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AgCenter: ‘Master Gardener’ course now available AgCenter: ‘Master Gardener’ course now available
January 30 at 1:32 pm
Residents of St. Charles and St. John parishes who are interested in becoming a Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer, are invited to participate in the 2015 LMG certification program beginning April 7.

AgCenter: include fig trees in the home orchard AgCenter: include fig trees in the home orchard
January 09 at 10:38 am
Home gardeners around Louisiana frequently have fruit trees in their landscapes and when it comes to producing home-grown fruit, nothing could be easier than figs.

AgCenter: help trees with proper mulching AgCenter: help trees with proper mulching
December 25, 2014 at 8:14 am
Mulching trees is a recommended cultural practice with many benefits, yet too much can literally kill a tree if applied improperly.

Agcenter seeks to become Destination Agcenter seeks to become Destination
April 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm
The LSU AgCenter Burden Center is moving forward with its plans to become more of a Baton Rouge destination than just a research station through the help of private donations.


Cucumber family provides many favorite vegetables
March 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

Sun-loving bedding plants perform spring through fall
March 26, 2012 at 9:32 am
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

Dealing with garden pests
March 26, 2012 at 9:12 am
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

Silverbell is great, underused native tree
March 16, 2012 at 10:25 am
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

It’s time to start rose care
March 01, 2012 at 2:30 pm
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

Landscapes are beginning to look like spring
February 24, 2012 at 9:22 am
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

Popular ground cover works well in La.
February 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

Prune trees, shrubs carefully Prune trees, shrubs carefully
February 03, 2012 at 10:31 am
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

Manage for nematodes in vegetable gardens
January 27, 2012 at 9:59 am
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

Time to plant hedges
January 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

Consider planting spring-flowering trees this year
January 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

Try a horticulture resolution this year
January 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

La. farmers withstand drought, floods in ‘11
January 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm
In a year marked by drought and floods, Louisiana farmers still managed to have a good year in 2011.

Resolve to eat healthy this year
January 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm
If you ask the average Joe (or Jane) about his New Year’s resolutions, chances are losing weight is going to be toward the top of the list, as each year seemingly countless Americans resolve to shed the extra pounds they’re carrying.

Holiday cactuses brighten season
December 29, 2011 at 10:57 am
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings

Winter good time to prune trees, shrubs
December 29, 2011 at 10:57 am
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

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