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NELA AgCenter creates exhibit on healthy food choices

The program is designed to increase awareness in elementary school children of the links between food origins, nutrition and health. → Read More

August care improves fall rose performance

Late summer is the time to begin preparing roses for spectacular fall blooms. → Read More

Japanese maples make good specimen trees

Japanese maples can be outstanding small trees for specimen plantings and focal-point use in residential landscapes. → Read More

LSU AgCenter Garden Fest June 18 in BR

BATON ROUGE. – Visitors will have the opportunity to sample fruits and vegetables fresh from the garden along with creations from local food companies and enjoy summer family fun at the annual Garden Fest on Ju → Read More

AgCenter program finds Plants with Potential

LSU AgCenter horticulturists are on the hunt to rediscover underused landscape plants. → Read More

Leaf gall cropping up on camellias, azaleas

Symptoms of leaf gall start appearing soon after the plants finish flowering. → Read More

SunPatiens offer proven La. performance

SunPatiens bedding plants thrive in our Louisiana summer heat and humidity. → Read More

Check out this alternative hydrangea

Allen Owings recommends several oakleaf hydrangea, Alice, Snowflake and Ellen Huff. → Read More

LSU AgCenter names spring Super Plants

The AgCenterSuper Plants for spring 2016 – the Evolution series salvia and Serenita Raspberry angelonia. → Read More

Flooded landscapes require special care

Freshwater flooding caused by excessive rainfall primarily affects landscape plants by saturating the soil, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill. → Read More

New rose collection features top performers

My Hometown Roses collection from Star Roses and Plants for Louisiana listed under Story Highlights → Read More

Prevent further damage to your home and health

LSU AgCenter material: Cleaning flooded homes, mold removal guide, how to replace important papers → Read More

Rose workshop set for Feb. 12-13 in Lafayette

The Gulf District of the American Rose Society and the LSU AgCenter will present a midwinter workshop on rose care Feb. 12-13 in Lafayette. → Read More

Time to plant Swan columbine

Swan columbine was named a Louisiana Super Plant in fall 2011. → Read More

LSU accepting entries for 2017 Get It Growing calendar

The LSU AgCenter has issued a call for entries for photographs for its 2017 Get It Growing calendar to give photographers an opportunity to have their photos selected for the next edition. → Read More