(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.
(Video 05/27/20) Blackberries are considered a superfood and are a sign summer is here. LSU AgCenter researchers are looking for ways to improve production.
(Video 05/27/20) Louisiana’s cotton farmers are wrapping up their planting, and this year’s crop is going to be smaller than initial projections.
(05/26/20 Home gardeners are often distressed by slime molds during extended periods of overcast, warm and wet weather, which is common in Louisiana.
(05/27/20) The second Louisiana Super Plant announced for 2020 are Lucky Star pentas.
(05/26/20) In past years 4-H camp at the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center has served more than 3,000 youth. Now even more are expected.
(05/26/20) The 2020 hurricane season could bring new challenges as Louisiana residents also navigate the realities of COVID-19.
(05/22/20) The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and now is the time to prepare your yard, gardens and landscapes for bad weather.
(05/21/20) The LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist said farmers are pleased with the progress of the current crop.
(05/20/20) The 2020 field day at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station will be held online on July 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
(05/19/20) Live Healthy Thibodaux is bringing the community together to address health needs in Thibodaux and the surrounding area.
(05/19/20) Blueberry growers are hoping to avoid the drastically reduced sales that some other farms have experienced because of lost markets.
(05/18/20) In response to the recent relaxation of Gov. Edwards’ stay-at-home directive, Burden Museum & Gardens has announced a reopening on May 18.
(05/15/20) Chaste tree, also known as vitex, is simple in ease of care but is far from being plain.
(05/14/20) When Louisiana begins reopening the economy following weeks of a stay-at-home order, people will need to continue to take precautions.
(05/13/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — After schools in West Feliciana Parish closed in mid-March, schools had to decide what to do with their gardens.
(05/12/20) In many cases, producers have been pushed to their limits to keep up with increasing demands for locally grown products.
(05/11/20) May is Older Americans Month, a national observation of the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(05/11/20) She works in fashion. He works in medicine. Their skills helped create a supply chain to provide protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(05/08/20) Louisiana vegetable growers are beginning to see problems from southern bacterial wilt, one of the most serious diseases of garden crops.
[Video] (5/11/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to properly pollinate your plants.
[Video] (5/11/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you an economical way to fill in those unsightly holes.
(05/08/20) The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will host an online National Public Gardens Week celebration via their website and Facebook page.
(05/08/20) You can create a gorgeous arrangement for your home or someone special with just a few items.
(05/08/20) LSU AgCenter experts have been getting inquiries from the public about Asian giant hornets, but it’s not believed the insects are in Louisiana.
(05/08/20) A gift for her garden is sure to make her happy this Mother’s Day.
(05/08/20) Scarcity in grocery stores despite an abundant food supply can be attributed primarily to distribution challenges.
(05/07/20) Rice prices have rebounded, and the Louisiana 2020 crop is off to a good start.
(05/07/20) Tracy Evans has been named senior director of development for the LSU AgCenter, College of Agriculture and School of Veterinary Medicine.
(05/07/20) Now is a great time to pick blackberries and dewberries, but how can you tell the difference between the two?
(05/04/20) People can do several things in their homes in addition to cleaning high-touch surfaces to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
(05/04/20) COVID-19 has had a profound effect on people, and it also may be playing a role in the potential decline of the Eastern wild turkey population.
(05/01/20) Many people are heading outdoors to pass the time and stay active during the coronavirus stay-at-home order.
(05/01/20) Blackberries are shiny, black fruit bursting with sweet juice.
(04/30/20) As most end-of-year school celebrations have been interrupted, LSU AgCenter 4-H professionals have found a virtual way to recognize senior 4-H’ers.
(04/30/20) Two LSU AgCenter experts offered advice for those looking to stretch their dollars amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic
(04/28/20) Cleanup is underway at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center, which was hit by a devastating tornado on April 22.
(04/27/20) LSU AgCenter 4-H agents are recreating 4-H Club experiences virtually to offer traditional and not-so-traditional programs.
(04/24/20) Fire ants can be a formidable foe in the garden and landscape. They come with a one-two punch for sure.
(04/27/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — This is the time of year when you can expect to begin seeing swarms of Formosan subterranean termites.
(04/24/20) People who are searching for farm-fresh foods and ways to support the Louisiana economy can turn to a new online tool to find sellers that are open.
