(04/20/21) The LSU AgCenter has announced two new selections for its Louisiana Super Plants program.
(04/19/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — Current weather conditions may present Louisiana vegetable growers with great challenges to combat plant diseases.
(04/16/21) You don’t need a large yard or a lot of space to create a beautiful garden. You can fill planters or containers with colorful plants.
(04/16/21) The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station has rolled out a package of online content, including a new website and a spring video tour of its gardens.
(4/15/21) LSU AgCenter nutrition educators in Iberia and Vermilion parishes recently hosted a “Design Your Plate” contest for National Nutrition Month.
(04/14/21) Rice planting is wrapping up in south Louisiana, but wet weather has kept farmers out of the fields in the north.
(04/14/21) Hunter Lepretre has been chosen for a research internship with the LSU AgCenter through an endowment.
(04/13/21) Short-grain rice developed by the LSU AgCenter has been planted for a New Orleans company to make sake.
(04/12/21) LSU AgCenter researchers have altered female horses’ reproductive cycles to help them become pregnant earlier and give birth closer to January.
(04/12/21) The April 23 deadline for students to register for the LSU AgCenter ASPIRE summer internship program is quickly approaching.
(04/12/21) Videos are now available for the LSU AgCenter virtual 2021 Beef and Forage Field Day from the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center.
(04/09/21) BATON ROUGE, La. —The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator will be sponsoring an online homemade butter making class on May 5.
[Video](4/19/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you can easily grow microgreens inside your home.
[Video](4/12/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains that while the plant is not dead, now is a good time to remove the dead fronds to prepare the way for new fronds.
(Video 04/09/21) Louisiana’s crawfish season is nearing its peak as the spring weather has taken hold.
(04/09/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — Feral pigs are a nuisance in many areas of the country, causing billions of dollars in damage.
(Video 04/09/21) Much of the rice in south Louisiana has been planted. In north Louisiana, farmers are waiting on warmer weather and drier conditions to begin.
(04/05/21) Louisiana youth showed off their showmanship skills at the 86th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.
(04/01/21) Garden centers are full of color right now. But before you select new plants for the spring, there are gardening tasks you should take care of first.
(03/30/21) AgMagic, the LSU AgCenter’s agricultural awareness event, is virtual this year.
(03/30/21) The soil that supports crops and lies beneath our feet was the main topic of a soil health forum.
(03/29/21) LSU AgCenter beef cattle researcher Guillermo Scaglia has received a $500,000 grant to study how management practices affect cattle herds.
[Video](4/5/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why the Beacon impatiens can dependably add many vibrant colors to your landscape.
[Video](3/29/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard describes some different types of azaleas, and explains when to plant them and how to care for them.
(Video 03/26/21) Personal floatation devices are lifesavers but wearing them while working can be a hinderance.
(Video 03/26/21) Wet weather has stopped Louisiana farmers from finishing this year’s corn planting, but not before they got the majority of the crop planted.
(03/26/21) Organic, natural pesticides and fertilizers and native plants are increasingly popular and help keep landscapes safe for pollinators.
(03/25/21) Many schools and child care centers in Louisiana were closed for months during the earlier stages of the pandemic.
(03/24/21) Forestry professionals attending the online LSU AgCenter 2021 Forestry Forum on Tuesday heard presentations about a wide range of topics.
(03/22/21) Ag Week 2021 showcased how two agricultural institutions are making a difference in Louisiana and across the world.
(03/22/21) Six Louisiana youths were named winners of the Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Award at the 86th Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(3/22/21) The LSU AgCenter and the West Feliciana Healthy Communities Coalition announced the opening of two new pocket parks in Solitude and Independence.
(03/19/21) Louisiana 4-H and FFA members were rewarded for their hard work during the 86th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show held recently in Gonzales.
(03/19/21) The LSU AgCenter recently partnered with Mendel University in the Czech Republic to host a weeklong virtual food symposium.
(03/19/21) The azaleas are showing off right now, putting on their annual spring spectacular despite the recent sleet, snow and extended freezing temperatures.
