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Rice producer meetings set for Jan., Feb.
(Distributed 12/23/15) CROWLEY, La. – The LSU AgCenter will conduct a series of meetings throughout the Louisiana rice-growing region for rice farmers to get the latest information to help with the 2016 crop.
La. crop forum set for Feb. 10 in Delhi
(Distributed 12/23/15) DELHI, La. – The LSU AgCenter will conduct a forum for row crop farmers Feb. 10 to provide information for the upcoming crop year.
Remove cold damage from plants
(Audio 12/28/15) It is important to know how to recognize and prune cold damage on plants. Make sure you allow all of the cold damage to reveal itself before you try to remove it. Listen for more information on dealing with cold damage on plants. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Try mail ordering roses
(Audio 12/28/15) If you want more diverse selections of roses than your local nurseries offer, try mail order. Browse online now for roses to plant around February or March. Listen for more information on ordering roses for the upcoming season. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Decide what to do with holiday plants
(Audio 12/28/15) You may be wondering what to do with your holiday plants once the holiday season has past. Some plants should be discarded while others should be preserved. Listen for more information on dealing with holiday plants. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Plant tulip and hyacinth bulbs
(Audio 12/28/15) Now is the time to plant the tulip and hyacinth bulbs you purchased in the fall. Make sure you plant those bulbs in conditions that will allow them to grow properly. Listen for more information on growing tulips and hyacinths. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Plant rye grass for a green winter lawn
(Audio 12/28/15) If you want a green lawn through the winter, you should try over seeding your existing lawn with rye grass. Rye grass will remain hardy through winter freezes. Listen for more information on maintaining a green lawn this winter. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
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Gardening calendar helps gardeners plan a productive year
(Video 12/23/15) The new year just wouldn’t be complete without making resolutions. Organization and planning can help those commitments become a reality. Growing the right plants and properly caring for them also take preparation. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to a special calendar that helps gardeners keep on track for a successful year of gardening. (Runtime: 01:47)
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What to do with Christmas plants after the holidays
(Video 12/30/15) So, you have Christmas plants left over after the holidays. Can you replant that poinsettia? Can you keep that Christmas cactus? On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains what to do with those plants after the holidays wind down. (Runtime: 01:39)
Year in Review
Louisiana agricultural year in review
(Video 12/23/15) As 2015 comes to a close, farmers are ready for a better year. They enjoyed high prices and record yields over the past few years, but in 2015, prices and yields fell. (Runtime: 01:19)
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Sensory analysis center offers product testing, tasting
(Distributed 12/22/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Food products can be prepared, tasted, tested and evaluated in a state-of-the-art facility in the new Sensory Analysis Center on the LSU AgCenter campus.
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2015 Louisiana rice crop a challenge for many farmers
(Distributed 12/22/15) CROWLEY, La. – The 2015 Louisiana rice crop was a challenge for many farmers with excessive rain in the south and hot temperatures in the north. That was followed by excellent weather for harvest. While the first crop harvest was a decline from the exceptional harvests of the past two years, the second crop in south Louisiana was exceptionally good
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4-H’ers ride for fitness, learn about health
(Distributed 12/22/15) MANSURA, La. – 4-H Club members in a bicycle caravan rolled down the highway Dec. 18 to learn about the benefits of eating properly, exercising and making safety a habit.
Swan columbine
Swan Columbine – Plant of the Week for Dec. 21, 2015
(Distributed 12/21/15) Swan columbine is a great cool-season bedding plant that most Louisianians should get to know. It was named a Louisiana Super Plant in fall 2011. Unlike most other columbine varieties, the Swan series is propagated by seed.
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Civil rights activist Lutrill Payne Sr. honored at LSU College of Agriculture commencement ceremony
(Distributed 12/18/15) BATON ROUGE, La – In 1951, Lutrill Payne Sr. filed suit against Louisiana State University, which led to the desegregation of LSU’s graduate school. On Dec. 18, the LSU College of Agriculture recognized Payne’s accomplishments by posthumously awarding him the LSU University Medal, LSU’s highest honor, during its December commencement ceremony.
LaHouse to offer HVAC, air leak testing training in January
(Distributed 12/18/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center will offer classes in January that address new residential energy code requirements for Louisiana contractors, builders, inspectors and prospective code verifiers.
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New plant varieties discussed at materials conference
(Distributed 12/17/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Professionals in the plant materials industry heard about plants with potential and the latest plants from the industry at the Louisiana Plant Materials Conference at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on Dec. 8.
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Holiday cactuses are easy-care plants
(Distributed 12/17/15) HAMMOND, La. – Although poinsettias are typically associated with the holidays, another group of plants to consider are the Thanksgiving and Christmas cactuses. These are highly recommended for long-term enjoyment.
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LSU AgCenter, LSU College of Agriculture, Southern Ag Center announce faculty, staff award winners
(Distributed 12/16/15) BATON ROUGE, La.—The LSU AgCenter, the LSU College of Agriculture and the Southern University AgCenter announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards at a ceremony held Dec. 16 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
National forage, grasslands meeting set for Jan 10-13 in Baton Rouge
(Distributed 12/16/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – The American Forage and Grasslands Council will hold its annual conference on Jan. 10-13, 2016, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.
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