(10/19/20) October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. The LSU AgCenter offers these tips for people interested in active forms of walking and biking.
(10/16/20) New fitness signs have been installed along the trail at Fifth Ward Park located between Montpelier and Amite, Louisiana.
(10/16/20) There’s a great deal of work to be done after a storm.
(Video 10/16/20) Growing rice in rows similar to how corn or soybean are grown is becoming a more common practice in northeast Louisiana.
(Video 10/16/20) While they may be small in terms of acreage, Louisiana peanut farms can produce yields that rival any state.
(Video 10/16/20) Tropical systems, especially Hurricane Laura, had a significant impact on Louisiana pecan trees.
[Video](10/12/20) LSU AgCenter turf specialist Ron Strahan explains what you can do to fight one of the most prolific weeds of all—nutsedge.
[Video](10/19/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains on this edition of Get It Growing, you can grow olive trees right here in Louisiana.
Hurricane Delta cut a similar path through Louisiana as Hurricane Laura, with many crops still in the field affected by the second major storm to hit the state.
(10/12/20) Through the formation of the FOCUS Healthy Community Coalition, local partners have been working to address the needs identified by residents.
(10/09/20) Insects, including bees, butterflies, caterpillars and moths, are in full force this fall.
(10/08/20) Chad Hanks started harvesting his sugarcane crop on Sept. 29, a week behind schedule.
(10/06/20) Nearly 9,500 square feet of compacted sand is ready for construction to serve as the Center for Louisiana Citrus Innovation and Research at Docville.
(01/02/20) One thing you should be harvesting this time of year is your caladium bulbs for planting again next year.
(10/01/20) A. Wilbert’s Sons, LLC, will continue to sponsor undergraduate research internships for LSU students in the agriculture and natural resources.
(10/01/20) The process of rebuilding and repairing storm-damaged facilities at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center is underway.
(10/01/20) A long-standing fall fundraising activity by the Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is taking on a different look.
(09/29/20) Homes can and do withstand strong hurricanes if they are designed and reinforced for the wind hazard speed of the area.
(09/29/20) The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Farm to School Program has launched Seeds to Success, a project offering free educational resources.
[Video](10/5/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard suggests some great pink plants that can also help you make a statement.
[Video](9/28/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to know if your lawn is being damaged by sod webworms and what to do to stop them
(09/25/20) DERIDDER, La. — Although Hurricane Laura damage estimates continue to mount, some beekeepers in southwest Louisiana are feeling lucky.
(09/24/20) Some students have struggled to find projects to be involved with during the COVID-19 pandemic, that is not the case for some New Orleans 4-Hers.
(09/25/20) There are so many things we can do in the garden this time of year. Fall is a great time to work in the landscape.
(09/23/20) After a temporary closure during the pandemic, the LaHouse Resource Center is now open by appointment.
(09/21/20) Burden Museum & Gardens in Baton Rouge is a great place to spend some time outdoors during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
(09/21/20) Avoyelles Parish 4-H Club members and volunteers worked to help people affected by Hurricane Laura.
(09/21/20) Nick Villaume’s Boombox Popsicles and Ice Cream is now temporarily working out of the AgCenter creamery on the LSU campus.
(09/18/20) LSU AgCenter offices across the state are getting call after call as lawn after lawn is experiencing devastating loss of turfgrass.
(09/17/20) The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station has put its 2020 field day video presentations online.
(09/16/20) The St. Helena Farmers Market has officially moved to a new location.
(09/16/20) The LSU AgCenter Northeast Region will post a virtual field day video series on Sept. 17 to provide the latest information on beef cattle and forage.
(09/15/20) Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry.
(09/14/20) Livestock owners affected by Hurricane Laura can request help with rebuilding by applying for assistance through the LSU AgCenter.
The Louisiana soybean harvest is in full swing statewide. Early reports indicate decent yields, and the crop was not heavily damaged by Hurricane Laura.
But 4-H agents in Louisiana are working hard to make sure it is a worthwhile experience. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has this report.
[Video](9/21/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains the signs of this insect’s damage and some things you can do about it.
[Video](9/14/20) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard talks about the latest Super Plant edition
(09/14/20) Louisiana 4-H members and LSU AgCenter agents have been offering hope, help and supplies to communities recovering from Hurricane Laura.
(09/11/20) In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the cleanup is in high gear, but working smart is the name of this game.
(09/11/20) Why not honor breast cancer patients and survivors by going pink in your flower beds and getting a head start this month?
(09/09/20) The LSU AgCenter will present the Corn Maze at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden in Baton Rouge on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
(09/09/20) HAMMOND, La. — Two LSU AgCenter researchers have been awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to look at ways to improve specialty crops.