(Video 03/18/21) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction recently inducted three new members.
(03/16/21) A group of Louisiana 4-H members have joined students from other states to answer a simple — but important — question: Where’s the food?
(03/15/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners annual plant sale will be held at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on March 27.
(03/16/21) LSUA Chancellor Paul Coreil, who retired from the AgCenter in 2013, and his wife Arlene recently donated $11,000 to the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program.
(03/15/21) Exactly one year after COVID-19 shut down much of the state, Louisiana 4-H’ers gathered for one of three Junior Leadership Conferences.
(03/12/21) An LSU graduate student has identified and named a new species of fungus that causes a devastating soybean disease.
(03/12/21) Louisiana forestry’s $1.5 billion in losses from hurricanes was double the amount of revenue the industry generates annually.
[Video](3/22/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how you can start your attack on weeds now — before they even show up.
[Video](3/15/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains what you can mix into the soil to help your plants grow their best.
(03/12/21) Students from Alexandria and surrounding parishes participated in a 4-H Career Exploration Camp on the LSU Alexandria campus on Feb. 26.
(03/08/21) About 150 4-H Club members in south Louisiana learned skills to help them deal with the challenges of growing up.
(03/05/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction inducted three new members during a ceremony March 4 at the L’Auberge Hotel.
(03/04/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The deadline to enter photos for the 2022 edition of the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar is March 30.
(03/05/21) The winter weather that the Bayou State experienced the week of Mardi Gras severely damaged many of our plants, including palm trees.
(03/03/21) Be on the lookout for the dreaded armyworm that can devastate spring pastures, an LSU AgCenter entomologist advised.
(Video 03/01/21) Record low temperatures during the week of Mardi Gras have many sugarcane producers concerned about their crop.
(Video 3/01/21) Feral pigs are a nuisance in many areas of the country, causing billions of dollars in damage to agricultural fields.
(03/01/21) The LSU AgCenter is surveying agricultural producers to estimate damage totals resulting from last month’s freezing weather.
(02/26/21) LSU AgCenter weed scientist Al Orgeron has been awarded the Benjamin L. Legendre Sr. Sugarcane Professorship.
(02/26/21) HAMMOND, La. — The LSU AgCenter will sponsor a prescribed burning workshop with burner certification on April 7-9 at the Hammond Research Station.
[Video](3/8/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to properly prune and fertilize those plants.
[Video](3/1/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard cautions against being too hasty in cutting and pruning freeze-damaged plants.
(02/26/21) An LSU AgCenter researcher wants to find out whether a plant-based diet and a healthy gut can reduce the severity of a COVID-19 infection.
(02/26/21) As we approach spring in Louisiana, now is a good time to start prepping your landscape and vegetable gardens for plants.
(02/23/21) For some young people, even the thought of taking control of a large animal is beyond belief.
(02/19/21) More than 60 hours of subfreezing temperatures has many sugarcane growers concerned about the effects it will have on next year’s crop.
(02/19/21) It will take time to see the full scope of damage from our recent freezes. Don't rush to prune or remove plants.
(02/18/21) Record-cold weather across Louisiana is likely to result in high utility bills for many.
(02/18/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter state forestry extension team will host two virtual forums this year with two themes and held on two dates.
The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a soil health forum on March 17.
(02/17/21) LSU AgCenter researchers shared their latest findings during a program for the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association.
(02/12/21) An extended cold front has moved into Louisiana. Temperatures will fall below freezing across much of the state this weekend and into next week.
[Video](2/23/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to properly prune rose blooms.
[Video](2/16/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains some advantages of planting this gorgeous landscape tree.
(02/12/21) Three fixtures in Louisiana agriculture will be inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction in B
(02/12/21) Flowering cherry trees are true showstoppers. These trees can be seen blooming around Louisiana in February and March.
(02/11/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will feature activities in celebration of Herb Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27.
(02/11/21) Residents of the Alidore community in Raceland participated in a drive-thru health forum Feb. 10.