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Inoculating Soybean with Bradyrhizobium japonicum for Nitrogen Fixation.
Questions about honeybees, bumble bees, sweat bees, carpenter bees, and digger bees.
Planting pecans can be an excellent long-term, fruitful investment for your property.
RSFF looks at different aspects of our lawn and gardens. Puffball fungi is a topic as well as blackberry varieties. The common lawn burweed and its treatments.
A gardener asked about a foraging honeybee, and another asked how to help native bees. A homeowner asked how to control fire ants near a pond.
RSFF looks at how to identify landscape trees, home tea production with hibiscus, and a gardener finds a community of native ground-nesting bees.
RSFF looks at new temperature zone map. A gardener's tree suffered from deer damage. There is a discussion about firewood regulations.
This version of RSFF could be titled "fruit and bugs' because it identifies a bee and a wasp. There are narratives about olives and satsumas.
RSFF addresses issues to pruning roses, planting acorns, growing cool season flowers, and treating an ailing blackberry plant.
A homeowner found a turtle, a weed was identified with control advice, tree planting advice and a vegetable seedling suffered from sunscald.
A beekeeper asked about testing honey for pesticides, and the Beehive Buzz describes how to check for pesticides in honey.
There are a couple of narratives about native insects and recommendations for planting a fig tree. A gardener also asked about how to sell her herbal products.
2023 LSU AgCenter soybean variety trials and on-farm demonstrations.
A new hive pest was discovered in a southeastern state, and this blog discusses the yellow legged hornet and its possible impact to beekeeping.
RSFF suspects a tomato plant has herbicide damage. There is an item about surviving a wildfire and more about a droughty hydrangea and a azalea.
A beekeeper wanted information to start a beekeeping business and asked for information. This blog provides information on obtaining a state business license.
Utilizing soybean as a forage.
Small grain variety trials are conducted annually by scientists of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Agricultural Experiment Station.
BHB looks at how the drought of 2023 is affecting beekeeping.
RSFF discusses an infested holiday cactus, a stressed camellia shrub, A wood boring insect, a native lizard and cucumber beetles.
The Louisiana soybean crop is experiencing extreme heat and drought stress. David Moseley. LSU AgCenter. Irrigated and dryland soybean.
This weeks RSFF discusses some nasty insects like a venomous spider, bedbugs and more. Also, there is a predatory plant with red berries. Are they toxic?
This RSFF has some good news and some bad news. The good news a satsuma tree is making comeback. The bad news is that some vegetables are failing due to heat.
This BHB looks at two different questions about selling honey and about using systemic pesticides.
This week’s RSFF identifies a native fruit and a hawk, deer damage to roses and how to deal with them and a homeowner wants to eliminate an evergreen shrub.
Some topics include defective blackberries, using lake water for lawn irrigations, okra insect pests, and native fruit ID.
Louisiana July 2023 soybean production update.
Beehive Buzz looks at a special nectar plant, manuka, as nectar source for medicinal honey.
RSSF looks at walnut caterpillars, unwanted honeybees, rabbit damage, lawn weeds, and nutrient deficiency.
This blog looks at quince rust, a harmless snake, wild petunia, leaf smut and an orange insect.
A beekeeper asked about summer blooming plants for honeybees. This blog lists native plants with summer flowers.
RSFF presents some caterpillars with "eyes", a damaged cucumber, a black rat snake and a vinca bloom with a possible infection.
RSFF looks at both bacterial and fungal infections on a blanket flower, squash plants, and an azalea.
A honey consumer asked a safety question about a certain type of honey and botulism.
A beekeeper asked about the safety of using a popular herbicide near honeybee hives.
Sample for nematodes in soybean fields; irregular patches of poor growth.
RSFF looks at a tomato fruitworm, a green sweat bee, a carpenter bee and a juvenile assassin bug.
RSFF looks at insect, both harmful and beneficial, including a couple of native bees.
RSFF shares information about a native bee and about insect trapping. A gardener has an infected tomato.
This edition of Beehive Buzz shares information about insurance for beekeepers.
Iron deficiency chlorosis in soybean at the Dean Lee Research Station located in Alexandria, Louisiana.
RSFF shares a couple of images of a yellow butterfly. An extension agent asks about an invasive plant. A gardener asks thoughtful question about fertilizer.
This version of Beehive Buzz shares information for both homeowners and beekeepers regarding the humane removal of honeybees from home and other structures.
Here is an overdue edition of RSFF for your garden and landscape enthusiasts. There are plenty of plant IDs and some information on Louisiana medicinal plants.
Louisiana soybean early season planting update; freeze damage on soybean seedlings
This publication presents estimates of projected costs and returns for sweet potato production in Louisiana for the 2023 crop year.
RSFF looks at a longleaf beetle, at a carrion beetle and at honeybees feeding on honeydew.
Soybean early season management webinars.
The LSU AgCenter continues to examine the effect of soybean planting date on growth and development.
RSFF looks at the fungus among us including iris leaf spots, swamp lily fungus, stinkhorn fungus and oyster mushroom.
RSFF looks at feeding honeybees with sugar syrup. treating aphids with soapy water, and treating unwanted bagworms.
Gardeners need help with a composter, patience after a freeze, planting zone information, and a beetle infestation.
A Louisiana gardener has both chickens and honeybees.
Harmless lizard, Oak tree roots damaging the side walk, and Celeste fig with a fungal-infected, beetle-infested wood.
RSFF looks a fungal leafspot disease, hackberry ID, yellow jacket ID, a turnip disorder and making a garden unfriendly to cats.
Soybean variety trials are conducted annually by scientists of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.
RSFF identifies a native moth and a native shrub. Also, a gardener has sooty mold and leaf damage on her citrus.
RSFF looks at a lawn weed, a perennial garden weed, and a popular caterpillar.
RSFF looks at planting trees, excluding cats from a garden, and avoiding soils with excessive salt.
This blog summarizes a few events in the Central Region with respect to Master Gardeners.
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.