From diseases and insect pests to weeds and soil quality, a variety of factors can hinder agricultural productivity.
Eva Davis teaches school and community groups about healthy eating, food safety, exercise and other topics through EFNEP.
Don La Bonte has bred lots of sweet potato varieties in his three-decade career with the LSU AgCenter, including several big hits with the industry.
The LSU AgCenter food safety program is part of 2019 National Excellence in Multistate Research Award.
When temperatures dip below freezing gardeners and homeowners may need to protect their plants and their heating bill.
(10/22/19) Even tiny amounts of lead can irreversibly damage a young child’s developing brain and other vital organs.
4-H has inspired Annabella Perk to seek a career in the culinary arts.
(09/30/19) Poultry producers heard about methods of disposing of chicken carcasses during the Hill Farm Research Station poultry field day.
(09/20/19) Sixteen students from Calcasieu, Cameron and Beauregard parishes competed in the 2019 Cal-Cam Rice Growers Association Rice Cookoff.
(09/20/19) Olive trees (Olea europaea) are some of the oldest trees cultivated by humans, having been grown as early as 2500 B.C. in Crete.
(09/10/19) The LSU AgCenter will host five crawfish meetings in south Louisiana to help producers get ready for the upcoming season.
LSU AgCenter Farm to School and Louisiana MarketMaker visit Black Gold Farm to connect sweet potato growers to buyers.
LSU AgCenter scientists and agents presented research at the Sweet Potato Field Day on Aug. 22 at Black Gold Farms in Delhi.
(08/12/19) People interested in starting food businesses and joining the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator can get information at a seminar Sept. 20.
(07/26/19) Sugarcane growers heard from several experts on growing the crop during LSU AgCenter field days in St. Martinville and Jeanerette.
(07/19/19) The importance of connecting young people to agriculture was a theme at the 2019 Morehouse Farm Field Day.
LSU AgCenter scientist presented their research at the Sugar Research Station field day held July 17, 2019.
(07/18/19) CROWLEY, La. — Hurricane Barry had a minimal effect on Louisiana croplands, but its aftermath left a narrow strip of flooding rain.
(04/25/2019) Cattle producers can expect prices to remain the same or be slightly higher than last year.
The LSU AgCenter received confirmation GB Sciences Louisiana is deemed suitable for full-scale medical cannabis operations
(11/30/18) Louisiana flowers, vegetables and gardens take center stage in the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
(04/13/18) Homeowners can discover proven ways to keep their homes cool, dry and free of destructive termites at the spring Saturday open house April 21.
(04/13/18) The 4-H Commodity Ambassador Program, held April 11 at the State Evacuation Shelter near Alexandria, drew over 75 youth.
(04/06/18) Recent stretches of dry weather have allowed Louisiana rice farmers to get in the field and plant their 2018 crop on schedule.
LSU AgCenter researchers will host a webinar on Roseau cane die-offs on Friday April 6 at 10 a.m.
(03/02/18) The director of the Louisiana Forestry Association said a new lumber mill near Urania in LaSalle Parish will require 1 million tons of timber.
(02/26/18) Female farmers, ranchers and women in all fields of the agriculture industry gathered for the Louisiana Women in Agriculture conference.
(02/20/18) Current soil health initiatives involve more intensive management and reflect environmentally suitable systems.
(01/19/18) The recent cold snap is causing strawberry growers to go into babysitting-mode, using cloth covers to save their early crop.
(01/19/18) A workshop focusing on tax rules and issues relative to forest landowners is set for Feb. 9.
(01/18/18) Wenqing Xu, LSU AgCenter food safety specialist, said following food safety practices can help to ensure you have an enjoyable carnival season.
(01/17/18) Recent unusually cold weather across Louisiana is likely to result in higher utility bills.
(01/12/18) Ten people who have completed Louisiana Master Farmer Program training were recognized Jan. 11.
Photos taken on Dec. 8 of snow near Lecompte.
(11/21/17) Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour.
