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The basic components of composting are location, plant materials, water, soil from your yard and some nitrogen.
Bagworms are aptly named for the bag the larva make of silk and bits of twigs or leaves interwoven to disguise and strengthen the case.
Fire Blight is a bacterial disease caused by Erwinia amylovora.It infects plants in the pome fruit subgroup of the rose family.
The fungus completes part of its life cycle on the cedar and junipers and part on the mayhaw.
Lichens are perennial organisms consisting of a fungus and a green alga or blue-green bacterium.
This publication is intended to introduce home vegetable gardeners to the various methods used to manage the many diseases that affect these crops. (PDF Format Only)
List of Louisiana Master Gardener Extension volunteer programs with contact information for each.
Early blight is one of the most common diseases of tomatoes in Louisiana. This article provides tips to help manage the disease.
Questions have been raised through the years about cross-pollination. County Agent Keith Collins provides information on this subject.
Richland Parish County Agent, Keith Collins, provides tips about the proper care and maintenance of freshly cut Christmas trees.
A variety of trees are available for use as Christmas trees because of the interstate shipping system as well as our local choose-and-cut tree farms that are grow trees throughout the state of Louisiana.
Living ground covers are defined as plants used to cover areas of the landscape. They generally have a creeping or prostrate growth habit and grow no taller than two feet.
Louisiana lawns continue to grow into the fall and should continue to be mowed and watered as needed; however, it is getting time to put away the fertilizer spreader for the winter.
"Leaves of three, let it be" is the old saying regarding poison ivy, a tall vine that climbs tree trunks, wood fences, or other flat surfaces.
Dark brown or black blotches on the bottom of tomato fruit is a sure sign of blossom-end rot.
Products are available that can help manage the problem fire ants pose and will allow for normal outdoor activities.
Suggestions for choosing herbicides for winter weeds in lawns.
The Bradford Pear tree is an ornamental that can suffer from a bacterial disease infection known as fire blight. County Agent Keith Collins, provides information to assist homeowners in saving their trees.
Tips on protecting indoor plants from cold weather damage when exposed to microclimates indoors.
Tips on selecting and caring for Poinsettias so that they stay healthy and colorful throughout the holiday season.
Frequently Asked Questions related to home vegetable gardening.
The key components of the effective use of fungicides for pecan disease control are timing, coverage and concentration. The updated 2009 fungicide list is included.
78th Edition of "Bee Ready!" from Dr. Dale Pollet, Professor and Specialist in the Department of Entomology at LSU.
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A listing of the names and phone numbers of local bee keepers.
Acidic soils (low pH) cause more gardening problems in Louisiana than any other soil factor. They affect so many other soil factors in both pest management and soil fertility.
(Distributed 03/03/11) As gardening activities increase, home gardeners and landscapers may become concerned with problems on their plants.