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The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
This newsletter gives updates on Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Horticulture, Nutrition & Health, and Parenting in Ouachita Parish.
The Northeast Region Horticulture News is a quarterly horticulture newsletter specific to horticulture topics in Northeast Louisiana.
The Crop Production & Pest Management Field Day EXPO will be held June 19, 2018 at the Tom H. Scott Research, Extension and Education Center in Winnsboro, LA.
The 2018 Recertification Meetings for the Private Pesticide Applicator Certification in the Northeast Region have been scheduled.
Description of termites, the time of year they swarm and the difference between termites and ants.
2012 Recommendations. Each year the LSU AgCenter tests commercial soybean varieties that are entered in yield tests by private seed companies. This publication provides information about results of those tests at various locations across the state. For best results using this guide, refer to the tables for variety yield results and pick the location fitting your situation -- or if your farm does not fit any location, choose varieties that performed well at multiple locations.
Our regional climate lends itself to home gardeners having a spring and fall vegetable garden. There is a vegetable that can be planted every day of the year in Louisiana.
Homeowners often have questions on controlling sticker weed in their lawns. The best defense against weeds in a home lawn is to have a dense, healthy turf canopy. Herbicides are used as supplemental aids in controlling weeds.
Blueberries fit into any general home landscape design. Researchers have shown that a serving of blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Northeast Louisiana Master Gardener Association will present a series of fall gardening classes beginning October 30, 2012.
Gardening can be a year-round activity in Louisiana. Ouachita Parish Area Agent, Steve Hotard, shares his knowledge and experience with other gardening enthusiast.
Information about obtaining a private applicator's pesticide license for purchasing restricted use pesticides from the Ouachita Extension Office. Information includes how to purchase The National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, which is used for study purposes.
The results of the 2011 Louisiana Soybean Performance Trials have been finalized and can be found here with key points.
Honey bees are being developed to take advantage of hygienic behaviors to help control varroa mites. The detecting and removing of a mite infested brood guarantees the health of the colony and helps eliminate varroa mites.
Tips on how to keep varroa mites from affecting a bee hive.
Wood boring insects have been a challenge to homeowners and gardeners all season. Long-term invasions by these borers weaken and damage wood. When sprinkles of sawdust are seen, it is a good idea to investigate.
Information about small hive beetles (SHB). The larvae tunnel through combs, killing bee brood and ruining combs. The SHB eats pollen, brood, honey, dead adult bees and combs. Maintaining strong, healthy colonies with young productive queens is one of the management techniques for resisting SHB damage.
In early March, caterpillars will begin to build tent like webs in area trees. While feeding on tree foliage the caterpillars will grow to the length of about 2 inches. The caterpillars then leave the tree and may be found anywhere in your yard looking for a place to pupate.
They are huge and they are everywhere and are often called "mosquito hawks".
There are more than 240,000 species of flowering plants which must transfer pollen from the male parts to the female parts to reproduce. This is accomplished by a fascinating array of mechanisms and manners.
Termite swarming season is here, and tiny gossamer winged insects can be seen flying in small clouds. If you are unlucky these insects will be found flying within your house, emerging from tiny holes in your wall. Are they ants or termites?
Information to provide knowledge on insecticides used for termite control and prevention.
The latest information on Pest Management. Includes links to articles and publications.