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(Video 10/19/22) The one word Louisiana farmers would use to describe this year’s weather is uncooperative.
Uncooperative weather throughout the growing season has led to one of the most disappointing years ever for many growers.
(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.