(11/20/17) The cost of Thanksgiving dinner in Louisiana will stay below the national average again this year.
(11/20/17) Louisiana gardeners in need of motivation to get in the dirt and “get it growing” only need to look to their calendars.
(10/25/17) An outbreak of foodborne illness in Caldwell Parish highlights the importance of safe food handling.
(09/21/17) Fast-paced workshops, idea sharing and awards recognition brought 4-H volunteers across the state together.
(09/18/17) The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana to produce medical cannabis.
(09/08/07) From babies to boomers, the West Carroll Parish community is embracing healthy living through active lifestyles and healthful eating.
(08/30/17) A flood-damaged home requires special attention as soon as possible to avoid further damage and health hazards.
(08/30/17) Ray McClain, LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, said deep floods should not be allowed to remain on crawfish ponds.
(07/03/17) LaSalle Parish families who participated in a recent day camp program found the perfect recipe for summer fun.
(07/03/17) LSU AgCenter scientists will showcase their 2017 sweet potato research demonstration plots at a field day on Aug. 17 in Bastrop.
Weather was a recurring theme at the Northeast Research Station Pest Management and Crop Production Field Day held June 20
(05/12/17) Five LSU College of Agriculture students received University Medals during the college’s commencement ceremony.
(04/17/17) Before new food products make it to market, they often go through consumer testing.
(04/21/17) Discover proven ways to keep your home cool, dry and free of destructive termites at the spring Saturday open house.
(04/19/17) Caroline Whisonant has looked forward to attending the 4-H Co-op Youth Leadership Conference all year.
(04/19/17) An LSU AgCenter entomologist is studying a small insect that has damaged vegetation key to the survival of Louisiana coastal marsh.
Photos from the 82nd LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
If your goal for 2017 is to eat better and lose weight by eating a gluten-free diet, then you may want to read on.
(12/22/16) If you are looking to get healthier in the New Year, you can find plenty of ways to go about it.
(Video 10/12/16) Louisiana 4-H Club members were among 4-H students across the country who took part in Drone Discovery.
(Video 10/10/16) Dan Gill explains how to select mums that can provide nice color for your fall landscape.
(Video 10/03/16) It may officially be fall, but warm temperatures don’t always reflect the season.
(Video 09/14/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why all roses are not the same.
(Video 09/07/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how new crossandra varieties bring months of colorful flowers to the outdoors as well.
(Video 09/14/16) Louisiana farmers are now harvesting sweet potatoes.
(Video 09/14/16) Controlling mosquitoes to protect the public’s health can place other insects such as bees at risk if not done correctly.
(Audio 07/15/2016) No matter how well you weed your garden, you are always going to need to weed it again.
(Audio 07/14/16) Despite the intense heat of Louisiana summers, there are plenty of heat-tolerant plants that can be added to your garden this season.
(Audio 07/13/16) Caladiums are an extremely popular bedding plant here in Louisiana.
(Audio 07/12/16) Too much shade in your landscape may be preventing grass from growing in certain areas.
(Audio 07/11/16) Leaf miners are insects that can cause damage to a wide variety of plants such as flowers, vegetables plants, and fruit trees.
(Audio 04/11/16) Learn how to control insect and pest problems in the spring.
(Audio 05/02/16) If you're worried about weeds in your lawn, now is the time to apply weed killers before temperatures get too high.
(Audio 05/02/16) Tomatoes, an extremely popular plant in home vegetable gardens, are susceptible to diseases that affect both their foliage and their fruit.
(Audio 05/02/16) If you're thinking about planting a new lawn this season, you might want to consider using solid sod.
(Audio 05/02/16) If you want to add roses to your garden, it's still not too late.
(Audio 05/02/16) Now is the time to start thinking about planting heat-tolerant vegetables in your garden.
(Audio 04/15/16) Learn about applying mulch to freshly planted beds.
(Audio 04/14/16) Listen for information on how to move indoor plants outdoor for exposure and rejuvenation.
(Audio 04/13/16) Learn how to accurately attended to your container plants.
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