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Laurel wilt is a devastating disease of woody trees in the Lauraceae family.
Slime molds are very common during extended periods of overcast skies and warm and wet weather.
Summer gardening tips for homeowners in Northeast Louisiana.
Summer gardening tips for homeowners in Central Louisiana.
Summer gardening tips for homeowners in Southwest Louisiana.
Summer gardening tips for homeowners in Southeast Louisiana.
Summer gardening tips for homeowners in Northwest Louisiana.
How to care for ornamental palms that have suffered freeze-damage injuries.
The Suncredible Yellow sunflower is a disease-resistant, continuous bloomer that provides nonstop flower power throughout the entire growing season.
The Virginia willow is a deciduous shrub that is native to the woody and swampy floodplains of the Gulf South states.
Hibiscus is a large family of plants that includes okra, cotton, tropical hibiscus, althea, rose mallow and many more.
Impatiens are one of the most popular bedding plants in the United States because of their wide-ranging color availability and tolerance of shade.
Spring gardening tips for homeowners in Northwest Louisiana.
Description, life cycle, ecological significance, pest management and control of the Spodoptera frugiperda, Fall armyworm.
Description, life cycle, ecological significance and pest management of the Plutella xylostella, Diamondback moth.
Description, life cycle, ecological significance and pest significance of the Diaphania nitidalis and Citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella.
Description, life cycle, parasites, ecological and pest significance, and control of the Diaphania nitidalis and Xylocopa virginica, Eastern Carpenter Bee.
Description, life cycle, migration and conservation of the Diaphania nitidalis and Danaus plexippus, Monarch Butterfly.
Description, life cycle, ecological significance and pest status of the Diaphania nitidalis and Diaphania hyalinata, Pickleworm and Melonworm Moths.
Description, life cycle, economic importance and parasites of the Common Eastern Bumblebee.
Description, life cycle, ecological significance, pest status and prevention of Diabrotica undecimpunctata, Spotted Cucumber Beetle.
Description, life cycle, ecology and forensic entomology of the Necrophila americana, American Carrion Beetle.
Description, life cycle, ecological significance, pest status and prevention of Phorodon cannabis, the Cannabis (Bhang) Aphids.
Artichokes are a member of the Asteraceae family. Artichokes prefer warm temperatures and thrive in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 and higher.
Spring gardening tips for homeowners in Southwest Louisiana.
Spring gardening tips for homeowners in Southeast Louisiana.
Spring gardening tips for homeowners in Northeast Louisiana.
Spring gardening tips for homeowners in Central Louisiana.
2020 National Survey
The primary goal of a school garden is to allow the students to grow plants from start to finish.
Winter gardening tips for Southwest Louisiana
Winter gardening tips for Southeast Louisiana homeowners.
Winter gardening tips for Northwest Louisiana homeowners.
Winter gardening tips for homeowners in Northeast Louisiana.
Winter gardening tips for homeowners in Central Louisiana.
Lichens are fascinating organisms. They are composed of two different organisms – a fungal partner and a photosynthetic partner in a symbiotic relationship.
The bald cypress is the state tree of Louisiana, and these native trees can be observed growing throughout Louisiana and the entire southeastern United States.
The American beautyberry is a moderate-to-large-size native perennial shrub that grows throughout Louisiana.
The southern sugar maple is a native deciduous shade tree that is underutilized in Louisiana.
This flowering evergreen tree produces creamy white, fragrant flowers in midspring and sporadically in the summertime.
Little Ruby is typically used as an annual in Louisiana. It is used as a ground cover for its compact, mounding, spreading form.
Serena series angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia, Serena Series) are herbaceous perennials grown as a warm-season color bedding plants in Louisiana.
The Serenita angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia, Serenita Raspberry) is a herbaceous perennial grown as a warm-season color bedding plant in Louisiana.
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Pentas, also known as Egyptian starcluster, are some of the best landscape plants for attracting pollinators to a garden.
The FlameThrower coleus series can be identified by its uniquely shaped thin and ruffled foliage that stands out in any landscape, providing wonderful texture.
Boxwood crown and root rot is caused by Phytophthora spp., a funguslike microorganism commonly known as water mold.
Horticulture and plants can benefit individuals and families by supporting health and well-being.
This guide is for growing garden herbs in Louisiana.
One of the top choices for landscape consideration is the willow oak. Mature trees average between 60 and 80 feet tall by 40 to 50 feet wide.
Redbor kale delivers a dramatic display of red-purple foliage, adding visual interest when paired with such cool-season blooming annuals as dianthus and violas.
Torenia, also known as wishbone flower, is a compact annual plant that brings vivid colors to shady areas of the garden.
Rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum or V. ashei) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States.
Few trees invoke the feeling of the old Southern homestead like our native Southern magnolia, and Little Gem is no exception.
Some of the best cool-season bedding plants we have available in Louisiana are interspecific dianthus, and the Jolt series dianthus is no exception.
Drift roses are some of the toughest and most tolerant shrub roses in Louisiana, making them the perfect addition for the busy gardener.
Firebush (Hamelia patens) is a root-hardy tropical. Its best attribute is the amazing variegated chartreuse and light green foliage with red veining.
Fertilizers supply essential nutrients to the turfgrass for proper growth and development.
Nitrogen (N) is one of the most applied macronutrients because turfgrasses require it in the highest amount.
Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for turfgrass growth and development.
Soil texture can greatly affect nutrient and water availability, retention and movement within turfgrass systems.
Cation exchange capacity (CEC) is the ability of a given soil mass to hold positively charged ions, or cations.
Soil pH is the measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of soil.
Potassium is an essential nutrient for turfgrass growth and development.