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RSS looks at a couple small trees for the landscape, pumpkin flowers and pecan shells.
Rain damages 2022 soybean crop in Louisiana.
The AgCenter hosted arborist training in August 2022 and this blog described the event.
This article discusses some programs to help beekeepers with the expenses of having & maintaining apiaries.
Identifying a large woodpecker, dying lantana, keep ants out of her container garden and garlic in a fall garden.
A look at aphids and mealybugs. Treatment and IDs for a juvenile ladybeetle and for a grasshopper. A gardener asks for recommendations for cabbage varieties.
RSFF looks at fruits and vegetables especially, potatoes and squash.
Ancient peoples have used honey for medical purposes. Modern medicine uses a special grade of honey for treating wounds.
This week’s RSFF looks at trees. Some trees are drought-stressed and need irrigation. There are a couple of tree identifications and tree health.
Small grain variety trials are conducted annually by scientists of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Agricultural Experiment Station (LSUAC).
Here is an article for beekeepers regarding honeybees and how they address queen distress.
RSFF discusses two harmful insects, white flies and woolly aphids. There is a beneficial, predatory assassin bug and a strange looking walkingstick insect.
RSFF mostly identifies elderberry, mulberry, and a tree fungus. There is a narrative about controlling crabgrass.
Beehive Buzz looks at several predatory insects including the cicada killer wasp, a robber fly and a long-legged assassin bug.
This week RSFF looks at vegetables and the questions of some gardeners like blossom end rot, potato scab, preventing insects, and a bacterial disease.
Many beekeepers know that honey is harmful to infants less than 12 months old, but they are unusually unaware of the reason.
This version of BHB looks at bees in the news around the world from bee behavior to varroa control to environmental concerns to bee nutrition.
This week’s RSFF looks at four flying insects including: horse guards, long-horned bee, leaf-cutting bee and bumblebee.
Topics include injury from weather conditions such too cold or to dry or to sunny. The last narrative identifies marsh parsley, a tropical, invasive weed.
This version of BHB looks at the Slovenian hive from the inside.
This blog looks at Southern Blight, a blue native wildflower, a robber fly and barklice.
(06/28/22) The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center will open its doors Aug. 4 for an Agronomic Crops School.
The topics in this RSFF include a predatory stinkbug, a larval form of the grape flea beetle, a liriope infestation and Virginia buttonweed.
This RSFF looks at landscape trees stressed by drought and how to irrigate them. The rest of the blog looks at leaf-footed bugs and at male velvet wasps.
RSFF looks at Tomato wilts, bumps and fruit worms. Also, various asters have strange deformity.
Gardeners asked about goumi and maypop fruits while other gardeners asked to identify some plants, particularly burclover and wetland sedges.
Identifying and Correcting Manganese Deficiency in Soybean
RSFF answers questions about common chickweed, the identity of a juvenile long-horned beetle and of a caterpillar of the giant swallowtail butterfly.
LSU AgCenter Conducts Soybean Variety Trials and On-farm demonstrations
Managing low final soybean stands.
This version of RSFF looks a hammerhead worm, a couple of garden snakes, a harmless flying insect, infected cedar branch and dandelion edibility.
RSFF discusses a common garden mushroom, black stinging caterpillars, a common lawn weed, and tiny plant mites.
Training for irrigation management using computerized hole selection.
This article updates an earlier story about the Slovenian bee hive.
This RSSF looks at carpenter ants and at spider mites. Also, a slime mold and a soil fungus are in this blog.
Readers of RSFF asked to identify a flower, causes of different types of tree damage, and cause of malformed carrots.
Planting a date of planting trial at Dean Lee Research Station.
Nitrogen fixation; Soybean plants; inoculation.
Some pharmaceutical firms are promoting hemp propolis on the market, but there is little unbiased research about this product.
The topics for this RSFF include: home soil testing, azalea leaf spots, low magnesium and successful vegetable seedlings in a greenhouse.
The season to trap honey bees swarms seems to be starting earlier than usual. This Beehive Buzz shares the early successes of an experienced beekeeper in 2022.
RSFF looks at gardening on a concrete slab, leaf mulches, a couple of cool season weeds, and a productive greenhouse.
RSFF looks at a common tree caterpillar, the fall webworm. A gardener asks about gardening southern Louisiana and the invasiveness of gooseneck loosestrife.
Complete pdf of the Chemical Weed Management Guide.
cover crop termination; corn planting, refuge, and nitrogen; correcting precision yield maps; irrigation pumps; weed science, and soybean growth stages.
Shortly after the USDA approved a plan for Louisiana to produce industrial hemp, some beekeepers asked me to research the possible effect on honeybees.
Questions about acorn production, Identification of a seed pod, blackberry pruning, and a new 811 law affecting the installation of new landscape.
