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While we want to encourage outdoor fun we also want to encourage hydration and safety in the heat.
Timely information about forestry and wildlife management for forest landowners.
As we enter into hurricane season, this news article lists helpful LSU AgCenter fact sheets and publications.
Water Safety is a leading cause of child deaths in Louisiana. The article describes some precautions you can take to prevent child drowning.
The LSU AgCenter has a "no cell phone" policy at 4-H summer camp. This article address a few pros and cons of the policy.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe to enjoy on a summer salad is explained in a simple video from the LSU AgCenter.
Forest landowners and other forest stakeholders may find this information helpful with making financial decisions regarding forestry markets.
Recently, there have been numerous reports of leaf spot in cotton.
When assessing whether to replant we need to consider plant stand density, stand uniformity, potential death of surviving plants, and the costs associated.
As Isaac passes through, we can expect that the winds and torrential rains from the storm may cause some or even extensive injury to the cotton crop.
The table includes information on the product, formulation and rate and the days before harvest.
An ultra-low volume (ULV) malathion and a ULV pyrethroid insecticide (tank mixed) may be applied to control plant bugs in cotton only during certain dates.
The two most common leaf spot diseases are Alternaria and Cercospora (see figures). This is not the same Cercospora that infects soybean.
Do not wait for spider mite treatments in cotton if populations are found scattered throughout the field or if mites are moving in from field borders.
Irrigation water with high salt concentrations will become an increasing threat to crop production in coming years.
In Louisiana, the LSU AgCenter confirmed the presence of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in 2010.
Transform, a new insecticide containing the active ingredient sulfoxaflor, has received an emergency use exemption for some parishes in Louisiana.
The use of plant growth regulators (PGRs) remains as much of an art as it is science.
Mite problems are exacerbated by hot, dry weather and applications of broad-spectrum insecticides for early season pests.
Cotton should be scouted for fleahoppers the first three weeks of squaring. Detection can be difficult due to the flighty nature of these insects.
LSU AgCenter research has demonstrated that Radiant, when used with an adjuvant, effectively controlled all species of thrips
Damage by these insects cause stunted growth, delayed plant maturity and plant death under heavy infestations.
Read about Dan's solution for removing this from your yard.
Both the Southern root-knot and reniform nematodes are beginning to show damage to cotton in Louisiana this year.
Cotton aphids can be a persistent problem in Louisiana cotton throughout the growing season.
Tarnished plant bugs have begun to migrate into fields with cotton moving along throughout North Louisiana.
Taproot decline (TRD) of soybean, caused by Xylaria sp., usually is not noticed until pod fill when interveinal chlorosis and necrosis become evident.
Community leaders attended a meeting to identify and address local health and nutrition concerns in Franklinton, LA.
According to a Tufts University Study, 4-H members excel beyond their peers.
The best teams are made up of people who have different abilities, outlooks, and experiences.
This activity encourages children to participate within a group and recognize how much they have in common with each other.
In the professional world being late promotes having a poor reputation. “She’s always late” isn’t a compliment and surely we want to avoid this stereotype.
Is it better to write it down or tell someone?
We know humans need food, safety, belonging, but let’s move beyond these essentials higher on the pyramid of needs where we find ESTEEM.
4-H Livestock programs help youth develop character, showmanship skills, and enhance relationships.
As 4-H agents, we often have youth who commit suicide. When a parish has 100's of teenagers enrolled, it often happens. It's a hopeless feeling.
As educators, encouraging questions from students is a way to gauge student learning, increase student participation, and encourage active learning.
4-H is a perfect place for children to learn how to cope when things don't go their way.
The 4-H program provides a setting for youth to build their self esteem (how they feel about them self).
Current research and other data indicate breastfeeding offers benefits to both infants and parents.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with healthy tips and recommendations including food safety, videos and blog resources.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month with healthy tips and recommendations including food safety, videos, and blogs.
Important facts about vegetables and a great Spaghetti Squash Pasta Primavera recipe.
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.
Learn tips on how to start and continue healthy lifestyle goals.
Try these easy holiday food swaps.
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Gardening and Physical Activity: Quick Fact from Eva.
Join Dr. Shaun Tanger and Dr. Tamara Cushing for a discussion on federal tax issues involving forest landowners on Saturday December 15th from 12 to 4 pm.
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.
LSU AgCenter Agent contributed to a neighborhood, helping the residents to adopt healthy food choices and get them to be more active.
The Bogalusa Mayor’s Wellness Councils Bogalusa Strong healthy communities program wins the National Rural Health Day Community Star Award.
This classic chickpea dip is easy to make and a versatile dish.
Get your kids to eat eggplant by trying this Eggplant Parmesan Sticks recipe.
Eating meals together is good for all family members. The more time spent on home food preparation, the higher the nutritious quality.
The Dairy Alliance has offered a challenge: Raise Your Mitt and Commit to eating at least 1 meals to together each day with your family.
Meals can taste great without the added sugars, salts, fats, and calories.
Outlook for important wood products and the stumpage prices of major timber product classes for the prior three months.
As a professional we want to be counted on and dependable. Having time management strategies will help insure that we are on time every time.
Want to be more successful? Set goals using the SMART goals strategy to set yourself up for greater success.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs relate to youth today now more than ever. In our fast paced world children still need the basic necessities of life to thrive.
Teamwork activity for a first 4-H club meeting for youth to find a hidden message. The message says "Ready to make the best better? Join 4-H Today".
We all have stress, both positive and negative. To be the best spouse, parent, and employee we need to learn ways to manage stress before we are not effective.
Learning occurs through experiences. Youth share, process, generalize, and apply their new knowledge. This is the Experiential Learning Model.
A 4-H agent is expected to lead. Before embarking on the task at hand it's a good idea to find out what kind of leader we are and how to proceed.
Service Learning moves beyond a service project. Planning and implementation can take months or years. Youth learn to be a part of the solution by serving.
Everyone has a place in 4-H. Belonging is one of the Essential Elements and 4-H agents should create a sense of belonging at every opportunity.
4-H agents and parents should try to discover the communication that teens are using. It will keep children safer and parents involved in their world.
Sometimes the best leaders are the people who aren't popular, who don't usually win, and who are committed. Charlie Brown is Charles Schultz best character.
4-H pet shows are a way to include the entire family. Most families already have pets and this is an economical project for children to participate and learn.
Have you ever been around yelling? This article is about strategies you can use in a 4-H setting to gain attention of youth without yelling.
Arthritis affects many Americans and leads to a great amount of pain that is caused by inflammation in the joints.
Gardening is good exercise. Make it a family affair or a community project. The results are lots of good veggies & getting some fresh air & physical activity.