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Traditional meal times have changed to eating snacks or smaller meals throughout the day. Learn how to schedule healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
With the month of July currently upon us, we begin to see how different two years can be. Last year many were greasing up the combines and some very early corn
Recent severe weather in Louisiana has resulted in a number of reports of corn lodging throughout the state.
Rainfall has been more than plentiful so far this corn growing season meeting water demands but important yield determining factors begin before tasseling.
With the unusually wet, cold weather Louisiana has been experiencing this spring , soil borne insect issues are becoming increasingly evident.
Numerous acres of corn in Louisiana were damaged by frost this past weekend and a majority of that corn ranges V3 to V5 (3 to 5 visible collars).
Over the past three nights Dr. David Kerns has collected 2000+ sugarcane beetles in a black trap on the Macon Ridge Research Station.
With many parts of Louisiana experiencing significant rainfall events in the past week and corn planting in full swing, some insecticide seed treatments may ha
With the corn growing season rapidly approaching, many producers are faced with the task of deciphering what refuge their chosen variety or varieties require.
Corn yields in Richland Parish continue to be good. With 40-50% of the corn harvested, we are averaging 10-15 bushels per acred higher than last year.
Corn harvest began in mid-July in Richland Parish and early yields are good.
What is the best way to identify crops suffering from salt injury?
We have all seen or heard about the tremendous troubles glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth is causing producers in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee,
With the lack of rainfall in much of Louisiana, Dr. David Kerns and I have been receiving more calls regarding chinch bugs in late corn and grain sorghum.
This week, Dr. David Kerns and I scouted corn fields at V1 in Evangeline Parish for cutworm damage
Reports of true armyworms and chinch bugs in corn.
everal producers and consultants have contacted me this spring with photographs and reports of yellow-striped corn in the two to three leaf stage.
If N is topdressed with a fertilizer containing urea losses may occur due to volatization, which depends to a large extent on climatic and soil factors.
Nitrogen (N) fertilization is a critical cultural practice required for producing maximum corn yield.
Selecting corn seed treatments can be a challenging and expensive undertaking faced by many producers across Louisiana.
Historically, many corn producers in Louisiana desire to plant corn in February. LSU AgCenter weed scientists and entomologists suggest burndown applications oc
This video explains how to make Favorite Bean Soup, using dried beans that are economical, healthy and delicious.. Come on, let's build a healthy meal together!
Bullying,Cyberbullying, and First Lady Melania Trump.
Volunteers are critical for the enhancement of 4-H programs. With volunteers, agents are able to reach more youth and provide quality experiences.
Outlook for important wood products and stumpage prices of major timber product classes for the months April – June.
Health benefits of blueberries along with a tasty blueberry muffin recipe.
Nutrition information that highlights Dairy and June is Dairy month with this video.
Learn about the health benefits of watermelon, including the essential vitamins and nutrients it contains. Bonus: Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe.
(07/02/19) The LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed program and the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans cancer survivorship program provide nutrition information.
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!