(10/15/21) Don’t be so quick to blame goldenrod for your seasonal allergies. It’s far most likely that ragweed is the culprit.
The LSU AgCenter will host a Sugarcane Field Day on Oct. 20 at Keith Dugas Farm in Assumption Parish. The forum is supported by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
(10/13/21) The Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame welcomed 24 new members to its ranks at a ceremony Oct. 9.
(10/12/21) Rainy weather leading up to this year’s 90-day harvest has slowed down many aspects of farmers’ and millers’ operations.
[Video](10/18/21) SU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to the fall 2021 Louisiana Super Plant selection — Supertunia Mini Vista Indigo
[Video](10/11/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains some of the choices and benefits of growing sunflowers.
(10/08/21) This is my favorite time of year. As the days begin to shorten and the year comes to a close, there are many exciting things going on in the garden.
(Video 10/07/21) Forest landowners in southeast Louisiana face a double whammy in terms of stagnant prices for their timber and damage from Hurricane Ida.
(10/06/21) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association will present talks on planning a garden on Oct. 19, at the Main Branch Library at 7711 Goodwood.
(10/06/21) The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station recently shared its 2021 field day video presentations.
(10/05/21) The LSU AgCenter will host a Sugarcane Field Day on Oct. 20 at Keith Dugas Farm in Assumption Parish.
(10/01/21) Perhaps one of the most brilliant and uplifting of flowers is the sunflower. The National Garden Bureau has designated 2021 as year of the sunflower.
(09/30/21) Boxwood dieback disease caused by a fungal plant pathogen is spreading at an alarming rate in the United States
(09/28/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will present Birding at Burden Oct. 30, Nov. 27 and Dec. 18.
(09/28/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The Botanic Gardens at Burden Night Maze is a nighttime corn maze that includes a bonfire, a hay mountain, live concert, and more.
(09/24/21) The LSU AgCenter is adding Supertunia Mini Vista Indigo to the cool-season bedding plants on the Louisiana Super Plant list.
(Video 09/23/21) The Louisiana soybean harvest is reaching its midpoint, and despite less than optimum growing conditions, yields have been good to excellent.
(09/23/21) The Louisiana agriculture industry has suffered at least $584 million in damage after Hurricane Ida, AgCenter experts say.
(Video 09/23/21) The phenomenon of iridescence has brought art and science together through an exhibit at the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum.
(09/23/2021) The Riley Institute at Furman University has selected Patrick Tuck to participate in the White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship.
(09/22/21) LSU AgCenter veterinarian Dr. Christine Navarre is concerned for livestock following mosquito outbreaks in the wake of Hurricane Ida.
(09/17/21) Just weeks after Hurricane Ida passed through southeast Louisiana, neighbors were working to help one another.
(09/17/21) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association will present talks on Underground Beauties and Trees for South Louisiana on Thursday, Oct. 7.
(09/16/21) BATON ROUGE, La. —The LSU AgCenter Burden Museum and Gardens and the LSU Rural Life Museum offers many activities.
(09/17/21) The LSU AgCenter will sponsor a meeting for producers located in Orleans and surrounding parishes who sustained damage from Hurricane Ida.
(09/17/21) Loss of trees is a common catastrophe during hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather events.
(09/16/21) The LSU College of Agriculture has named Allen Rutherford executive associate dean.
(09/16/21) The LSU AgCenter will offer a two-part webinar series to help farm operators identify and address legal risks.
(09/14/21) The LSU AgCenter will sponsor a meeting for producers in Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Washington and St. Tammany parishes with hurricane damage.
(09/13/21) LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Sara Thomas-Sharma received a $325,000 NIFA grant to develop long-term solutions to Cercospora leaf blight.
[Video](9/13/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to gather seeds so you can grow more wonderful herbs.
[Video](9/20/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains the signs of this insect’s damage and some things you can do about it
(Video 09/10/21) Hurricane Ida has come and gone, but it has left its mark across Louisiana.
(09/10/21) What is the No. 1 weed problem around the world? Answer: nutsedges, and they are a formidable foe!
(09/08/21) Singing the blue tarp blues is no joke. If your home’s roof was damaged by Hurricane Ida, it doesn’t have to happen again.
(09/02/21) LSU AgCenter agents are beginning the arduous task of damage assessment and recovery from Hurricane Ida.
(09/01/21) Hurricane Ida cut a swath through southeast Louisiana leaving homes and businesses with damage and more without power.
(08/31/21) The LSU AgCenter has canceled the sweet potato field day scheduled for Sept. 2 at Fontenot Farms in Ville Platte.
(08/31/21) The LSU AgCenter Extension COVID Immunization Training and Education (EXCITE) program will host two online forums with Shreveport-area physicians.
[Video](9/6/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains that now is the time to prepare seeds that will grow into a delicious fall harvest.
[Video](8/30/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how this plant adds fluffy and colorful plumes to the fall landscape.
(08/27/21) Hedges serve as a practical solution to create a boundary or to guide movement of people in a specific direction.
(Video 08/27/21) In Louisiana, sugarcane farmers are busy planting their fields so they can turn their attention to the harvest, which begins next month.
(Video 08/27/21) They are more than halfway through the Louisiana rice harvest, and many producers are pleased with the results.
(08/20/21) Although it doesn’t feel like it because it’s still so hot, it’s time to start thinking about your fall garden.
(08/19/21) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener will discuss native and commercial soils at the Bluebonnet Branch Library on Thursday, Sept. 16.
(08/16/21) The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener 's will discuss Louisiana Super Plants and growing orchids on Sept. 2, at the Central Branch Library.
(08/19/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — Tiny edible vegetables known as microgreens have been rising in popularity with Americans.
(08/19/21) Researchers with the LSU AgCenter School of Renewable Natural Resources are using drones to more effectively detect duck broods.
(08/16/21) As part of a $3.2 million grant project, LSU AgCenter researcher Carl Jiang is studying the molecular mechanisms that regulate placenta development.
(08/13/21) Ornamental grasses are some of the best plant selections for an ornamental focus for the landscape, but they are often underutilized.
(08/13/21) In Rapides Parish, AgCenter irrigation specialists are drilling, assembling and placing moisture sensors in the ground.
[Video](8/23/21) Heather Kirk Ballard explains that armyworms are particularly bad this year and suggests some ways to win the battle against them.
[Video](8/16/21) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to grow and care for your gingers.
(Video 08/12/21) Researchers at the LSU AgCenter are looking at irrigation issues related to growing sugarcane.
(Video 08/12/21) The Louisiana corn harvest is in its early stages, and yields have been surprisingly good.
(08/10/21) An Aug. 29 event celebrating the LSU Textile and Costume Museum’s newly renovated gallery and premier exhibition has been canceled.
(08/10/21) Attendees of the LSU AgCenter’s recent Agronomic Crops School got in the field with scientists for some hands-on lessons.
(08/09/21) A collaborative effort between Tensas Academy and the LSU AgCenter has resulted in new school nutrition guidelines and a focus on healthy eating.
(08/06/2021) As we look forward to cooler fall weather there are things to do to prepare for the fall and still time to tackle summertime gardening tasks.
(08/05/21) Purple, Gold, Tiger and Champagne may sound like an LSU postgame victory celebration, but they are four fig varieties developed by the LSU AgCenter.
(08/04/21) The LSU AgCenter has been awarded $24,178 to fund the Extension COVID Immunization Training and Education (EXCITE) program through April 30, 2022.
(08/04/21) The LSU AgCenter has received a grant from the USDA to cater to the needs of beginning farmers.
(08/02/21) The story of the past two years in Louisiana sugarcane production has been a tale of two very different seasons for farmers.
[Video](8/9/21) Heather Kirk Ballard explains what’s causing bark shedding and other issues with your crape myrtles.
[Video](8/2/21) LSU AgCenter horticulturists Heather Kirk-Ballard and Kiki Fontenot explain how and why to prune your blueberry bushes.
(07/30/21) The newly renovated LSU Textile and Costume Museum will reopen Sunday, Aug. 29, with the debut of an exhibition of Mayan textiles.
(07/30/21) The armyworm troops have set up camp, causing headaches for many homeowners.
(07/29/21) Commodity field days are a normal summertime occurrence for LSU AgCenter agents and specialists, but a field day without growers is just different.
(Video 07/29/21) The wet spring and summer have caused many issues for farmers and is expected to lead to lower yields for many crops.
(video 07/29/21) Some good news for growers is that they will have two new varieties available to them, and each show promise.
(07/27/21) Two newly released sugarcane varieties took center stage at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station’s first live field day since 2019 .
(07/26/21) LSU AgCenter Flavors of Health nutrition agents from across the state were chopping, dicing, whipping and meal planning as part of a training.
(7/23/2021) There’s a lot going on with crape myrtles this summer. I’ve gotten quite a few calls about these highly prized ornamental trees of the South.
(07/22/21) The Louisiana Master Farmer Program is celebrating 20 years, and the program is getting a new “toolbox” that will help spread the message,