Cheers erupted as a remote-controlled door on a cage closed. A small ruby-throated hummingbird was inside at a feeder.
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M, is reminding horse owners to be vigilant in protecting their horses and vaccinate their animals for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV).
Growing interest in making fresher, more healthful food available in Louisiana communities has led the LSU AgCenter to implement the Louisiana Harvest of the Month pilot program in three Louisiana schools – Dufroq Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in New Orleans and North Bayou Rapides Elementary School in Alexandria.
Agricultural producers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators are working together in an effort to minimize the damage chemicals may have on honeybee populations in Louisiana.
American beautyberry is a great Louisiana native shrub that deserves increased use. Plants have abundant fruit production in the fall, and with their wildlife benefit, they fit well into a woodland garden setting.