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Rice Research Station starts second century
(Distributed 06/30/09) CROWLEY, La. – The LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station is celebrating a century of operation this year, making it the oldest facility of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.

LSU AgCenter helps attack giant salvinia in north Louisiana lake
LDWF biologists

(Distributed 06/30/09) DOYLINE, La. – Scientists with the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are combining their efforts in an attempt to control giant salvinia – a noxious aquatic weed that is spreading across Lake Bisteneau in northwest Louisiana.

Blueberries are brimming with nutrients
(Radio News 06/29/09) Blueberries are brimming with nutrients and flavor, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

Food safety important during cookouts
(Radio News 06/29/09) Keep it clean when cooking or eating outdoors, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames. No one wants a picnic or cookout spoiled by foodborne illness. (Runtime: 60 seconds)

4-H'ers pledge to live healthfully
(Radio News 06/29/09) 4-H’ers pledge to live healthfully, and the LSU AgCenter is helping youngsters keep that pledge. From Smart Bodies to Smart Choices, the LSU AgCenter has a variety of programs that teach children about healthy living, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Denise Holston. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Interstate 69 will not affect Pecan Research Station
(Radio News 06/29/09) The LSU AgCenter Pecan Research-Extension Station in Shreveport will not be affected by the latest alignment of Interstate 69 in southern Caddo Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Dr. Patrick Colyer, the LSU AgCenter's Northwest Region director, says this is great news. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Louisiana blueberries are in season
(TV News 06/29/09) Blueberries are little berries with big health benefits -- and they are in season now. Louisiana has its share of blueberry growers, and the quality of this year’s crop is as high as its nutrition content. (Runtime: 56)
Shade trees can cut energy costs
(Audio 06/29/09) This time of the year it is easy to evaluate where you may need shade in your lawn and landscape. You also may want to consider providing shade for your house. This can cut energy costs. Make a plan to plant shade trees during the fall. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Mowing and watering are important summer lawn chores
(Radio News 06/29/09) Lawn care is in high gear this time of the year, and homeowners should be mowing regularly. Another lawn chore includes watering when drought stress occurs. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Vegetables can thrive in Louisiana's heat
(Audio 06/29/09) The intense heat we have in Louisiana during July doesn't mean we can't plant vegetables into our gardens. A number of vegetables actually grow well and even thrive in our summer heat. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Tomato quality drops in July
(Audio 06/29/09) The highest quality tomatoes come out of Louisiana gardens in late May and early June. In July, the intense heat takes its toll on the plants and the fruit they produce. Tomato production will drop off this month. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Web worms feed on tree foliage
(Audio 06/29/09) Web worms are small, fuzzy caterpillars that feed on the foliage of a variety of trees. They create a web tent, and while they may not look nice, they do not harm the tree. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Louisiana 4-H University winners named
(Distributed 06/26/09) BATON ROUGE – Louisiana youth took home honors as state contest winners and alternates as the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University concluded Thursday night (June 25) on the LSU campus.
Consider treelike hollies for the landscape
(Distributed 06/26/09) Hollies are right behind azaleas, gardenias, camellias, sasanquas and Indian hawthorns in popularity among evergreen shrubs, and they may even be more popular than some of those.