The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
All lawns have a layer thatch, which is not always harmful to the grass. What is thatch? Thatch is a layer of living and dead grass plant parts and clippings located between the soil surface and the green growing grass.
To be fair to the agronomist, dirt is soil that’s out of place. Whether it’s in your garden, lawn or field routine soil sampling can be beneficial. The routine soil test report contains a multitude of information. Making sense of this information is not always as simple as reading the numbers listed for each element. Soil tests indicate the relative capacity of soil to provide nutrients to plants.
With the cooler fall weather, many of us are drawn outside to catch up on some of the landscape work that we have put off during the heat of the summer. Fall through winter is an excellent time to plant trees and shrubs in the landscape.
Post information for potential cattle production participants informing them that the East Feliciana and EBRP Extension Services Offices are partnering to offer the Master Cattle Producers Program.
Terrence Marshall, East Baton Rouge County Agent, received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2012 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Charleston, SC.
Home page for East Baton Rouge Parish information about agriculture and natural Resources, lawn and garden questions, urban forestry, fruit and shade trees, landscapes and the Master Gardener program.
The following illustrated steps can be used as a general guideline for collecting and submitting soil samples to the LSU AgCenter Soil Testing Laboratory.