If you like the flowering habit of shade-loving impatiens, you’ll be excited to know more about the impatiens that boldly go when no impatiens have gone before – into full sun.
Persistent wet weather is creating conditions for Entomosporium leaf spot to make an appearance in Louisiana. Caused by the fungus Entomosporium mespili, it’s a common disease of various woody ornamentals in the family Rosaceae.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal.
Heavy rains are causing problems for some Louisiana soybean and corn farmers, especially in the north part of the state where a storm system brought as much as 10 inches of rain in some areas in the past week, but sugarcane and rice are not as affected by the weather.
The past 10 years have seen increased interest in growing olive trees in the southeastern United States.
Until recent years, blueberries weren’t looked at as a popular warm-season fruit compared to peaches, watermelons and others, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Charlie Johnson.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared May 18-24, 2015, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness Week. Meanwhile, a quarantine will be established for Webster Parish effective May 25, 2015, as a result of EAB’s presence in Louisiana.
A new disease is making its appearance on loropetalum plants in Louisiana nurseries and landscapes.
Roses are completing their initial spring bloom across Louisiana, and one group of roses is getting a good deal of attention.
Dozens of university wheat and oat varieties from university research and commercial companies were on display at the annual wheat and oat field day at the LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station Wednesday (April 22).
As Louisiana moves through spring, the state’s horticulture industry is shifting into high gear.
The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for proposals to enhance the competitiveness of Arkansas specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, floriculture and nuts.
An ornamental grass called Fireworks purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum Fireworks) has been selected by the LSU AgCenter as a Louisiana Super Plant for spring 2015. And, wow, are you going to be impressed by the colorful foliage of this grass.
Farmers were urged to be more mindful of protecting themselves from harm on the job at an LSU AgCenter farm safety meeting held Wednesday (April 15).
With breeding season underway, it is important for horse owners to pay attention to lameness in foals — a potential sign of a bacterial infection that causes joint ill.
Three food recalls are underway and they all have one ingredient in common,and there's a new poll on how Americans feel about fracking.
Some senators say the FDA should do more to protect pets, and the egg industry has ordered up a new spokesperson.
A major Wall Street firm predicts a big drop in oil prices. And breakfast is getting cheaper. Jane King is at the NASDAQ with those stories and more in today's AG and energy report.
Expect gas prices to continue to go up, and consumers want more local beef but there are no butchers left.
America’s got a new oil problem-where to put it all, and Smith &Wesson is fully loaded.