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Nitrogen (N) is the most yield limiting nutrient for any row crop including soybean.
Cotton in-season nitrogen (N) status can easily be tracked by different methods.
More insects in this version of RSS included peach scales, Asian ambrosia beetles and a safe pesticide for honeybees. One gardener complained about blueberries.
In this weeks RSFF, Louisiana homeowners asked about crawley critters like spiders, armyworms and walnut caterpillars.
Carol Pinnell-Alison, Extension Agent in Franklin parish, has assumed row crop Extension responsibilities in Richland Parish.
High School football players guide students in planting cucumber and squash plants and pumpkin seeds.
This week’s RSFF looks at wasp treatments, flower seeds, a wounded tree and identification of an introduced wildflower.
Ideas and strategies for keeping remote volunteers engaged and your 4-H program moving forward.
Members of the Healthy Communities Coalition met in Solitude to discuss the parklette projects and decide what projects they want to work on next.
Football players from West Feliciana Parish High School work to prepare two school gardens in preparation for some summer planting.
Homeowners/gardeners asked about insects including a two-lined spittlebug, millipedes and leaf cutting ants. Another gardener shared an image of a possibly edib
Here are several tips from the experts to help you map out your volunteer staffing plan for summer and fall events.
Did you know there are more ways than meat to intake protein? Let Cathy Agan show you the way and keep reading!
Kimberly Butcher guides us in all things nutrition concerning tomatoes in this article.
Your risk for Type 2 Diabetes increases as you get older. Check out this article to find out some tips that can help you prevent this disease!
This article provides tips and advice for managing stress in your every day life from extension agent Joy Sims.
It has long been known that volunteer empowerment and shared authority are critical to increasing volunteer involvement.
Gardeners asked questions about plant disease and plant toxicity.
An anonymous Facebook writer disparages honeybees and the Beehive Buzz defends the European honeybee.
This RSFF discusses cicadas, wildflower seeds and millipedes.
Timely information about forestry and wildlife management for forest landowners.
Manage in-season potassium deficiency in soybean plants.
Timely information about forestry and wildlife management for forest landowners.
Layne Langley, Area Nutrition Agent provides an overview of a two-part nutrition series she conducted titled "Setting the Table for Healthy Eating".
One gardener has a couple of concerns regarding her blueberries; another asked for a name of a wildflower and another has questions about an Asian pest.
Let's Eat for the Health of It is a curriculum for adults and is based on the latest scientific research about food and physical activity.
Slow Louisiana soybean planting progress. Some areas have been replanted due to flooding and slug damage.
In Louisiana, soybean planting practices vary across the state, due in large part to varying environments and cropping systems.
Reports from the field indicate redbanded stink bug (RBSB) numbers are beginning to build in soybeans at the R5 development stage and beyond.
The use of harvest aids in Louisiana soybeans is a common practice, with timely applications improving seed quality and harvest efficiency while potentially ...
Ryegrass infestations were very prominent this year in many fields in Northeast Louisiana.
Wheat and Corn Pathology Update (4/15/2016)
West Feliciana Area Nutrition Agent, Layne Langley, recently conducted an online nutrition series "Let's Eat for the Health of It". Topics included: physical a
In the past week, I have looked at a few central Louisiana cotton fields that appeared to have severe thrips injury, yet no adult or immature thrips were prese
Dr. Rasel Parvej discusses fertilizer recommendations for phosphorus-deficiency, potassium-deficiency, and much, much more!
How long has it been since you've incorporated eggplant in your diet? In this article, Cathy Agan gives us the facts on eggplant!
Check out this article to learn more about the benefits available that will allow you to afford fresh, ripe produce!
In this article, readers can explore the application of phosphorus and potassium fertilizers in both the spring and the fall.
Many producers are having to replant corn due to poor stands. There are three main ways to remove a failed corn stand.
Master Gardener classes will be starting in late in April, 2021. One gardener complained about aphids on hibiscus, and others were complaining about different
Rules regarding the use of ULV malathion and application intervals outlined by the LDAF.
With the abnormally warm winter and spring, cotton planting in Louisiana has gotten off to an early start. In Louisiana, and across most of cotton states, thrip
We are excited to announce to the citizens of West Feliciana that there are two new parklettes for the people of West Feliciana.
Cecilia Stevens walks us through ways to participate in local Farmers' Markets!
Don't have time to exercise? Maybe you can combine physical activity with your gardening time!
Check out these New Years suggestions provided by Ms. Cathy Agan!
This article has tips for eating habits for senior citizens.
Kimberly Butcher gives us some inspiration and advice to get active!
How often do you consider your mental health? Check out this article for guidance from Ms. Cynthia Stephens!
How do you read the nutrition facts label? Ms. Cathy Agan shares her tips!
In this article, Ms. Cynthia Stevens walks you through a tutorial for your own garden box for greens. This process is both healthy and inexpensive!
Advisory Leadership Council members met to discuss the Family & Consumer Sciences Program in West Feliciana.
Check out this great information about farmers' markets in Northeast Louisiana!
In this article, starter fertilizer in corn production is discussed at length.
In this article, corn nitrogen management is discussed in regards to soil health for crops.
RSFF looks at phosphorus and sulfur as plant nutrients, how to treat mole crickets, stinkhorn mushroom, and a short narrative about fruits tree.
RSFF has topics that overlap to some degree. There issues with both fertilizer and insects in the lawn. There is also too much phosphorus in garden.
RSFF discusses a few challenges when gardeners grow organically, like herbicide contamination and toxic phosphorus.
A gardener inquiring about our Louisiana irises, a homeowner asked about a mosquito treatment, and what are the risks and benefits of “opium” lettuce.
Consuming more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains, lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy way to lose or maintain weight.
A local nurseryman brought in citrus leaves with cupping and this blog discusses some possible causes.
The version of Beehive Buzz talks about queen replacement due to poor honey production.
Common winter weed, Florida betony, and scale insects and leaf-footed bugs, and Mediterranean geckos.
This week's version of RSFF identifies an ornamental magnolia tree, a native stinkhorm mushroom, and discusses control of dollarweed and Indian mock strawberry.
This edition RSFF celebrates Ground Hog’s Day, identifies an exotic fruit, prunes a certain variety of rose and then answers some questions about earthworms.
Consumers are the largest food wasters. The average American family of four throws out $1600 a year in produce.
This week’s blog addresses a seasonal issue with plant nutrition, tree identification, a mistaken identity of some buds and a question about herbicide.
This week RSFF looks at the difference between Bradford pear trees and Callery pear trees. A couple of narrative discusses plant diseases in the landscape.
Crape murder is the lead narrative and discusses the “uglification” of crape myrtles. Hybrid oaks are featured as well as organic treatments for fire ants.
January is the month for new beginnings and a perfect time to begin exercising or increasing your physical activity for better health.
That is right, we are already at the start of a New Year
This week’s version of RSFF has another Master Gardener story about MGs who just barely finished the MG classes before the COVID shutdown.
High-protein, low-fat, high-fiber pulse grains are heavy hitters for human health & nutrition and these plants boost soil fertility, also.
They provide numerous vitamins and minerals essential for your health. Compared to a candy bar, soda, or snack grab bag, fruits and vegetables are a bargain.
The new location has more space for customers and vendors.
New fitness signs were installed along the trail at 5th Ward Park.
Youth Coaltion Meeting.
Beehive Buzz discusses the addition of Russian queen bees to a beeyard and helps with referrals to beekeepers who specialize in the Russian breed of honeybees.
Graduation of a class of Master Gardeners, a new virtual MG class starting on January 1st, and identifying two similar woody native plants.
This version of Beehive Buzz shares information for both homeowners and beekeepers regarding the humane removal of honeybees from home and other structures.
This version of RSS entails identifying a native vine, the peppervine, treatment for leafy mistletoe in a tree and honeybee removal collection list.
The need for opportunities for indoor physical activity (PA) during the cold & wet months of the year is important. Weather can promote or deter PA behaviors.
In this article, you will learn how many fruits you should consume daily, how much fruit is considered one cup and 1/2 cup.
RSFF looks at why some plants are blooming this falll, identifying a persimmon sapling, treating town ants and the average summer temps in central Louisiana.
The version of RSFF looking a restoring a lawn, improving the health of a live oak, an unexpected bloom and a gardenia leaf changing color.
This edition of RSFF looks at a butternut squash, a caterpillar of the imperial moth, wildflower ID and grass ID.
What is National Take a Hike Day? Grab your walking shoes, a dry snack mix and some drinking water and go on a walk in the woods or on a trail.
This article looks at two insects with similarities, the native cicada killer wasp and the non-native Asian giant hornet.
In this article, we get an inside look at the making of the LA Delta Crop podcast with Kylie Miller!
A horticultural article examining blackberry leafspot, hydrangea wilt, a shrub with fall flowers, and some oak leaf galls.