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The 2021 Get It Growing Lawn & Garden Calendar offers monthly tips for Louisiana gardeners from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard.
Leafy green vegetables seem to have caught the world’s attention. Demand is growing stronger, but how can we make year-round production possible?
Six seedless watermelon varieties were planted in the spring of 2021.
Bell peppers are grown throughout the world in mild to moderately warm climates.
How to Make Sure Your Irrigation Flows While You’re on the Go – an Irrigation Planning Guide for the Vacationing Gardener
Growing microgreens gives people access to fresh, nutritious greens year-round without needing garden space.
Okra has always been a popular vegetable for southern gardeners and is the perfect choice for Louisiana’s hot summer climate.
Fall is not a time to do much to your Louisiana lawn – mow, remove fallen leaves and irrigate as needed. Warm-season grasses are slowing down and trying to go dormant. "We must let them do so," says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Artichokes are a member of the Asteraceae family. Artichokes prefer warm temperatures and thrive in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 and higher.
Diagnosis of plant leaves turning yellow
Imported fire ants inflict painful stings and create unsightly mounds in our landscapes, and most of us would be happier if they weren’t around.
2020 National Survey
This article looks at helping lawns recover after storm debris is removed. The last paragraph looks at what criteria is needed to become a champion tree.
Spring beet variety trial results.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
A pre-emergence herbicide application can save you time, money and effort by killing the weed shortly after the seeds germinate.
Crape Myrtle's vibrant flowers, long blooming season, disease and pest resistance, and relatively small size make them an excellent tree to add to your yard.
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Boxwood crown and root rot is caused by Phytophthora spp., a funguslike microorganism commonly known as water mold.
Horticulture and plants can benefit individuals and families by supporting health and well-being.
This guide is for growing garden herbs in Louisiana.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
Disease control on asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, leafy vegetables, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, spinach and squash.
Drift roses are some of the toughest and most tolerant shrub roses in Louisiana, making them the perfect addition for the busy gardener.
Things that promote resistance along with examples of herbicides having same mode of action and weeds that are resistant to them.
Lawns and Other Turf Areas Chemical Weed Control.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
Chemical Weed Control for Herbaceous and Woody Plants.
Citrus leaves, blooms, aroma and color add to the aesthetic value of the landscape. This 16-page, full-color guide includes recommended varieties and descriptions; tips on site selection, planting, spacing and pruning; and images of citrus insect pests and common citrus diseases. (PDF format only)
Eight varieties of zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) were evaluated in southeast and northwest Louisiana during the spring 2019 growing season.
In an attempt to determine if head size could be controlled by variety, a trial was established at Covey Rise Farms in Husser, LA in the fall of 2017.
Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) are native to Louisiana. Many varieties are well adapted to growing conditions throughout the state.
Welcome spring! In the Louisiana landscape, nothing heralds the first official day of the season like the azalea and its grandiose flowers.
List of mobile applications to help identify flora and fauna in backyards, neighborhoods, urban greens paces and other natural areas.