(07/01/22) The abelia is a workhorse of a flowering shrub.
(Video 07/01/22) June was extraordinarily hot and dry for much of the Louisiana, causing many farmers to irrigate their fields.
(Video 07/01/22) Hamburgers and hot dogs are common for Fourth of July cookouts, and another traditional menu item is an ice-cold watermelon.
(Video 07/11/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard discusses the benefits of planting the attractive and fragrant evergreen wisteria.
(Video 07/04/22) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard discusses the benefits of growing abelia and provides information about the size and care of this shrub.
(06/28/22) The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center will open its doors Aug. 4 for an Agronomic Crops School.
(06/28/22) For the first time since 2019, nearly 1,000 4-H students, volunteers and agents convened on the LSU campus to participate in 4-H University.
(06/27/22) The LSU AgCenter Rice Verification Program is in its 25th year of interpreting research data from the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station.
(6/25/2022) In 2022, the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Rice Breeding Program has advanced three rice varieties that will soon be commercially available.
(06/24/2022) CROWLEY, La. - Louisiana rice farmers have a few new faces to get to know among the faculty at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station.
(06/24/22) With temperatures in the triple digits all week and no rain, our plants are definitely suffering.
(06/22/22) The Albert E. and Karen W. Kirby Professorship in Agriculture has been established to support LSU AgCenter research.
(Video 06/22/22) June is Healthy Homes Month, and to ensure that your home is less hazardous, homeowners need to take a critical look at their surroundings.
(Video 06/22/22) Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animals on earth. Commonly called roundworms, these tiny animals can cause big problems.
(06/21/2022) Popularity continues to grow for high-protein, low-glycemic index rice developed by LSU AgCenter researchers.
(06/21/22) ST. GABRIEL, La. — The LSU AgCenter will hold its sugarcane field day Wednesday, July 20, at the Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel.
(06/20/22) The LSU AgCenter will hold a field day July 12 to highlight research on best management practices for cotton and grain crops.
(06/17/22) This week’s full moon drew many people out to sit in awe of the bright, beautiful moon. It reminded me of moon gardening.
(06/16/22) NEW ROADS, La. — The Louisiana County Agricultural Agents Association made educational tours an integral part of its 76th annual meeting June 5 to 8.
(6/16/22) The LSU Didactic Program in Dietetics class of 2022 received a 100% match rate to internships for the third consecutive year.
(Video 06/27/22) Groundcover plants can help fill in large spaces with nice texture and color. A good one to grow is sandy leaf fig ivy.
(Video 06/20/22) So you’ve decided to plant cherry tomatoes in hanging containers. There are lots of varieties to choose from.
(Video 06/13/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how Sunpatiens handle direct sunlight well and bloom through the summer.
(Video 06/10/22) On this Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why perennial salvias are the summer 2022 Super Plant.
(06/10/22) Extend your living space outdoors by establishing zones with dedicated purposes in your landscape.
(06/08/22) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association will present a plant health clinic and talks on fairy gardens and terrariums on Thursday, June 30.
The LSU AgCenter is instituting school garden programs across southwestern Louisiana to teach youth where their food comes from and change eating habits.
(06/07/22) The LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation is turning its love of Mike the Tiger into research to benefit the species as a whole.
(06/07/22) The application for Class XVIII of the LSU AgCenter Agricultural Leadership Development Program is now available.
(05/17/22) The St. Helena Farmers Market gives families healthful alternatives as well as community pride in one of Louisiana’s numerous food deserts.
(06/03/22) Impatiens have been the go-to annual bedding plant for decades to provide bright, beautiful flowers in partial to heavily shaded areas.
(06/03/22) As sugarcane acreage expands, farmers and scientists are learning more about how the crop performs outside of its traditional growing area.
(Video 06/02/22) Louisiana wheat farmers are finishing up their harvest with good yields and are being supported by great prices.
(06/02/22) In four decades as an agronomist with the American Sugar Cane League, Windell Jackson had a profound impact on the Louisiana sugarcane industry.
(05/31/22) Hurricane season is once again upon us, and the LSU AgCenter has recommendations to mitigate potential damage.
(05/31/22) With the summer heat setting in, the LSU AgCenter wanted to ensure that visitors to a Bogalusa community center are staying both hydrated and active.