An aspiring beekeeper asked a basic question about a “hive nucleus” and two other sources of bees for new beekeepers.
A free webinar will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 11 am CST/Noon EST.
RSFF answers questions about carpenter ants, sooty mold, crab apple trees and sawbriar roots.
This blog examines some measures to control infestations by pocket gophers.
An aspiring beekeeper asked for information to help her travel on the path to keeping honey bees and some resources for beekeepers.
Gardeners have questions about vegetables and mildew, nuisance geckos, slimy algae in garden ponds and tree roots heaving sidewalks and causing trip hazards.
This edition of RSFF looks at planting citrus trees, insuring live oak and other specimen trees, diagnosing bark damage on baldcypress trees, and more.
RSFF looks at several weeds including spurweed, nutsedge and vetch. Another person wants to control weeds in his groundcover, Asian jasmine.
This RSFF is intended to reach folks who want to garden in 2022. This blog looks at an upcoming Master Gardener class and at online gardening courses.
Lichens are back again, and there is a sick oak tree and an ailing muscadine vine. A gardener shared her comments about bird feeding habits at a feeders.
Prepared by LSU AgCenter cooperating personnel from Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and by the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
This RSFF discusses a couple of organic treatments for insects and for fungal infections. A fall wildflower, rose gentian, is identified, and a tomato plant has
Unpleasant talk about bird poop, an exotic, unwanted frog, and a spider egg sac which means baby spiders will be emerging. Finally, an ailing strawberry plant.
There are a couple of citrus questions, a plant ID and a question on soil improvement.
Soybean variety trials are conducted annually by scientists of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.
This RSFF looks at identifying a blackgum tree in call color, discusses a yellow jacket, a hairy caterpillar, and several citrus pests.
Beehive Buzz heard from a landowners about honeybees infesting an owl nesting box, and beekeepers remove the bees.
This week’s column includes fall wildflowers, an ailing aloe vera, a late season insect ID, and native black locust wood.
This week RSFF looks at various mushrooms, slime mold and rust fungi in the landscape.
This edition of Beehive Buzz identifies a European pollinator now in Louisiana.
Deformed persimmon, identifying berries, wild plum and fertlizing a lemon tree.
Mosquito control is an important health protection program for some local governments. However, mosquito control poses risks for honeybees.
Several homeowners and gardeners found non-venomous snakes in their gardens and landscapes and asked for ID. Another homeowner sent an image of a flatworm.
Homeowners want to know how to treat spurweed, help with a sick peace lily and identification of a native vine, peppervine.
Here is a blog about a different beehive design, the Slovenian beehive. This style of hive entails less lifting of bee equipment.
This version of RSFF is about harmless bark cattle, orange dog caterpillars, canna leafrollers, red bay ambrosia beetles and grape flea beetles.
Colorful caterpillar, egg masses that will hatch into armyworms, fighting off chamberbitter, and establishing bermudagrass.
A beekeeper asked about avoiding air bubbles in honey and a another local beekeeper shared his thoughts on preventing this complaint in bottled honey.
Virtual gardening course at no charge, identification of a tree frog, treating white grubs and a caterpillar attacking a cucumber.
LSU AgCenter soybean variety trials.
Beehive Buzz describes the basic information needed for labeling a jar of honey.
The Honey Narrative summarizes apiary production in 2021 and is part of the 2020 LA Ag Summary.
Damaging caterpillars, the tomato hornworm, fall webworm, will firewood infected with a fungus spread to live trees and toxicity of American beautyberry.
A forester saw an unusual insect on one of his landscape trees. So far, there is no conclusive ID so feel free to help find out what this mysterious green bee
A couple of insect infestations. One homeowner wants to eliminate ground moss from her landscape. Phosphorus deficiency in tomato plants
Small grain variety trials are conducted annually by scientists of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Agricultural Experiment Station (LSUAC) to
Applying harvest aids in Louisiana Soybean; desiccant; soybean stages
This version of RSFF looks at the trees of various homeowners including pine trees, crape myrtles, a Chines parasol tree and a palm tree.
More insects in this version of RSS included peach scales, Asian ambrosia beetles and a safe pesticide for honeybees. One gardener complained about blueberries.
In this weeks RSFF, Louisiana homeowners asked about crawley critters like spiders, armyworms and walnut caterpillars.
This week’s RSFF looks at wasp treatments, flower seeds, a wounded tree and identification of an introduced wildflower.
Homeowners/gardeners asked about insects including a two-lined spittlebug, millipedes and leaf cutting ants. Another gardener shared an image of a possibly edib
Gardeners asked questions about plant disease and plant toxicity.
An anonymous Facebook writer disparages honeybees and the Beehive Buzz defends the European honeybee.
This RSFF discusses cicadas, wildflower seeds and millipedes.
Manage in-season potassium deficiency in soybean plants.