(04/24/20) The LSU AgCenter has drafted a request for federal aid for poultry producers — but the request has been turned down.
[Video](5/4/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how kids, crafts and gardens can become a fun learning experience for everyone.
[Video](4/27/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how the name comes from its distinctively colorful foliage.
(04/22/20) The LSU AgCenter Youth Wetlands Program has launched several education initiatives got at-home students.
(04/20/20) Results from a survey of crawfish producers show that decreased demand for their product is resulting in lost income and a shortened season.
(04/20/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Cool, damp conditions are affecting some seedlings that are trying to develop a stand.
(04/20/20) Blueberries in Louisiana don’t typically ripen until about a month or so from now.
(04/17/20) An influx of gnats is making it increasingly more difficult to enjoy this spring weather.
(04/17/20) Tenants of the AgCenter Food Incubator are still churning out products but are taking extra safety measures in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
(04/17/20) Gardening and the tasks involved with gardening can be a great way to get your family outside and engaged in some great crafts.
(04/16/20) For many people, the coronavirus has turned a trip to the grocery store into a planned event that may happen only once a week or even less often.
(04/16/20) There’s still time to get warm-season vegetables into the ground, but it’s important to plant the right crops for the right season.
(04/15/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU AgCenter volunteers and 4-H members from around the state are doing their part to keep healthcare workers safe.
(04/14/20) Cotton farmers should look to soil temperature rather than the calendar for optimal planting time according to an LSU AgCenter expert.
[Video] (4/20/20) LSU AgCenter Turfgrass specialist Ron Strahan explains differences in fertilizing St. Augustine and centipede grass.
[Video](4/13/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist KiKi Fontenot explains which vegetables are the right ones to grow during this spring season.
(04/14/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter is using the MarketMaker website to connect producers and consumers to fresh seafood, produce and other items.
(04/13/20) As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, scientists are learning more about who is most vulnerable to this new respiratory illness.
(04/10/20) During this unprecedented time of the coronavirus, an exceptional increase in the number of first-time gardeners can be seen across Louisiana.
(04/09/20) Fisherman Lance Nacio, of Montegut, Louisiana, is trying to keep his struggling seafood business going, one sale at a time.
When frequent trips to the grocery store are not ideal, shoppers might want to focus on produce that lasts the longest, and the LSU AgCenter can help.
(04/09/20) Organizers of the calendar have extended the deadline for photograph submissions to May 15. The original deadline for entries was April 17.
(04/09/20) LSU AgCenter Healthy Communities will launch its first Healthy Communities Challenge to encourage staying active and healthy when social distancing.
(04/08/20) Opting for takeout meals and food delivery can still be a healthy and convenient; however, following safe food handling guidelines remains important.
(04/09/20) Farmers, ranchers, consultants and others can reach AgCenter experts to ask questions or receive important information using an app called Remind.
(04/08/20) Farmers may be able to get help covering business costs through the recently approved coronavirus aid program, but they need to act quickly.
(04/08/20) Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners had to cancel their Spring Fest 2020 garden sale due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
(04/08/20) Biosecurity strategies and management practices are key to warding off threats and maintaining a safe animal food supply.
(04/08/20) Hobby growers have a new edible option for their ornamental gardens by way of a Louisiana favorite: the sweet potato.
(04/08/20) Farmers across the state are busy planting this year’s soybean crop despite the challenges of COVID-19.
(04/06/20) The LSU AgCenter annual wheat and oat field day traditionally held at the Macon Ridge Research Station will follow a virtual presentation format.
(04/06/20) Food animal veterinarians are vital for the health and well-being of our nation’s food supply.
(04/03/20) The AgCenter and Louisiana Farm Bureau are conducting a survey to determine the economic damage to Louisiana crawfish producers caused by COVID-19.
(04/03/20) If you want to add a splash of spicy color and unique foliage to your yard this spring, look no further.
The food incubator is extending those services to restaurants looking for new avenues to sell their food a as they deal with coronavirus.
(04/02/20) An invasive species of snails has wiped out a 50-acre field of rice, the first time the pest has been known to do that in Louisiana.
(04/02/20) Louisiana 4-H has adapted its methods of service to fit into 4-H members’ current schoolhouses: their homes.
(04/02/20) NEW ORLEANS — With many people spending more time in their homes, it’s important to make sure to keep indoor air quality at a high level.