(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.
(10/17/22) Turk's cap is a tough, drought-tolerant plant native to our area.
(10/24/22) Some of our native plants can offer beautiful colors for the fall.
(Video 10/19/22) The one word Louisiana farmers would use to describe this year’s weather is uncooperative.
(Video 10/05/22) Producers are in the final stages of the harvest, and they are hopeful those beans planted later yield better than the early crop.
(Video 10/05/22) Louisiana cotton farmers increased acres this year because of higher prices, but they will probably be somewhat disappointed with the yields.
(10/3/22) Coleus is a plant known for its beautiful foliage, but some varieties begin setting flowers at the end of the summer.
(9/26/22) Not all plants can handle limited sunlight, but the colorful Summer Wave torenia thrives in the shade.
(Video 09/08/22) Louisiana sugarcane farmers are racing to get their crop planted while simultaneously preparing for this year’s harvest.
(Video 09/08/22) For Louisiana’s soybean farmers, late August and early September is typically a time when the harvest is in full swing.
(9/19/22) It’s that time of year when you can start planting fall vegetables into your garden.
(09/07/2022) The LSU AgCenter has chosen ornamental peppers as the fall 2022 Super Plant.
(Video 9/5/22) Mealybugs can quickly wreak havoc on plants in your landscape.
(Video 8/29/22) Monarch butterflies are now considered an endangered species.
(Video 08/25/22) The Louisiana rice harvest is more than 50% complete, and the yields have been excellent.
(Video 08/25/22) The Louisiana corn harvest is near the halfway point, and farmers have been mostly pleased with the results.
(Video 08/11/22) Four-wheelers are a leading cause of injuries in young people. In an effort to reduce accidents, the LSU AgCenter offered a training session.
(Video 08/11/22) For 100 years, young people throughout Louisiana have attended 4-H summer camp at Camp Grant Walker.
(Video 08/20/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how pomegranate is an excellent fruit tree that does well in Louisiana.
(Video 08/10/22) Chamberbitter is an invasive weed that can become a big problem in Louisiana garden beds.
(Video 08/08/22) Blue My Mind makes a great groundcover and is a true-blue performer in Louisiana landscapes.
(Video 08/01/22) The black-eyed Susan is a beautiful flowering plant native to North America that works well in Louisiana landscapes.
(Video 07/28/22) The dog days of summer are here, and it’s important to protect your livestock from the stifling heat.
(Video 07/28/22) Louisiana’s sugarcane crop had to endure nearly 100 inches of rain and the winds of Hurricane Ida last year.
(Video 07/18/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard describes some tropicals that are also known for their spectacular flowers.
(Video 07/18/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard describes how the tropical Swiss cheese plant is a great focal point for indoor décor.
(Video 07/15/22) A group of Louisiana 4-H students got to experience the wonders of Louisiana’s coast but learned that this area is disappearing.
(Video 07/15/22) Hot, sunny weather was what rice farmers were hoping for, and combines will soon be gin harvesting this year's crop.
(Video 07/01/22) June was extraordinarily hot and dry for much of the Louisiana, causing many farmers to irrigate their fields.
(Video 07/01/22) Hamburgers and hot dogs are common for Fourth of July cookouts, and another traditional menu item is an ice-cold watermelon.
(Video 06/22/22) Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animals on earth. Commonly called roundworms, these tiny animals can cause big problems.
(Video 06/27/22) Groundcover plants can help fill in large spaces with nice texture and color. A good one to grow is sandy leaf fig ivy.
(Video 06/20/22) So you’ve decided to plant cherry tomatoes in hanging containers. There are lots of varieties to choose from.
(Video 06/02/22) Louisiana wheat farmers are finishing up their harvest with good yields and are being supported by great prices.
Staying properly hydrated and doing a few easy things can help you avoid medical problems associated with the heat.
(Video 05/20/22) Louisiana cotton planting is nearly complete. The state is expected to nearly double its acreage this year.
(Video 05/05/22) Nearly 1,000 Louisiana 4-H’ers competed in a variety of shooting sports with a chance to be a state champion.
(Video 05/05/22) Louisiana soybean planting is well ahead of last year’s pace and is making good progress.
(Video 04/21/22) Apple snails, an invasive pest from South America, are considered to be a plague on Louisiana waterbodies and hurt crawfish production.
(Video 04/21/22) Giant salvinia continues to be a major problem in Louisiana waterways, but students in an LSU art class are looking at an alternative use.
(Video 04/07/22) Farmers in southwest Louisiana are entering the final stages of rice planting while rice farmers in the northeast corner are just beginning.
(Video 04/07/22) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction has three new members. They are Paul Coreil, Don Molino and Jim Monroe.
(03/25/22) With warmer weather arriving and no freezes in the long-term forecast, Louisiana strawberries should soon be plentiful.
(03/25/22) Farmers are reaching deeper into their pocketbook to pay for the basics, especially fuel and fertilizer.
(Video 02/25/22) Competing in livestock shows has not only changed the outlook of one Louisiana 4-H family.
(Video 02/25/22) The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station is examining a host of conservation efforts.
(Video 02/11/22) Honey bee colonies have been disappearing for some time, and scientists have come up with several theories for why.
(Video 02/11/22) Farmers aren’t immune to supply chain and inflation issues facing everyday Americans. Costs for herbicides and fertilizers have skyrocketed.
(Video 01/14/22) The Louisiana sugarcane harvest season will be coming to an end soon. The last mill is expected to finish next week.
(Video 01/14/22) Above-average temperatures in November and December have helped Louisiana’s crawfish season get off to an early start.
(Video 12/27/21) High school students from central Louisiana are part of pilot LSU AgCenter agricultural education program designed to highlight career opportu
(Video 12/27/21) 2021 was another good year for much of Louisiana agriculture. Yields for many crops were average to above average, and prices were strong.
(Video 12/17/21) A new rice variety developed by the LSU AgCenter has a reduced glycemic score that is allowing people to put rice back on their plate.
(Video 12/02/21)During Christmas, poinsettias are often a part of the holiday décor. Native to Mexico, they can live for 40 years and grow to 15 feet tall.
(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.
(Video 11/18/21) The ratoon, or second, harvest of rice across south Louisiana is just about wrapped up.
(Video 11/18/21) After a near all-time record crop last year, Louisiana sugarcane growers can’t help but be a little bit disappointed with the 2021 crop.
(Video 11/4/21) While Hurricane Ida came ashore more than two months ago, its effect on the Louisiana citrus and vegetable industry will be measured in years.
(Video 11/4/21) The Louisiana Master Farmer Program is celebrating 20th anniversary. The program was designed to lessen the environmental footprint.
(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.