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Several types of insects make highly noticeable webs in trees.
Most herbs require minimal maintenance, and many are perennials that can produce for a number of years.
Roughly 99% of insects are not “pests.”
Here are some reasons fruit or nut trees may fail to produce, or produce less than expected.
There's a variety of reasons that this can occur.
School is out and there are so many wonderful things to do. So, let’s make it fun.
Is it hard for kids to remain healthy during a time of social distancing?
When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you face some difficult financial decisions.
Besides diseases that kill tomato plants outright, there are leaf spot diseases that can reduce plants’ productivity and sometimes infect fruit.
Did you know that garlic is a staple ingredient in Mediterranean dishes?
Walking & bicycling are critical modes of transportation that deserve more attention. They're resilient transportation modes healthy for mind, body, & planet.
Have horse flies been driving you nuts? Using repellants will give you some relief.
Grains are one of USDA’s Myplate food groups. According to the American Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should make ½ our grains whole grains.
Figs are one of the most popular fruits grown in the South. They are a good source of dietary fiber, natural sugars, iron, calcium, and potassium.
There are many benefits to adding tomatoes to your diet.
Wilting tomatoes are a common complaint. There are several possible causes.
Fall, winter, and early spring are recommended times for planting most trees and shrubs, but palms are different.
Just about any vegetable can be grown in some type of container.
There are websites that can help you find local produce.
Hang your next load of clean shirts, dresses or pants on hangers outside and let them dry in the warm spring sunshine and breeze. It will be good exercise.
Soy is a plant-based complete protein, containing all nine amino acids that does not come from an animal. Learn more about the health benefits of soy.
People who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Nutrition lessons taught at the outdoor kitchen in New Orleans City Park's Botanical Gardens for Family Medicine Residents at East Jefferson General Hospital.
It’s important to start spraying for Virginia buttonweed during the spring, since this is when the weed is more tender and susceptible to herbicides.
(04/30/20) Two LSU AgCenter experts offered advice for those looking to stretch their dollars amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic
Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. Follow these five steps for handwashing.
Mulching is one of the best tools in the toolbox for managing weeds in landscape beds.
Centipedegrass is one of the most popular turfgrasses in this area. It requires a smaller amount of fertilizer and less frequent mowing than some other grasses.
I want to share some resources that you might find useful for vegetable gardening, in general, and for gardening with kids, specifically.
Many people find St. Augustinegrass to be attractive, and it’s one of the best turfgrasses for shady areas.
The Florida Parishes produce an abundance of spring wildflowers.
Have you noticed toothpick like growths sticking out of your tree?
A newsletter for horticulturists. Industrial hemp and pruning azaleas.
Banana shrubs have a lovely fragrance but tend to look shabby in the spring.
Ornamental plants that bloom in late winter and early spring generally bloom on shoots that grew in a previous season. These should be pruned after flowering.
If you want to support pollinators, there are many options, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Celebrate national nutrition month to learn more about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Dining with Diabetes, Nutrition events, Lunch and Learn "Clean Eating" and more.
Healthy Communities Bike Safety Partnership: Let's Ride in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Youth are learning biking skills to ride safely in their neighborhoods.
Cucuzza is a unique gourd to add to your vegetable garden. They are edible and are popular in Italian cooking.
Find out more information about Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and Strava.
These tips help to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Planting for fall color, green onions, and buttonbush.
November through February is the best time to plant trees. Planting now will deliver spectacular fall color next year.
Finding plants that provide color in shady areas can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are some lovely options.
Volunteers with the Louisiana Master Gardener program have spruced up the landscape in front of the LSU AgCenter office in Amite. Plants are now labeled.
National Diabetes Awareness Month! Know the risks, healthy ways to eat, the Idaho diet, and Dining with Diabetes educational series.
Composting turns "waste" into something useful.
Raised beds are often the best option for growing vegetables at home.
Healthy Halloween Tips from the LSU AgCenter.
Physical activity using the Smoothie blender bike teaches youth to stay active while eating healthy.
Site conditions include the amount of sun an area gets, how well drained it is, and whether the site gets more or less effective rainfall than the open yard.
Traditional meal times have changed to eating snacks or smaller meals throughout the day. Learn how to schedule healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
Topics will include fruits and nuts; vegetables and herbs; ornamental landscape plants; soils, fertilizers, and plant nutrition; and pest management.
Making good plant choices is one of the most important aspects of gardening and landscaping.
Choosing disease resistant varieties is a way to save time and money, reduce pesticide use, and increase your enjoyment of the garden.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Fig problems, starting seeds, and ornamental peppers.
Choosing disease-resistant varieties is a way to avoid many plant disease problems.
Health benefits of blueberries along with a tasty blueberry muffin recipe.
Zinnias thrive in hot weather. A late summer planting will provide color throughout the fall.
The LSU AgCenter has a lot of resources that address a variety of topics.
Health benefits of consuming catfish
Nutrition information that highlights Dairy and June is Dairy month with this video.
Removing blackberry floricanes soon after harvest reduces the chance for certain diseases to spread from floricanes to primocanes.
Our growing season is long enough that we can prune blueberries soon after harvest, and the plants will have time to set flower buds for the next year.
Learn about the health benefits of watermelon, including the essential vitamins and nutrients it contains. Bonus: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe.
There are several simple practices that can help you avoid leaf spot diseases.
Southern bacterial wilt and southern blight are two of the most common causes of wilting tomatoes in our area.
Spiny pigweed is one of the worst weeds home gardeners deal with.
As we enter into hurricane season, this news article lists helpful LSU AgCenter fact sheets and publications.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to enjoy on a summer salad is explained in a simple video from the LSU AgCenter.
A newsletter for horticulturists. Cool spring delays plant growth, blossom end rot, and fertilizing lawns.
Black flies, or buffalo gnats, are a major nusiance in the Feliciana parishes in spring.
Community leaders attended a meeting to identify and address local health and nutrition concerns in Franklinton, LA.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with healthy tips and recommendations including food safety, videos and blog resources.
Choose MyPlate and make 1/2 your plates fruits & vegetables, choose whole grains, lean meats & beans & low fat dairy for healthy meals.
Washing our hands should be our first step every time we enter into the kitchen! Hand washing will fight against germs and foodborne illnesses.
Popcorn makes a great healthy snack!
Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
10 Tips sheets were included in the food boxes at the local Community Center
A healthy weight management program that that educates you on tools to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Deer can be a nuisance to gardeners in certain parts of Louisiana. Here are some practical tips to help you lessen deer damage in your landscape.
Learn tips on how to start and continue healthy lifestyle goals.
A newsletter for horticulturists.Plant sweet peas now, cool season vegetable issues, mulch, and houseplants.
The orange dog caterpillar may look ugly now, but in a few short weeks it will turn into a beautiful butterfly.
Learn how water helps your body and tips on how to incorporate water throughout the day.
This recipe is very nutritious and delicious and helps with prevention of diseases.