(09/09/20) Hordes of mosquitoes pushed out of the marsh by Hurricane Laura continue to menace livestock.
(09/04/20) Take control of your future with these healthy home improvements to make your home an even better place to breathe, live, thrive and enjoy than ever.
(09/04/20) Take control of your future by making your home more resilient for the next hurricane and more comfortable while saving money on utility bills.
(09/04/20) Take control of your future by making your home more resilient for the next hurricane or flood with these flood-hardy restoration improvements.
(09/04/20) Take control of your future by making your home more resilient for the next hurricane with these wind-hardy restoration improvements.
(09/04/20) A little more than week after Hurricane Laura, large-scale assessments of timber damage are just beginning.
(09/04/20) Louisiana nurseries are facing several challenges following Hurricane Laura, including damaged structures, lost time and power outages.
(09/01/20) Most Louisiana soybean fields are in decent shape following Hurricane Laura, but there are pockets of serious damage.
(09/04/20) This year we celebrate by adding two true native woody plants: American beautyberry and our state tree, bald cypress.
(09/03/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — One week after Hurricane Laura came ashore, Louisiana’s sugarcane crop is still showing some signs of the storm.
(09/02/20) CAMERON, La. — Location determines the extent of damage for those in the fisheries industry have sustained from Hurricane Laura.
(09/02/20) The LSU AgCenter is providing resources to help teachers enhance their instruction in science and life skills.
(09/02/20) The LSU AgCenter is seeking input from Assumption Parish residents through an online survey to identify and address health needs in the community.
(09/02/20) If your home was damaged by Hurricane Laura, you’re understandably eager to restore your home and life as soon as possible.
(09/02/20) LAKE CHARLES, La. — Cattle producers in southwest Louisiana parishes are struggling to overcome the obstacles created by Hurricane Laura.
(08/31/20) The fifth annual Louisiana Farm to School Conference will be held entirely online, free of cost.
(Video 09/01/20) Hurricane Laura is expected to causes issues for planting and harvesting sugarcane in Louisiana, but the damage is not as extensive as feared.
(Video 09/01/20) Some Louisiana sugarcane farmers have wrapped up their planting, others are halfway through, and some are just beginning.
(09/01/20) Rice farmers without electricity across southwest Louisiana are struggling to save their rice crop in storage.
(08/31/20) In January, nearly 60 residents met in Franklinton, Louisiana, to discuss the challenges and barriers to health in the community.
[Video](9/7/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains some other reasons why the candlestick plant, or cassia, is a great choice for you.
[Video](8/31/20) On this edition of Get it Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard talks about how to get rid of Virginia buttonweed.
(08/28/20) The effects on agriculture appear to be less than most people feared before Hurricane Laura, but forests and residences sustained significant damage.
(08/28/20) During the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, many people had more time on their hands.
(08/26/20) Louisiana homeowners who need guidance on cleaning up and making repairs following Hurricane Laura can turn to information from the LSU AgCenter.
(08/26/20) North Louisiana farmers are rushing to get their corn crop out of the field before Hurricane Laura hits, and so far the crop looks good.
(08/25/20) The safety of refrigerated and frozen foods is a concern following extended power outages. And AgCenter food safety expert recommends planning ahead.
(08/25/20) Widespread flooding from Hurricane Laura could affect crawfish production for the upcoming season.
(08/25/20) Farmers are preparing for Hurricane Laura by getting their crops out of the fields and moving livestock away from coastal areas.
(08/21/20) Your trees may still have green figs that just won’t seem to ripen, and that can be for many reasons.
(08/20/20) The 2020 Louisiana County Agriculture Agents Association honored three LSU AgCenter employees at its annual meeting held online on Aug. 18.
(08/19/20) A water bottle drive for students in Monroe City Schools is being hosted by the LSU AgCenter and others.
(08/18/20) From now until Sept. 11, crawfish farmers can apply for assistance from a USDA program to compensate them for losses related to the coronavirus.
[Video](8/24/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to gather seeds so you can grow more wonderful herbs.
[Video](8/17/20) It’s called bark scale, and on this edition of Get it Growing, horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains what you can do to get rid of it.
(08/13/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Take-all patch, also known as take-all root rot, is causing problems in some Louisiana lawns.
(08/14/20) Crape myrtle bark scale is an introduced insect pest from Asia, and it has great affinity for crape myrtle trees. The problem often goes unnoticed.
(08/13/20) Good weather has allowed sugarcane farmers to get started planting their new crop.
(Video 08/13/20) The Louisiana Master Farmer program is designed to make farmers better environmental stewards.
(Video 08/13/20) Cooperative weather is allowing farmers to make quick work of this year’s Louisiana corn harvest.