|Disease & Pest Management|
|Soil & Fertility|
Boxwood crown and root rot is caused by Phytophthora spp., a funguslike microorganism commonly known as water mold.
Lawns and Other Turf Areas Chemical Weed Control.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
The plant water requirement cannot always be satisfied by natural rainfall. Follow the model "right time, right place, right amount."
A pre-emergence herbicide application can save you time, money and effort by killing the weed shortly after the seeds germinate.
Where you see mushrooms growing relates to the amount of organic matter available to the fungi and where, by chance, spores land and grow.
Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) the number one weed problem in Southern turfgrass.
Don't wait until you see stickers in your yard to start doing anything about it. Now is the time to treat them before they start coming up.
The eastern lubber grasshopper is locally common in swamps, open woodlands, weedy fields, and ditches in the southeastern United States.
(04/06/18) Fertilizing lawns in most of Louisiana is best done in early to mid-April.
2018 calendar of continuing education events for Louisiana State licensed arborists and International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists.
October could be argued as the most critical month for lawn maintenance.
Louisianians take pride in the appearance of their landscapes, and weeds detract from this beauty. Along with being aesthetically displeasing, weeds in flower
Symptoms/Signs: Initial symptoms on leaves are noticeable by narrow, dark brown leaf spots.
Definition of Brown Patch disease and control measures in Louisiana Lawns.
Diagnosis of plant leaves turning yellow
Imported fire ants inflict painful stings and create unsightly mounds in our landscapes, and most of us would be happier if they weren’t around.
Virginia buttonweed is widely considered the most invasive weed infesting turfgrass in the South.
A lawn can be as functional as it is beautiful if planned properly. Recommended varieties, degree of shade, planting and establishment and other site considerations are included. (PDF Format Only)
Centipede grass is a popular lawn grass in Louisiana. This publcation covers factors that contribute to centipede decline: improper plant nutrition, cultural practices, and soil and water conditions. (PDF Format Only)
We often see lawns with mushrooms or doughnut rings of dying or dark green grass. These are referred to as "fairy rings." This publication includes information on how to control fairy rings in your lawn. (PDF Format Only)
Although the earth’s crust is about 5% iron (Fe), we still see iron deficiency in plants. This publication includes tips on how to care for your turfgrass. (PDF Format Only)
In mid-April it’s time to do two things – pay taxes and fertilize your lawn. If you’ve already taken care of the taxes, now you should decide whether or not to fertilize your lawn.
From Saturday night in Tiger Stadium to golf courses, lawns, cemeteries, sod farms, airports, roadsides and parks, turfgrasses provide environmental, economic, recreational, employment, health, safety and aesthetic benefits to Louisiana.
It takes some knowledge and research to select turfgrass species and varieties that are adapted to your site and that will perform well under their intended use and time of planting.
Layering of very different soil types creates root problems. If you can, always avoid sodding a sand-based root-zone area with native-soil-based sod.
Fertilizers come in different strengths and blends, with the three numbers on the bags showing the percentage by weight of the three major nutrients. Understanding the numbers on a bag of fertilizer helps you apply the right amount and ratio your yard or garden needs.
Our warm-season grasses don’t like low temperatures. Some may show off colors because of chilling injury. Don't confuse this with disease and don't make it worse.
Soil salts affect turf mostly by withholding moisture from plant tissues. They may also compete for uptake of nutrient ions. Try these suggestions to manage a soil salinity situation.