(08/07/20) The harvest for the 2020 rice crop in south Louisiana is nearing the halfway point, and the result is a big improvement over previous years.
(08/07/20) Abbeville residents can now visit a painted obstacle course at the Vermilion Parish Library.
(08/06/20) Four icons of agriculture were inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction during a ceremony Aug. 6.
(08/06/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter has been awarded a total of $50,000 a year for three years from Nutrien, a Canadian fertilizer company.
(08/05/20) The LSU AgCenter consumer horticulture specialist is asking Louisiana gardeners to participate in a 10-minute online survey about gardening.
(08/03/20) It started as a way to address the telephone calls and emails that had increased to hundreds a day as people stayed home as a result of the pandemic.
(07/28/20) Presentations for the virtual northeast Louisiana row rice field day were released July 27, providing farmers with the latest AgCenter information.
(Video 08/03/20) Louisiana’s rice harvest has started early this year, and yields are some of the best in the last five years.
(Video 08/03/20) There’s some good news for Louisiana sugarcane farmers. A new variety called Ho 13-739 will be available on a limited basis for planting.
(07/31/20) Thanks to plants and the sun, we as humans can eat, breathe and live. Ultimately, our survival depends on them.
[Video](8/3/20) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains on this edition of Get It Growing, it’s a good time to plan your fall landscape
[Video] (8/10/20) Here are some steps she recommends to minimize impacts of fig leaf rust.
(07/30/20) In the fight against viruses that have devastated honeybee colonies in recent years, an LSU AgCenter researcher is eyeing a potential solution.
(07/27/20) The LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities research team is conducting a community survey to learn about nutrition and physical activity in rural areas.
(07/24/20) HAMMOND, La. — The current pandemic is causing the LSU AgCenter to develop new ways to get horticulture information to those who need it.
(07/24/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s first industrial hemp crop is getting hammered by a fungal disease called southern blight.
(07/24/20) Summertime is the best time to just sit back and enjoy your garden. And while you’re at it, you can start thinking about fall gardening.
(07/22/20) NEW ORLEANS — Winning any award is big news. But winning an award for “doing good” is considered one of the ultimate forms of development.
(07/22/20) Louisiana sugarcane growers received an exemption to use an insecticide to combat severe aphid infestations.
(07/20/20) The first virtual LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center field tour included 17 presentations loaded with information.
[Video](7/27/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard points out some nutrient sources you can serve your plants.
[Video] (7/20/20) Recently, the days have been scorchers — both for us and our plants. July is smart irrigation month.
(07/16/20) It can be hard to find a Southerner who doesn’t like a mouth-watering, sweet, juicy watermelon.
(07/16/20) ST. GABRIEL, La. — The current pandemic is causing many changes in the way the LSU AgCenter conducts business.
(07/17/20) Does your lantana have yellowed leaves or brown spots? Is it pale and sickly looking with no flowers? The likely culprit is lace bugs.
(07/16/20) The LSU AgCenter is using technology to transform the way it offers nutrition classes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
(07/10/20) As a homeowner, you can make water-wise landscaping decisions.
(07/09/20) In lieu of its traditional summer field day, the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will be avirtual horticulture event online starting July 24.
(07/09/20) The St. Helena Farmers Market has announced it will match SNAP spending on fresh fruits and vegetables.
(07/08/20) Many insects, such as ants, bees, wasps and termites, live in cooperative groups with one or a few reproductives and many workers.
[Video](7/13/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains there are some ways you can stop these destructive insects.
[Video](7/6/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains some of the simple materials you’ll need to get your pumpkins growing.
(Video 07/05/20) Heirloom tomatoes may be making a comeback. Interest from consumers and New Orleans chefs have growers experimenting with these varieties.
(07/02/20) BATON ROUGE, La.—The LSU AgCenter, in collaboration with the Acadiana Food Alliance, Market Umbrella and Sprout-Nola, will kick off a free training.
(07/03/20) July can be a tough month in Louisiana due to heat, high humidity, and increased disease and insect pressure.
(07/01/20) Food4All, a new resource from the LSU AgCenter, could help ease the burden on Louisiana growers and producers by providing an online sales platform.
(07/01/20) When New Orleans restauranteur Dickie Brennan was ready to find tomato varieties for his restaurants, he called on the LSU AgCenter.
(07/01/20) Scientists at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station detailed their work in an online field day presentation on July 1.
(06/30/20) The LSU AgCenter SNAP Education program recently worked with the City of Bogalusa to install health and walking trail signs in Bogalusa.
(06/29/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Two north Louisiana 4-H’ers have been named Student of the Year in this year’s competition.
(06/29/20) With elections held online, contests from the comfort of homes and nightly assemblies supported by broadband, 4-H University was different this year.
(06/26/20) Growing plants in containers can be very convenient. For one thing, it makes your plants portable.
(06/22/20) During a “normal” year, more than 1,500 4-H’ers from around the state would be invading the LSU campus this week to compete, learn and have fun.
[Video](6/29/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how you can extract seeds from your vegetables to plant your next crops.
[Video](7/6/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard demonstrates how to easily propagate plants from cuttings.
[Video](6/25/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why this elegant, tall-stemmed plant is a good choice for your landscape.
(06/19/20) During this time when folks are still cautiously quarantining, you can create a tranquil oasis of your own.
[Video](6/15/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to some beautiful plants that attract pollinators like butterflies and bees.
(06/16/20) PAULINA, La. — The annual tomato field day had to be canceled this year, but the research continued.
(06/12/20) This year’s rice crop is progressing well, and the recent Tropical Storm Cristobal had little effect.
(06/12/20) When the school garden at J.S. Aucoin Elementary produced an abundance of cucumbers, is was a perfect opportunity to give back to the community.
(06/12/20) June 22 through 28 is National Pollinator Week, and the focus is “Pollinators, Plants, People, Planet,” according to www.pollinator.org.
(Video 06/10/20) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers are putting the finishing touches on planting this year’s crop, and planting has gone relatively smoothly.
(Video 06/10/20) Fire plays an important ecological role in managing forest land. A burn certification course was taught to better understand the use of fire.
(06/10/20) A resilient home is one that can be quickly restored at minimal expense to a safe, healthy and comfortable home after a natural disaster.
(06/10/20) The 2020 field day at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station will be a statewide event held online only because of COVID-19.
(06/09/20) The 2020 Dean Lee Research and Extension Center virtual field tour will be on the internet starting at 8:30 a.m. on July 20.
[Video](6/8/20) AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains other reasons why this exciting plant is now a member of the Louisiana Super Plant program
(06/08/20) BATON ROUGE, La - For the first time in its 90-year history, the election took place virtually via the Louisiana FFA website.
[Video](5/31/20) Heather Kirk-Ballard describes how you can plant a variety of textured plants together to strengthen the aesthetic impact of your landscape.
(06/05/20) I’ve been getting a great deal of questions about tomatoes lately. ‘Tis the season.
(06/03/20) Rice plants are recovering from a hailstorm last week, but yield losses are expected in some fields.
(06/02/20) With an active season predicted, it is never too early to prepare your pantry for what a storm might bring.
(06/01/20) Louisiana’s cotton farmers have nearly completed this year’s planting, and the crop size has shrunk when compared to earlier estimates.
(05/29/20) Growing vegetables from your own seeds is probably one of the most fulfilling achievements of vegetable gardening.
(05/27/20) With extra time at home, many people have begun raising chickens for the first time, while others are considering this rapidly burgeoning hobby.
(05/28/20) With crawfish season winding down, an LSU AgCenter crawfish specialist has written guidelines for stocking new ponds.