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Moth Orchids Popular Gift, Good Choice For Beginners
(For Release On Or After 12/24/04) Orchids are tough, resilient plants that produce beautiful flowers and are not really challenging to grow – if you just learn what growing conditions they prefer.

Most Plants Hardy But Some Need Freeze Protection
(For Release On Or After 12/10/04) Most plants in our landscapes are completely winter hardy, but some tender plants need to be protected from freezing temperatures.

LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Recommends Fall Soil Test
Soil Lab

(Distributed November 2004) Knowing what is in your soil and what nutrients it needs are basic first steps for healthy plants and a good crop, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske. Plants depend on soil for their food.

LSU AgCenter Family Economist Offers Six Steps to Six-figure Savings
(Distributed February 2004) Ever dream of winning the lottery? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people believe this is the only way they will ever achieve financial security, says LSU AgCenter family economics professor Dr. Jeanette Tucker.

Be Child Care Aware Appropriate Environments Ensure Safe, Healthy Children
(Distributed March 2004) One of the most important roles parents and caregivers serve is to ensure that the children entrusted to them thrive in healthy and safe environments, stresses LSU AgCenter child-care associate Cheri Gioe.
Be Child Care Aware Visiting Child-care Program Can Calm Concerns
(Distribution March 2004)Choosing to place your child in the care of someone else while you work often is a decision that comes with a lot of emotion and concern – frequently brought on by unfamiliarity of what happens in the child-care setting.
Argentine Ants Small But Invasive
(Distributed 10/14/04) They look like little tiny nomads, constantly on the move. They are hunters in search of water and something sweet, and, once an Argentine ant finds a food source, you can bet she will let her colony know about it.
Young People ‘Challenged’ At LSU AgCenter Camps
Canoeing at Challenge Camp
(Distributed 04/06/04) Young people from across Louisiana are being challenged to solve problems, work in teams and learn a variety of other skills during special camps offered by the LSU AgCenter.
Scholastic Premiums Awarded To Top Winners At LSU AgCenter Livestock Show
(Distributed 02/14/04) Scholastic awards in excess of $44,000 were presented Saturday (Feb. 14) to the top exhibitors of market animals at the 69th Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
20th Annual Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum Scheduled
(Distributed 02/16/04) The LSU AgCenter will host the 20th Annual Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum March 11 at the Holiday Inn Airport Financial Plaza in Shreveport.
Louisiana Forest Industry Launches Internet Site
(Distributed 02/16/04) Louisiana forest products companies have a new way to reach customers worldwide with the recent launch of an Internet Web site.
Louisiana Students ‘Take 10!’ To Fight Obesity
(Distributed 02/18/04) Students in Judy O’Neal and Daina Jackson’s second-grade classes at Tensas Elementary School in St. Joseph are taking a portion of their day to fight childhood obesity thanks to the LSU AgCenter and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Walkers To Enforce ‘LAW’ For Nutrition Month
(Distributed 02/19/04) The LSU AgCenter will help to encourage Louisiana residents to obey a different kind of "LAW" to observe national nutrition month during March.
New Orleans Hornets To Support Louisiana 4-H
(Distributed 02/20/04) More than 2,500 4-H’ers from across the state will venture to New Orleans next week as the New Orleans Hornets show their support for the LSU AgCenter youth development program.