|Winter is best time to grow spinach
February 03, 2011 at 9:20 am
County Agent, LSU AgCenter
|Deck the halls with colorful berries
December 02, 2010 at 1:52 pm
|How to winterize your garden equipment
November 12, 2010 at 9:00 am
Once colder temperatures arrive, lawn grasses and various landscape ornamentals will recline into a dormant state signaling the time to tuck away gardening equipment for the winter.
|Grow zinnias in indoor bouquets
September 02, 2010 at 9:03 am
Colorful, flowering bouquets arranged with textured foliage make homes more comfortable and enjoyable throughout the winter months. One of the easier and more dependable flowering plants that delivers a rainbow of color for making indoor arrangements is zinnias.
|Now is the time to prepare October pumpkin patch
July 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm
Growing pumpkins in the backyard garden can be fun, and there are countless varieties of pumpkin that range in size, color and shape.
|Watch for Bagworms and Fall Web Worm Caterpillars
July 08, 2010 at 9:22 am
Two insect pests that can be quite troublesome during the summer months are bagworms and fall web worm caterpillars.
|Prune for air movement before hurricanes come
June 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm
Rene Schmit is a County Agent for the LSU AgCenter.
|Successfully grow, maintain Azaleas this spring
April 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm
No other shrub in the home landscape can beat azaleas for flower power when they are in full bloom.
|County agent shares tips on when to harvest citrus
November 02, 2009 at 11:11 am
County agent shares tips on when to harvest citrus
Homeowners with citrus trees often question the proper time to initiate harvest of the fruit. The answer is that harvest is based on several factors.
January 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm
Irish potatoes are a popular vegetable for many home gardeners because they are easy to grow and often return a high yield for the small area they occupy in the garden.
|Recommended practices for quality citrus production
February 27, 2008 at 11:31 am
Citrus is undoubtedly one of the most popular backyard fruits grown by homeowners throughout southeast Louisiana, mainly because citrus is easy to grow and often produces well each season.
|July best month to fertilize lawns
July 19, 2006 at 1:03 pm
Late July is the optimum time to make that final application of nitrogen fertilizer to the lawn. Since nitrogen typically lasts 8 to 10 weeks in the soil, this would allow enough time for depletion of the nitrogen before the arrival of cooler temperatures in the fall.
|Do You Have A Disaster Plan For Your Animals?
June 14, 2006 at 11:40 am
If you have pets or livestock, your family’s disaster plans need to include what you’ll do with them.
"Don’t wait until a storm, flood or other disaster threatens to think about what you will do with pets or livestock," says LSU AgCenter veterinarian Dr. Christine Navarre. "Make plans early, so you can put those plans into play the minute a potential disaster threatens.
|Some insects like it hot
June 14, 2006 at 11:21 am
Two important insect pests that include grasshoppers and chinch bugs are showing up a little earlier than normal and have begun making their presence known to many homeowners.
|Tis the season for caterpillars
April 12, 2006 at 11:09 am
Populations of the Eastern Tent and Forest Tent caterpillars are back and it seems that there are more of them than last year!
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