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There are a couple of citrus questions, a plant ID and a question on soil improvement.
Layne Langley, Area Nutrition Agent recently conducted a hypertension program "Break Up with Salt" where participants learned how to manage high blood pressure.
This RSFF looks at identifying a blackgum tree in call color, discusses a yellow jacket, a hairy caterpillar, and several citrus pests.
Feliciana Master Gardeners donate and deliver soil for raised beds at Bains Lower Elementary school gardens in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish.
LSU AgCenter brings nutrition programs to the Family Service Center in St. Francisville.
Beehive Buzz heard from a landowners about honeybees infesting an owl nesting box, and beekeepers remove the bees.
This week’s column includes fall wildflowers, an ailing aloe vera, a late season insect ID, and native black locust wood.
Are you pre-diabetic or have diabetes or maybe a caregiver to someone with diabetes, then you will want to sign up for Dining with Diabetes.
This week RSFF looks at various mushrooms, slime mold and rust fungi in the landscape.
Kerry Heafner tells us the ins and outs of gardening carrots in the fall in this article.
This edition of Beehive Buzz identifies a European pollinator now in Louisiana.
Deformed persimmon, identifying berries, wild plum and fertlizing a lemon tree.
Tips and information on Ringless Honey Mushrooms with Kerry Heafner!
Find out how to make your deciduous yard plants more happy and healthy with Kerry Heafner!
Mosquito control is an important health protection program for some local governments. However, mosquito control poses risks for honeybees.
Several homeowners and gardeners found non-venomous snakes in their gardens and landscapes and asked for ID. Another homeowner sent an image of a flatworm.
Homeowners want to know how to treat spurweed, help with a sick peace lily and identification of a native vine, peppervine.
If you made a New Year’s resolution or a goal to change your eating habits, you may find yourself looking at the Nutrition Facts Label on food packages.
Herbs are a great way to add flavor to foods. You can plant fresh herbs, or pick them up at the grocery store.
Have you ever wondered how long foods will actually last, and what do all of those dates on food packages really mean?
Markaye Russell shows us how to prevent heart disease.
Sweet potatoes are a Louisiana favorite! Read this article to know all things sweet potatoes from Cathy Agan.
Kimberly Butcher gives us some hurricane season tips for emergency food supplies.
Markaye Russell gives us some tips on packing your own lunch.
Save money on your meals with Cathy Agan!
Kimberly Butcher tells us how to stretch our food dollars for our weekly meals.
Here is a blog about a different beehive design, the Slovenian beehive. This style of hive entails less lifting of bee equipment.
This version of RSFF is about harmless bark cattle, orange dog caterpillars, canna leafrollers, red bay ambrosia beetles and grape flea beetles.
Join 4-H volunteers from across Louisiana for fellowship, networking, educational workshops and fun shops. Hear from motivational speakers and leaders of successful programs and learn about new programs.
Colorful caterpillar, egg masses that will hatch into armyworms, fighting off chamberbitter, and establishing bermudagrass.
A beekeeper asked about avoiding air bubbles in honey and a another local beekeeper shared his thoughts on preventing this complaint in bottled honey.
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.