(Video 12/11/23) The USDA recently updated its hardiness zone maps for planting.
(Video 12/4/23) Even though it’s gotten cooler, now is a great time to put some beautiful plants into your landscape.
(Video 11/29/23) This year’s Louisiana sugarcane crop will fall short of last year’s record crop, but it isn’t as bad as many believed.
(Video 11/17/23) Understanding how to handle seafood can maintain quality and help prevent potential health issues.
(Video11/22/23) You may have noticed bigger than normal and misshapen satsumas on your citrus trees.
(Video 11/15/23) Since we’ve had some rain and cooler weather, now’s a good time to plant trees and shrubs.
(Video 11/8/23) Fall is a good time to gather colorful and abundant wildflowers that are growing almost everywhere.
(Video 11/1/23) The brutal droughts of this past year have played havoc with our lawns.
(Video 10/23/23) Mexican tarragon, also called mint marigold, is an exciting plant to grow in your yard.
(Video 10/16/23) The tropical plant duranta is a shrub that puts on a colorful show during the fall.
(Video 10/05/23) The first week of October has been declared National 4-H Week by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
(Video 10/10/23) With drought conditions persisting, it is crucial for us to adequately water our plants to maintain their health.
(Video 10/10/23) When people suffer from allergies, weeds can be a terrible nuisance.
(Video 10/05/23) Most crops in Louisiana have seen yields drop due to drought, but the cotton crop in Catahoula Parish seems to be exceeding expectations.
(Video 9/27/23) With drought conditions persisting, it is crucial for us to adequately water our plants to maintain their health.
(Video 9/20/23) Everybody loves the sight of tiny hummingbirds masterfully maneuvering around a feeder.
(Video 09/20/23) Heat stress and drought have taken their toll on Louisiana’s soybean crop. Even farmers who had access to irrigation are disappointed.
(Video 09/20/23) This year, Louisiana has seen more acres of forestland burn than ever before.
(Video 09/08/23) Irrigation was a lifeline for most of Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers. As harvest approaches, most growers think they have a decent crop.
(Video 09/08/23) Louisiana has had an unprecedented number of 100-degree days this summer, and it is taking a toll on ranchers across the state
(Video 9/13/23) With blistering heat continuing to bear down on our plants, mulches are a great way to keep moisture in the soil, while reducing temperatures.
(Video 9/6/23) If you’re looking to fill in your landscape with dependable shrubs, but you don’t want them to get too big.
(Video 8/30/23) August and early September are typically times to do pruning of your ever-blooming roses.
(Video 8/23/23) Record heat and drought has been taking its toll on plants throughout the state.
(Video 08/16/23) Gardening in high heat is not enjoyable, so why not bring your green thumb indoors? A variety of ficus plants help bring nature indoors.
(Video 08/09/23) Some drought-tolerant succulent plants not only mock the heat, but also produce showy flowers.
(Video 08/09/23) Hot and dry weather across Louisiana has made the irrigation of crops a necessity — and that’s if you are able to secure water.
(Video 08/02/23) Silver grass is a nice border grass that can offer privacy and a graceful, refined look.
(Video 07/27/23) Last year, Louisiana led the nation in sugarcane production. Much of the credit goes to the variety development at the Sugar Research Station.
(Video 07/27/23) To make new employees of NRCS aware of their role in the Louisiana Master Farmer program, a training session was held.
(Video 07/14/23) Hot, sunny weather has quickly matured rice crops across Louisiana, and combines will soon begin harvesting what is expected to be a good crop
(Video 07/14/23) The reniform and Southern root-knot nematodes are the two most common nematodes found in Louisiana agricultural fields.
(Video 07/19/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard talks with an arborist who explains how to remove large trees from your landscape.
(Video 07/07/23) LSU AgCenter scientists are looking at the role the micronutrient manganese and a herbicide play in soybean production.
(Video 07/07/23) Helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle can make their latter years more enjoyable.
(Video 07/10/23) The plum yew is an excellent low-growing shrub that spreads out beautifully in shady beds.
(Video 07/03/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to remove freeze-damaged branches.
(Video 06/15/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains what you can do to help your container plants survive the heat.
(Video 06/21/23) Sunshine Ligustrum is a tough shrub that reliably displays bright, yellow leaves with a clean, compact look.
(Video 06/12/23) When you’re gardening, you can save your back from unnecessary bending with modular raised beds.
(Video 05/25/23) With the heat of summer practically here, why not add some beautiful heat-loving Blue My Mind, a 2023 LSU AgCenter Louisiana Super Plant.
(Video 05/18/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to grow pineapples in Louisiana — on this edition of Get It Growing.
(Video 05/04/23) Mother’s Day is almost here, and it provides a great opportunity to show our moms how much we love them.
(Video 05/04/23) Soybean planting in Louisiana is past the midpoint, and producers are expected to ramp up their planting the rest of the week.
To determine how successful coastal restoration efforts are, researchers are looking at how a group of secretive marsh birds are using these areas.
(Video 4/24/23) We typically think of gardens as a group of plants that are grown together outside.
(Video 5/1/23) If some of your rose blooms are getting brown for no apparent reason, the damage may be from insects called thrips.
