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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
Horticulturalist Kerry Heafner warns us of possible issues that may arise as we go from summer to fall.
In this article, Kerry Heafner informs us on proper tree care during hurricane season.
A couple of insect infestations. One homeowner wants to eliminate ground moss from her landscape. Phosphorus deficiency in tomato plants
Resources and strategies for volunteer managers on recruiting, onboarding, and utilizing volunteers in a virtual world.
It has long been known that volunteer empowerment and shared authority are critical to increasing volunteer involvement.
Ideas and strategies for keeping remote volunteers engaged and your 4-H program moving forward.
Here are several tips from the experts to help you map out your volunteer staffing plan for summer and fall events.
Applying harvest aids in Louisiana Soybean; desiccant; soybean stages
Recognition is an essential component of volunteer retention. When volunteers feel appreciated they will become more engaged in your program.
Read the final report from the 2021 state-wide volunteer development needs assessment.
Kerry Heafner takes us through a list of wonderful plants that would be great for our gardens this time of year!
Area Nutrition Agent, Layne Langley, teaches nutrition programs to youth participating in the West Feliciana Parks & Rec Summer Camp this summer.
This version of RSFF looks at the trees of various homeowners including pine trees, crape myrtles, a Chines parasol tree and a palm tree.
Youth in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, learn how to choose healthy snacks and beverages during this nutrition workshop.
Nitrogen (N) is the most yield limiting nutrient for any row crop including soybean.
Cotton in-season nitrogen (N) status can easily be tracked by different methods.
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.
Carol Pinnell-Alison, Extension Agent in Franklin parish, has assumed row crop Extension responsibilities in Richland Parish.
High School football players guide students in planting cucumber and squash plants and pumpkin seeds.
This week’s RSFF looks at wasp treatments, flower seeds, a wounded tree and identification of an introduced wildflower.
Members of the Healthy Communities Coalition met in Solitude to discuss the parklette projects and decide what projects they want to work on next.
Football players from West Feliciana Parish High School work to prepare two school gardens in preparation for some summer planting.
Homeowners/gardeners asked about insects including a two-lined spittlebug, millipedes and leaf cutting ants. Another gardener shared an image of a possibly edib
Did you know there are more ways than meat to intake protein? Let Cathy Agan show you the way and keep reading!
Kimberly Butcher guides us in all things nutrition concerning tomatoes in this article.
Your risk for Type 2 Diabetes increases as you get older. Check out this article to find out some tips that can help you prevent this disease!
This article provides tips and advice for managing stress in your every day life from extension agent Joy Sims.
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.
Timely information about forestry and wildlife management for forest landowners.
Manage in-season potassium deficiency in soybean plants.
Timely information about forestry and wildlife management for forest landowners.
Layne Langley, Area Nutrition Agent provides an overview of a two-part nutrition series she conducted titled "Setting the Table for Healthy Eating".
One gardener has a couple of concerns regarding her blueberries; another asked for a name of a wildflower and another has questions about an Asian pest.
Let's Eat for the Health of It is a curriculum for adults and is based on the latest scientific research about food and physical activity.
Slow Louisiana soybean planting progress. Some areas have been replanted due to flooding and slug damage.
In Louisiana, soybean planting practices vary across the state, due in large part to varying environments and cropping systems.
Reports from the field indicate redbanded stink bug (RBSB) numbers are beginning to build in soybeans at the R5 development stage and beyond.
The use of harvest aids in Louisiana soybeans is a common practice, with timely applications improving seed quality and harvest efficiency while potentially ...
Ryegrass infestations were very prominent this year in many fields in Northeast Louisiana.
Wheat and Corn Pathology Update (4/15/2016)
West Feliciana Area Nutrition Agent, Layne Langley, recently conducted an online nutrition series "Let's Eat for the Health of It". Topics included: physical a
In the past week, I have looked at a few central Louisiana cotton fields that appeared to have severe thrips injury, yet no adult or immature thrips were prese
Dr. Rasel Parvej discusses fertilizer recommendations for phosphorus-deficiency, potassium-deficiency, and much, much more!
How long has it been since you've incorporated eggplant in your diet? In this article, Cathy Agan gives us the facts on eggplant!
Check out this article to learn more about the benefits available that will allow you to afford fresh, ripe produce!
In this article, readers can explore the application of phosphorus and potassium fertilizers in both the spring and the fall.
Many producers are having to replant corn due to poor stands. There are three main ways to remove a failed corn stand.
Master Gardener classes will be starting in late in April, 2021. One gardener complained about aphids on hibiscus, and others were complaining about different
Rules regarding the use of ULV malathion and application intervals outlined by the LDAF.
With the abnormally warm winter and spring, cotton planting in Louisiana has gotten off to an early start. In Louisiana, and across most of cotton states, thrip
We are excited to announce to the citizens of West Feliciana that there are two new parklettes for the people of West Feliciana.
Cecilia Stevens walks us through ways to participate in local Farmers' Markets!
Don't have time to exercise? Maybe you can combine physical activity with your gardening time!
Check out these New Years suggestions provided by Ms. Cathy Agan!
This article has tips for eating habits for senior citizens.
Kimberly Butcher gives us some inspiration and advice to get active!
How often do you consider your mental health? Check out this article for guidance from Ms. Cynthia Stephens!
How do you read the nutrition facts label? Ms. Cathy Agan shares her tips!
In this article, Ms. Cynthia Stevens walks you through a tutorial for your own garden box for greens. This process is both healthy and inexpensive!
Advisory Leadership Council members met to discuss the Family & Consumer Sciences Program in West Feliciana.
Check out this great information about farmers' markets in Northeast Louisiana!
In this article, starter fertilizer in corn production is discussed at length.
In this article, corn nitrogen management is discussed in regards to soil health for crops.
RSFF looks at phosphorus and sulfur as plant nutrients, how to treat mole crickets, stinkhorn mushroom, and a short narrative about fruits tree.
RSFF has topics that overlap to some degree. There issues with both fertilizer and insects in the lawn. There is also too much phosphorus in garden.
RSFF discusses a few challenges when gardeners grow organically, like herbicide contamination and toxic phosphorus.
A gardener inquiring about our Louisiana irises, a homeowner asked about a mosquito treatment, and what are the risks and benefits of “opium” lettuce.
Consuming more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains, lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy way to lose or maintain weight.
A local nurseryman brought in citrus leaves with cupping and this blog discusses some possible causes.
The version of Beehive Buzz talks about queen replacement due to poor honey production.
Common winter weed, Florida betony, and scale insects and leaf-footed bugs, and Mediterranean geckos.
This week's version of RSFF identifies an ornamental magnolia tree, a native stinkhorm mushroom, and discusses control of dollarweed and Indian mock strawberry.
This edition RSFF celebrates Ground Hog’s Day, identifies an exotic fruit, prunes a certain variety of rose and then answers some questions about earthworms.
Consumers are the largest food wasters. The average American family of four throws out $1600 a year in produce.