Louisiana are the stars of each edition of the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
(02/21/20) Four LSU College of Agriculture students were awarded scholarships during the 2020 Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference