(Video 04/21/22) Apple snails, an invasive pest from South America, are considered to be a plague on Louisiana waterbodies and hurt crawfish production.
(Video 04/21/22) Giant salvinia continues to be a major problem in Louisiana waterways, but students in an LSU art class are looking at an alternative use.
(Video 04/07/22) Farmers in southwest Louisiana are entering the final stages of rice planting while rice farmers in the northeast corner are just beginning.
(Video 04/07/22) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction has three new members. They are Paul Coreil, Don Molino and Jim Monroe.
(03/25/22) With warmer weather arriving and no freezes in the long-term forecast, Louisiana strawberries should soon be plentiful.
(03/25/22) Farmers are reaching deeper into their pocketbook to pay for the basics, especially fuel and fertilizer.
(Video 03/10/22) Farmers across Louisiana have taken advantage of dry weather and started planting this year’s corn crop.
(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.
(Video 07/15/21) Crop prices for many Louisiana farm commodities have been strong this year, thanks to improving global economic conditions.
(Video 07/15/21) At this year’s Louisiana 4-H and FFA horse show, competitors flashed their riding, roping and speaking skills.
(Video 07/02/21)A new rice variety will give growers another tool to fight pests and was one of the highlights of the LSU AgCenter’s annual Rice Field Day.
(Video 06/16/21) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers are wrapping up planting this year’s crop under extremely hot conditions and with one eye on the tropics.
(Video 06/16/21) The summer heat has arrived, which also means blackberries are at their peak. Blackberries are easy to grow and are considered a superfood.
(Video 06/04/21) One of the South’s premier research gardens, the Hammond Research Station, is now open to the general public.
(Video 06/04/21) Louisiana wheat farmers are in the midst of their harvest, and despite some adverse weather, yields have been better than expected.
(Video 05/20/21) The rain just keeps coming for farmers in Louisiana this spring, and cotton planting is significantly behind.
(Video 05/20/21) Lumber prices have increased more than 300% during the pandemic.
(Video 12/24/20) 2020 was a good year for much of Louisiana agriculture, but it could have been a great year without five tropical storms.
An LSU entomology graduate student identified a new wasp species and decided to name it after a famous LSU alumnus.
(Video 11/19/20) Rice farmers in south Louisiana have completed their second crop harvest, and fields are now being flooded for crawfish.
(Video 11/06/20) Louisiana cotton farmers are finally wrapping up this season’s harvest. Six tropical storms slowed the harvest and reduced yields and quality.
(Video 10/29/20) The Louisiana sweet potato harvest has been plagued by numerous tropical storm systems. Despite the storms, yields have been good.
(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 03/17/20) Planters can be seen going across fields in Louisiana as corn planting has begun. Now is the optimal time to plant corn in Louisiana.
(Video 03/03/20) A student in the LSU AgCenter’s Department of Food Science and Nutrition is working on a process to make seafood safer and fresher.
(video 03/02/20) The LSU AgCenter has completed the installation of a statewide weather reporting system and will be archiving the data.
(Video 02/13/20) An early freeze hampered Louisiana’s sugarcane crop, but it gave researchers an opportunity to examine cold tolearnce in sugarcane.
(Video 02/13/20) The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator finished installing a bottling line designed to expand the productivity of its tenants.
(Video 12/10/19) The Louisiana sugarcane grinding season is nearing the end, with several mills expected to finish before Christmas.
(Video 12/10/19) Poinsettias are a traditional part of holiday décor. But do you know the story about how poinsettias became a symbol of Christmastime?
(Video 11/01/19) In some ways, the 2018 Farm Bill looks a lot like the 2014 Farm Bill. But there are some changes farmers should be aware of.
(Video 11/01/19) Students in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources are engaged in an outdoor classroom, learning about the diversity of plants.
(Video 09/04/19) Louisiana rice farmers had adverse growing conditions during the season, which has led to low yields.
(Video 09/04/19) Sweet potato growers have faced trying growing conditions. But as the harvest approaches, it looks like there is a good crop out there.
(Video 09/25/18) Arborists across the country participated in a day of service at national veterans cemeteries.
(Video 09/25/18) Cotton harvesting is in full swing across Louisiana, and the results so far have been encouraging.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture