(Video 10/21/21) Louisiana cotton farmers are past the halfway point of this year’s harvest, and yields have beat the expectations of many.
(Video 10/21/21) Farmers in Louisiana are entering the final stretch of this year’s sweet potato harvest.
(Video 10/07/21) Forest landowners in southeast Louisiana face a double whammy in terms of stagnant prices for their timber and damage from Hurricane Ida.
(Video 09/23/21) The Louisiana soybean harvest is reaching its midpoint, and despite less than optimum growing conditions, yields have been good to excellent.
(Video 09/23/21) The phenomenon of iridescence has brought art and science together through an exhibit at the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum.
(Video 09/10/21) Hurricane Ida has come and gone, but it has left its mark across Louisiana.
(Video 08/27/21) In Louisiana, sugarcane farmers are busy planting their fields so they can turn their attention to the harvest, which begins next month.
(Video 08/27/21) They are more than halfway through the Louisiana rice harvest, and many producers are pleased with the results.
(Video 08/12/21) Researchers at the LSU AgCenter are looking at irrigation issues related to growing sugarcane.
(Video 08/12/21) The Louisiana corn harvest is in its early stages, and yields have been surprisingly good.
(Video 07/29/21) The wet spring and summer have caused many issues for farmers and is expected to lead to lower yields for many crops.
(video 07/29/21) Some good news for growers is that they will have two new varieties available to them, and each show promise.
(Video 07/15/21) Crop prices for many Louisiana farm commodities have been strong this year, thanks to improving global economic conditions.
(Video 07/15/21) At this year’s Louisiana 4-H and FFA horse show, competitors flashed their riding, roping and speaking skills.
(Video 07/02/21)A new rice variety will give growers another tool to fight pests and was one of the highlights of the LSU AgCenter’s annual Rice Field Day.
(Video 06/16/21) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers are wrapping up planting this year’s crop under extremely hot conditions and with one eye on the tropics.
(Video 06/16/21) The summer heat has arrived, which also means blackberries are at their peak. Blackberries are easy to grow and are considered a superfood.
(Video 06/04/21) One of the South’s premier research gardens, the Hammond Research Station, is now open to the general public.
(Video 06/04/21) Louisiana wheat farmers are in the midst of their harvest, and despite some adverse weather, yields have been better than expected.
(Video 05/20/21) The rain just keeps coming for farmers in Louisiana this spring, and cotton planting is significantly behind.
(Video 05/20/21) Lumber prices have increased more than 300% during the pandemic.
(Video 05/06/21) The optimum planting date for soybeans in the state is mid-May, and growers will be hard pressed to meet this deadline.
(Video 04/23/21) Louisiana 4-H held its annual state shooting sports event, and more than 650 youth participated in events ranging from archery to skeet.
Researchers with the LSU AgCenter are working with area growers to see if growing tea on a commercial scale is viable.
(Video 04/09/21) Louisiana’s crawfish season is nearing its peak as the spring weather has taken hold.
(Video 04/09/21) Much of the rice in south Louisiana has been planted. In north Louisiana, farmers are waiting on warmer weather and drier conditions to begin.
(Video 03/26/21) Personal floatation devices are lifesavers but wearing them while working can be a hinderance.
(Video 03/26/21) Wet weather has stopped Louisiana farmers from finishing this year’s corn planting, but not before they got the majority of the crop planted.
(Video 03/18/21) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction recently inducted three new members.
(Video 03/01/21) Record low temperatures during the week of Mardi Gras have many sugarcane producers concerned about their crop.
(Video 3/01/21) Feral pigs are a nuisance in many areas of the country, causing billions of dollars in damage to agricultural fields.
(Video 01/27/21) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season has been a long one and very successful.
(Video 01/27/21) Good weather in the fall and winter has put Louisiana’s strawberry crop ahead of schedule. Peak production is expected in March and April.
(Video 01/15/21)To help farmers make informed choices, the LSU AgCenter economists have released their latest budget planning and decision tools.
(Video 01/15/21) Raising Nigerian dwarf goats for a 4-H project has evolved into much more than that for the Cazayoux family.
(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 12/17/20) 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.
An LSU entomology graduate student identified a new wasp species and decided to name it after a famous LSU alumnus.
(Video 11/19/20) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is approaching the midway point, and tonnage and sugar recovery have been excellent.
(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.
(Video 08/13/20) The Louisiana Master Farmer program is designed to make farmers better environmental stewards.
(Video 08/13/20) Cooperative weather is allowing farmers to make quick work of this year’s Louisiana corn harvest.
(Video 08/03/20) Louisiana’s rice harvest has started early this year, and yields are some of the best in the last five years.
(Video 08/03/20) There’s some good news for Louisiana sugarcane farmers. A new variety called Ho 13-739 will be available on a limited basis for planting.
(Video 07/05/20) Heirloom tomatoes may be making a comeback. Interest from consumers and New Orleans chefs have growers experimenting with these varieties.
