(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
(Video 12/19/18) While the peak of the crawfish season is a few months away, crawfish producers in Louisiana have started their season.
(Video 12/19/18) Louisiana agriculture had its fair share of ups and downs during 2018. Yields were up for some commodities and down for others.
(Video 12/10/18) LSU AgCenter food scientists are working on ways to extend the shelf life of food products and reduce food waste.
(Video 12/7/18) The LSU AgCenter Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center conducts research benefitting aquaculture, biomedical and species conservation.
(Video 11/20/18) South Louisiana rice farmers are finishing up their ratoon or second harvest and yields have been good.
(Video 11/20/18) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is nearly 50 percent complete, and the size of the crop has surprised many.
(Video 11/07/18) In an effort to ignite interest in insects, the LSU Entomology Club held a cricket spitting contest, which was sponsored by Fluker Farms.
(Video 11/07/18) If you are still in the mood for a sweet treat without the empty calories, think about eating some citrus.
(Video 10/24/18) Food scientists with the LSU AgCenter are looking for ways to enhance the quality of seafood and extend its shelf life.
(video 10/24/18) A trade conflict and bad weather have made it a difficult year for Louisiana soybean farmers.
(Video 10/10/18) Louisiana sweet potato farmers have taken to their fields and are approaching the midpoint of their harvest.
(Video 10/10/18) This week is National 4-H Week, and a long-standing Vernon Parish 4-H tradition is the high school woodman skills competition.
(Video 09/25/18) Arborists across the country participated in a day of service at national veterans cemeteries.
(Video 09/25/18) Cotton harvesting is in full swing across Louisiana, and the results so far have been encouraging.
(Video 08/30/18) Louisiana sugarcane farmers are entering the final stages of their planting season.
(Video 08/23/18) Catfish is a popular ingredient in many fish recipes. But when ordering it, how can you be sure you are getting what you asked for?
(Video 08/23/18) Corn producers are harvesting their crop quickly as they try to beat the rain. Yields are showing a wide range and differ field to field.
(Video 08/10/18) Rice harvesting in south Louisiana is in full swing and early yields are pointing to an excellent harvest.
A rice producer in St. Landry Parish is experimenting with a technique called furrow-irrigated rice in an effort to reduce his water usage and carbon footprint.
Sugarcane has a long history in Louisiana. Cane farmers saw recent developments in the industry during the LSU AgCenter’s annual Sugarcane field day.
(Video 07/02/18) In an effort to get youngsters outside and learning about the environment, the LSU AgCenter held a nature camp featuring agriculture careers.
(Video 07/02/18) Rice producers in Louisiana have had three difficult growing seasons in a row, but right now, this year’s crop is looking good.
(Video 07/02/18) Ten years ago, the LSU AgCenter opened the LaHouse Home and Landscape Center, which highlights building a sustainable home.
(Video 07/02/18) The Tom H. Scott Research, Extension and Education Center in Winnsboro hosted the LSU AgCenter’s first-ever field day expo.
(Video 06/13/18) It takes a lot of research and experimentation to develop a new sugarcane variety, and LSU AgCenter scientists believe L 11-183 is a good one.
(Video 06/13/18) For nearly 100 years, young people throughout Louisiana have attended summer camp at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center.
(Video 05/31/18) Louisiana has seen a drastic reduction in wheat acres because of low yields and poor quality, but this year has been a successful one.
(Video 05/30/18) A hot and dry May has caused many farmers in Louisiana to begin irrigating their crops early in the growing season.
(Video 05/16/18) To give school children in the New Orleans area a better understanding of agriculture, the LSU AgCenter helped develop AgMagic on the River.
(Video 05/16/18) While cotton acreage is increasing in neighboring states, Louisiana is experiencing a decline, mainly because of disappointing yields.
(Video 05/03/18) Wet, cool conditions this spring have Louisiana rice farmers playing catch-up in getting their fields planted and their crops up and growing.
Mites are a major concern for beekeepers, and researchers with the LSU AgCenter are looking at ways to help identify these pests.
(Video 04/16/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to these beautiful plants and explains why they’re so easy for gardeners to grow.
(Video 04/13/18) A cold winter meant a slow start to this year’s crawfish season, but warmer weather has spurred growth and helped increased the catch.
(Video 04/02/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill tells you what you need to know about selecting vegetables from the cucumber family.
Louisiana corn farmers are finally getting to plant some significant acres as drier conditions have finally arrived. But is too late for some?
(Video 03/29/18) Two icons in Louisiana agriculture were recently inducted into the state’s Agriculture Hall of Distinction.
(Video 03/22/18) With a spot at the state competition on the line, more than 900 4-H youth participated in the state’s south regional competition.
(Video 03/22/18) A dieoff of Roseau cane in the Mississippi River delta has caused numerous agencies to study its cause.
(Video 03/08/18) The arrival of spring-like weather has been a boon to Louisiana strawberry growers as the berries move toward peak season.
(2/22/18) More than 2,000 Louisiana youth participated in this year’s LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(Video 2/8/18) For three days, groups of sixth-graders were exposed to bugs, drones and nutrition.
(Video 2/8/18) Farmers and researchers across Louisiana are examining how cover crops can reduce erosion and improve the fertility of their soil.
(Video 01/24/18) This winter has brought record cold temperatures, and it is still not over.
(Video 01/10/18) A hard freeze has caused some concerns for sugarcane growers as they hurriedly try to get their crop to the mills.
(Video 12/22/17) Despite some challenging weather, Louisiana farmers were able to produce good yields on many of their row crops.
(Video 12/22/17) The Louisiana’s sugarcane grinding season is going to extend well into January. And the reason is a record crop of sugarcane.
(Video 12/13/17) Many cities are seeing open spaces turn into urban farms.
(Video 12/06/17) Wet and overcast conditions during August have put a damper on what started out as an excellent pecan crop this year.
(Video 11/22/17) With the holidays here, people will have a houseful of hungry guests. To keep the holidays joyful, make sure food safety is part of the menu.
(Video 11/15/17) Farmers are often looking for ways to improve the quality of the soil and prevent its runoff.
(Video 11/15/17) Rice farmers across south Louisiana are wrapping up the harvest of their ratoon or second crop.
(Video 11/01/17) Soft-shell crab production calls for a commitment because of the tedious task of monitoring the crabs throughout their molting process.
(Video 10/18/17) Some Louisiana sweet potato farmers delayed their harvest in order to give their potatoes more time to reach market size.
(Video 10/04/17) Louisiana cotton farmers are now in the midst of their harvest.
(Video 10/04/17) Just because the calendar says fall, weeds in lawns are still growing and setting seeds to emerge next spring.
(Video 09/20/17) Louisiana soybean farmers are finding out this year’s wet weather is affecting the quality of the crop.
(Video 09/15/17) Many Louisiana sugarcane farmers were wondering if they ever were going to get their crop planted, especially after Tropical Storm Harvey.
(Video 09/06/17) While Tropical Storm Harvey caused some damage to Louisiana’s agriculture sector, farmers were spared from extensive losses.
(Video 09/06/2017) The demand for crawfish and crawfish products is expanding outside of Louisiana.