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LaHouse to offer Lead Certified Renovator training
(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter LaHouse Resource Center will offer a Lead Certified Renovator training course on Feb. 23 and a refresher course on March 10.
Achyut Adhikari
LSU AgCenter to offer GroupGAP food safety training in Oak Grove
(02/04/16) OAK GROVE, La. – The LSU AgCenter will host a workshop on March 2-3 in Oak Grove to educate produce growers, packers and processors about GroupGAP, a new food safety certification program.
sugarcane aphids
LSU AgCenter offers guide on sugarcane aphid-resistant sorghum hybrids
(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter has released a guide listing grain sorghum hybrids that offer resistance to the sugarcane aphid, a pest that has caused significant damage to Louisiana’s sorghum crop in recent years.
Zaunbrecher presentation
International rice trade featured at producer meeting
(02/04/16) JENNINGS, La. – The possibility of exporting rice to China could become reality this year, and work continues to open trade with Cuba, the USA Rice president reported to rice growers at their annual meeting Wednesday (Feb. 3).
Belinda's Dream rose
February is rose care and preparation time
(02/04/16) HAMMOND, La. – Roses continue to be one of our most popular ornamental plants, and home gardeners should learn about and be aware of recommended management practices for them, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
Johanna Reese
AgCenter workshop helps teachers ‘greaux’ gardens
(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – A group of Ascension Parish teachers spent a day away from their students to become students themselves. The teachers were learning how to develop school gardens as part of the LSU AgCenter’s Greauxing Gardens program at the AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Claudette Reichel
AgCenter offers class on new home energy code Feb. 17
(02/04/16) BATON ROUGE La. – The LSU AgCenter will offer a seminar on Feb. 17 in Metairie to help educate home contractors, designers, inspectors and owners about new energy efficiency requirements.
Nearly time to plant citrus
(Video 02/08/16) It’s nearly time to plant citrus trees here in Louisiana — that is, after freezes are gone. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains which citrus are most and least tolerant of cooler weather and how to care for them. (Runtime: 01:47)
Pineapple Guava
Pineapple guava great for privacy screens, edible fruit
(Video 02/15/16) Pineapple guava is a plant you can grow as a privacy screen or grow into a tree. But as LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains on this edition of Get It Growing, the pineapple guava has no major insect or disease problems and produces delicious fruit. (Runtime: 01:51)
Program expands school gardens
(Video 02/03/16) An LSU AgCenter program is helping gardens sprout in schools across Louisiana. Teachers will soon be planting gardens at most public elementary and middle schools in Ascension Parish after a recent workshop aimed at getting school gardens growing. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 01:40)
Students get up close look at Mike the Tiger
(Video 02/03/16) LSU’s mascot is known as Mike the Tiger, the only live tiger mascot in the country. Students in the LSU College of Agriculture’s Residential College got an up-close look at Mike’s habitat and learned what it is like to take care of such a magnificent creature. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:33)
Dan Gill
Certified nursery, landscape training scheduled for Feb. 23-24 in Hammond
(02/03/16) HAMMOND, La. – The Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association in cooperation with the LSU AgCenter has scheduled a certified nursery and landscape professional manual review and exam for February 23-24, 2016, at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station.
Kiki Fontenot
Fontenot named Outstanding Young Extension Horticulturist
(02/03/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU AgCenter vegetable specialist Kathryn Fontenot has been named the recipient of the 2016 John E. Hutchinson Extension Award for Young Professionals from the Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
Achyut Adhikari
LSU AgCenter to offer food safety training in April
(02/03/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter will hold a three-day workshop on April 20-22 to educate food processors about safety regulations and best practices for preventing contamination.
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2015 was challenge for La. horticulture industry
(02/02/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – 2015 was a challenge for many members of Louisiana’s diverse horticulture industry, which includes vegetable crops, fruit crops, pecans, sweet potatoes, sod farming, nursery crops, landscape contracting and retail garden centers, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
cookie box
Children’s cooking activity set for Feb. 13 at Botanic Gardens at Burden
(02/01/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Kids can decorate and make their own Valentine sugar cookie box and fill it with candy at What’s Cooking... @Burden on Feb. 13.
Camellia stroll set for Feb. 21 in Hammond
(02/01/16) AMITE, La. – The 2016 Camellia Garden Stroll at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will be held on Feb. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wildflowers are a spring delight
(02/26/16) Mention blooming wildflowers and most people think of country meadows and drives along rural roads. Wildflowers, however, are to be found everywhere – even along the interstates and in major metropolitan areas.
red flowers
Use color effectively in the landscape
(02/19/16) Color is very important to us. We use it everywhere in our surroundings and on our bodies. We carefully consider which colors to combine and use in our interior decors. People take their time (sometimes too much) deciding on what colors they will wear for a day or even for a few hours. Yet, how many gardeners spend time to carefully consider and develop a color scheme for their flower beds and landscape?
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February can be a rainy month
(02/12/16) February weather often includes heavy and frequent rain, and this should remind us that Louisiana has a relatively wet climate. Periods of drought certainly do occur here, especially during the hot months of summer. But it is important for gardeners to realize that plant selection and the gardening techniques we use are largely influenced by the generous amount of annual rainfall we receive in Louisiana.
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