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Garden Chores Continue Into Winter

(Audio 12/5/05) With our mild winters, there usually is something we can do in our gardens all year. When planting, pruning and routine chores slow down in the winter, there are other chores gardeners can do.

There Is Still Time To Plant Cool-season Bedding Plants

(Audio 12/5/05) If you haven't put in your cool-season bedding plants, now is the time. Just be sure not to put them out right before a hard freeze.

Poinsettias Brighten Home During Holidays

(Audio for 12/5/05) Poinsettias come in many different shapes and sizes. Proper care will assure a beautiful plant into the New Year.

Christmas Tree Farms Provide Fresh Trees, Family Fun

(Audio for 12/5/05) Cutting down your own Christmas tree is a fun way to get a fresh, live tree. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about how to find tree farms around Louisiana.

Vegetables To Plant In December
(Audio for 12/5/05) Despite the cold, there are a number of vegetables you can plant this time of the year. Just be sure to protect them from potential hard freezes.
Rake Leaves To Avoid Lawn Damage
(Distributed 11/30/05) Falling leaves are a sign of the season, but if you leave those leaves on your lawn, they can cause damage. Dan talks about ways to remove leaves from your lawn.
LSU AgCenter Recognized For Fight Against Childhood Obesity
(Distributed 11/30/05) The LSU AgCenter is part of a team recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the fight against childhood obesity.
Bleach Does Kill Mold – Within Limits
(Distributed 11/30/05) Stories are hitting the media saying bleach doesn’t work in mold cleanup and prevention. An LSU AgCenter expert says there are reasons for some of the confusion but that bleach is effective at killing mold.
Good Providers, Other 4-H Winners Recognized At Alternate Location This Year
4-H'ers in Tiger Stadium During New Orleans/Baton Rouge Educational Trip
(Distributed 11/30/05) The winners of this year’s Louisiana 4-H educational trip to New Orleans had to make a few adjustments to their plans, but they still had a good time, according to organizers at the LSU AgCenter. The usual trip just wasn’t possible this year because of the damage to the Superdome and other parts of the city from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, so LSU AgCenter officials planned a similar trip to Baton Rouge for the winners.
Replanting Storm-ravaged Landscapes Begins
(TV News For 11/28/05) Landscapes damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita can be revitalized. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about what can be done to repair the damage.
Reinforced House Withstands Storms
(TV News For 11/21/05) Added safety measures can make a difference on a home when a storm threatens. The proof stands on a corner lot in a development in Plaquemines Parish.
Added Strength Equals Added Insulation For Home
(Radio News For 11/28/05) Neighbors nicknamed Warren Lawrence’s home in Plaquemines Parish Fort St. Lawrence. Lawrence added special features to his home such as walls constructed of insulated concrete form. His home is outside of levee protection and vulnerable to storms.
New Production Record Set By Louisiana Soybean Farmers
(Distributed 11/29/05) Louisiana soybean farmers set a new yield record this year despite entering the season worrying about a potential struggle with Asian soybean rust.
Consider These Tips When Selecting Trees For Holidays
(Distributed 11/23/05) As the temperatures fall and holiday shoppers head for the malls, many people’s thoughts turn to decorating their homes for the holidays. Many Louisiana families will turn to natural trees as part of those decorations, and LSU AgCenter forestry specialist Dr. Don Reed offers tips on picking out the perfect tree, as well as keeping it looking perfect all season long.