(05/27/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge 4-H Junior Leader Club has proven that doing good work in the community can be done despite the pandemic.
(05/27/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — Today in the United States, people spend close to 90% of their time indoors.
(Video 05/30/22) For years, Mexican milkweed has been a popular plant to attract monarch butterflies. But, native Louisiana milkweed is better.
(05/27/22) Salvias are an excellent addition to warm-season landscapes, with a wide range of colors and sizes available.
(Video 05/23/22) Ornamental sweet potatoes offer beautifully colored foliage that works nicely to fill in spaces in your garden or landscape.
(05/24/22) The LSU AgCenter held a beef and forage field day in Bossier City, bringing producers and researchers together for the latest in industry updates.
(05/23/22) Officials with the LSU and Southern University agricultural centers signed an agreement that aims to foster collaboration on research and teaching.
(05/23/22) You probably already know that Louisiana blueberries are in season, but where to find them has been a bit of a mystery — until now.
(05/23/22) Local AgCenter agents are part of a coalition whose members believe the Covington Community Garden can do more than just provide fresh produce.
(05/20/2022) The LSU College of Agriculture conferred 281 degrees during spring commencement.
(05/20/22) Offering the best of the ornamental and edible worlds, the Treasure Island series of sweet potatoes has brightly colored vines that thrive in summer.
(5/20/22) Staying properly hydrated and doing a few easy things can help you avoid medical issues associated with the heat.
Staying properly hydrated and doing a few easy things can help you avoid medical problems associated with the heat.
(Video 05/20/22) Louisiana cotton planting is nearly complete. The state is expected to nearly double its acreage this year.
(02/10/22) Those interested in keeping their blood sugar levels in check now have a new tool thanks to rice developed at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station.
(05/13/22) An AgCenter entomologist is seeking volunteers for a study about mosquito repellents.
(05/13/22) Leaves of three, let it be; leaves of five, let it thrive.
(05/12/22) Two Louisiana 4-H volunteers recently received accolades from the National 4-H Council for their tireless service to the organization.
(05/12/22) The LSU AgCenter recently received a national honor for its Healthy Communities initiative, which aims to increase food access and physical activity.
(05/10/22) Animal care is probably not one of the first things that comes to mind when you think about the Big Easy.
(05/11/22) LSU AgCenter urban entomologist Karen Sun says right now is when Formosan subterranean termites swarm and spread their colonies.
(05/06/22) The days of spring are nearly gone, but the fun of summer is just getting ready to begin with a number of fun events at Burden Museum & Gardens.
(05/06/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — An invasive, wriggling creature with a head that resembles a hammer has been showing up lately in some south Louisiana lawns.
(05/06/22) If you are looking for a small, flowering shrub that tolerates drought and heat while attracting pollinators, look no further than bluebeard.
(05/05/22) The LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center brought researchers and producers together during its annual beef and forage field day.
(04/21/22) The LSU AgCenter and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are sponsoring a series of webinars to help new and beginning farmers.
(Video 05/05/22) Nearly 1,000 Louisiana 4-H’ers competed in a variety of shooting sports with a chance to be a state champion.
(Video 05/05/22) Louisiana soybean planting is well ahead of last year’s pace and is making good progress.
[Video](5/16/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to care for this beautiful shrub.
[Video](5/9/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why daylilies are such a great choice and how you can help them grow well.
(05/04/22) Four LSU College of Agriculture students are part of the LSU Tiger Twelve Class of 2022.
(05/04/22) People who want to launch a food business and join the LSU AgCenter Food Innovation Institute can get valuable information at a seminar May 27.
CROWLEY, La. — 4-Hers and volunteers teamed up for a sewing club that turned out to be more than just needles and thread.
(05/02/22) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association will present talks on shade plants and perennials on Thursday, May 26, at Carver Branch Library.
(04/29/22) Grain crop producers and seedsmen heard the latest information about the cereal grains industry at the annual wheat and oat field day on April 20.
(04/29/22) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is proud to join the American Public Gardens Association in celebrating Go Public Gardens Days.
(04/29/22) Are you looking for reliable, easy-care color for the landscape this summer? Look for new and improved petunias that tolerate the heat.
(04/27/22) Carol Friedland has been named director of the LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center.