(Video 04/20/23) Louisiana is known for its cuisine. To help illustrate this point, a large group of 4-H chefs competed in the 4-H Food Challenge.
(Video 4/17/23) A nice, glossy, green-leaved plant to grow under oak trees and other shady areas is the cast iron plant.
(Video 4/10/23) Many of our azaleas have lost their blooms, but now, some of them are showing unsightly growths on their leaves.
(Video 04/06/23) It’s the peak of strawberry season in Louisiana, and the bright red fruit is being harvested in fields across southeast Louisiana.
(Video 04/06/23) Louisiana rice farmers are taking advantage of good weather and are finishing up their planting.
(Video 3/20/23) On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to a colorful groundcover plant.
(Video 3/13/23) Spring is upon us and it’s time to fertilize our plants and lawns.
(Video 03/23/23) To help the Louisiana sugarcane variety development program, the Harry L. Laws & Company donated $250,000 to the LSU AgCenter.
(Video 03/23/23) The spring like weather of February extended into March, and farmers across Louisiana got busy planting their corn crop.
(Video 03/20/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why Japanese yew is an excellent evergreen privacy screen.
(Video 03/13/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces us to the honeysuckle azalea — a beautiful native, spring-blooming plant.
(Video 03/10/23) An exceptionally warm February has helped kickstart Louisiana’s crawfish season.
(Video 03/10/23) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction recently inducted three new members.
(Video 02/28/23) For many Louisiana 4-H’ers, the state livestock show is the culmination of their year.
(Video 02/28/23) The high price of eggs has caused some people to take matters into their own hands. The solution has become raising their own chickens.
(Video 2/23/23) We often judge gardens by how pretty the plants look to the eye.
(Video 2/23/23) Each year, the LSU AgCenter selects beautiful plants that grow particularly well in Louisiana climates.
(Video 02/10/23) February is a time to get dreary landscapes cleaned up and ready for spring growth.
(Video 02/10/23) Now is the time to sharpen garden tools, so you're ready for spring pruning.
(Video 02/10/23) Whether it was bull riding or barrel racing, a group of children with special needs go to experience the thrill of competing in a rodeo.
A researcher in the Department of Textiles, Apparel Design & Merchandising at LSU is working on a way to relieve some of the stress regarding newborn health.
(Video 01/30/23) There are two markets for alligators: one for the skins and the other for the meat.
(Video 2/6/23) Winter is a great time to look at your gardening tools and determine whether they need some care.
(Video 1/30/23) It may be hard to believe, but now is a good time to plant trees.
(Video 01/19/23) Now is the time to remove ugly, dead annual plant growth to encourage healthier growth and profuse blooming in the future.
(Video 01/12/23) While money doesn’t grow on trees, their fallen leaves can provide quality mulch for free.
(Video 01/12/23) Louisiana sugarcane farmers have produced a record amount of sugar but three days of freezing temperatures at Christmas is creating issues.
(Video 01/09/23) One way to provide quality soil for your potted plants is to reuse existing soil from plants that have died.
(Video 01/03/23) Learn how to control disease and insects when they get on your indoor plants.
(Video 12/27/22) The weather was not kind to Louisiana agriculture this year. Nearly every crop saw lower yields and quality reductions.
(Video 12/27/22) Demand for cane fruit such as raspberries is exceeding supply, so researchers in the Southeast are looking for ways to grow them.
(Video 12/27/22) On this edition of Get it Growing, horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard compares several popular hollies and the advantages those trees bring.
(Video 12/20/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how the white ShiShi camelia is a great shrub selection.
(Video 12/16/22) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers had what some in the industry called “the worst year ever.”
(Video 12/16/22) Producing tea in Louisiana and the southeastern U.S. is a growing trend, LSU AgCenter researchers are planting tea plants on campus.
(Video 12/1/22) There are a variety of evergreen trees you can use for Christmas decorations.
(Video 12/1/22) The Norfolk pine is an elegant indoor plant that could be used as a Christmas tree.
(Video 11/30/22) While most Louisiana farm commodities had a less-than-stellar year, sugarcane producers in the state may have their sweetest season ever.
(Video 11/30/22) To introduce young people to outdoor opportunities offered by the youth group, an intensive one-day camp was held.
(Video 11/22/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains that now is the time to apply weed killer to prevent weeds like stickerweed.
(Video 11/22/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to force bulbs to come out of dormancy.
(Video 11/17/22) The LSU AgCenter has begun a research project aimed at developing varieties and answering questions growers have in central Louisiana.
(Video 11/17/22) To help producers and processors, the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant have opened a seafood processing demonstration lab.
(11-14-22) The warmth of fall colors is something the whole state can enjoy to some degree.
(11-7-22) Lion’s tail is a plant that provides beautiful, colorful flowers to the fall landscape.
(Video 11/2/22) Beef and dairy producers are feeling the effects of drought conditions on their pastures at a critical time as winter approaches.
(Video 11/2/22) Teaching children the vital role of Louisiana’s coastal and wetlands environments is a goal of Ocean Commotion.
(10/31/22) Until recently, sweet potatoes used to be only two types: those grown for their edible storage roots or those that were merely ornamental.
(10/10/22) Recent drought has made things difficult for many gardeners, but some plants stand out for their toughness in these conditions.