(Video 06/10/20) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers are putting the finishing touches on planting this year’s crop, and planting has gone relatively smoothly.
(Video 06/10/20) Fire plays an important ecological role in managing forest land. A burn certification course was taught to better understand the use of fire.
(Video 05/27/20) Blackberries are considered a superfood and are a sign summer is here. LSU AgCenter researchers are looking for ways to improve production.
(Video 05/27/20) Louisiana’s cotton farmers are wrapping up their planting, and this year’s crop is going to be smaller than initial projections.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Video 02/13/20) An early freeze hampered Louisiana’s sugarcane crop, but it gave researchers an opportunity to examine cold tolearnce in sugarcane.
(Video 02/13/20) The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator finished installing a bottling line designed to expand the productivity of its tenants.
(Video 01/31/20) Adopting a more healthful lifestyle is a common New Year’s resolution. Here is some simple advice to help keep you on track.
(Video 01/31/20) Agriculture has been creating data with tools such as yield monitors and digital maps using drones.Now the data is being critically analyzed.
(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.
(Video 12/10/19) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is nearing the end, with several mills expected to finish before Christmas.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Video 10/16/19) Louisiana cotton farmers have harvested the bulk of their crop, and yields have surprised many.
(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.
(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.
(Video 09/19/19) While crawfish season is still a ways off, farmers are now getting their fields ready.
(Video 09/19/19) Louisiana sugarcane farmers like to begin planting at the beginning of August. But this year, most didn’t start until the end of August.
(Video 09/04/19) Louisiana rice farmers had adverse growing conditions during the season, which has led to low yields.
Farmers are busy harvesting corn in Louisiana, and yields are lower than last year because of wet growing conditions.
(Video 08/08/19) A newer species of ant is displacing fire ants in cane fields, which has some scientists and growers concerned.
(Video 07/24/19) Variety development is key to a successful sugarcane industry. This year, sugarcane growers have two new varieties to grow on thier farms.
(Video 07/22/19) It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Barry exited Louisiana. Overall, damage was minimal statewide, but isolated areas were hard hit.
(Video 07/08/19) The LSU AgCenter held a field day expo in central Louisiana focusing on row crops, backyard gardening, youth education and food and nutrition.
(Video 07/08/19) A new rice variety will give rice producers another tool to fight weedy red rice.
(Video 06/28/19) To help reduce nutrient runoff from agricultural fields, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation awarded the LSU AgCenter a $1.4 million grant.
(Video 06/12/19) One of the most colorful group of insects in the world is the jewel beetles. These iridescent insects are beautiful, but some are destructive.
(Video 06/12/19) To help consumers select plants to grow in the landscapes, the LSU AgCenter developed the Louisiana Super Plants program.
(Video 05/29/19) The high Mississippi River has crested but will soon begin rising again. The high water is causing major issues for farmers along the river.
(Video 05/29/19) It has been a struggle for rice producers in Louisiana this year. Heavy rains flooded fields early in the season and put the crop way behind.
(Video 05/15/19) The market for Louisiana crawfish tail meat is expanding, and LSU AgCenter food scientists are examining ways to make the product better.
(Video 05/15/19) Cotton acreage was expected to increase significantly in Louisiana, but the weather may not allow for it.
(Video 05/01/19) In an effort to reduce waste going to landfills, the LSU Department of Entomology and the Campus Sustainability office are using a unique fly.
(Video 5/1/19) The optimum planting date for soybeans is rapidly approaching, and Louisiana farmers are hurriedly trying to get this year’s crop in the ground.
(Video 04/11/19) When the calendar turns to April, the Louisiana crawfish season is usually beginning to heat up. That’s not the case this year.
(Video 04/11/19) Louisiana rice farmers have gotten most of their seed in the ground and are now just waiting on warmer weather to get it growing.
(Video 03/27/19) Louisiana corn farmers are taking advantage of favorable weather conditions and are busy getting their seed in the ground.
(Video 03/13/19) Two farmers, an ag consultant and an advocate for agriculture are the four newest members of the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction.
(Video 3/11/19) The calendar says March, and that’s when Louisiana farmers begin returning to their fields.Wet weather has made winter weed control difficult.
(Video 03/11/19) The Bonnet Carré Spillway is now open to relieve pressure on the Mississippi River levee system in the New Orleans area.
(Video 02/20/19) Louisiana cotton farmers are expected to have a much larger crop this year, mostly at the expense of soybean and possibly corn acres.
(Video 02/20/19) For three graduating seniors, this year’s LSU AgCenter Livestock Show marked the last time they would guide their animals into the ring.
(Video 2/6/19) A major paper mill closed its paper production unit near Baton Rouge, and it is causing a major concern for forestry operations in the area.
(Video 2/6/19) Across Louisiana, 4-H’ers are showing their animals at local livestock shows with aspirations to qualify for the state show