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Researchers study double-drill rows for sugarcane
[Image: drill]

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. – The yield advantage of growing double-drill rows of sugarcane on 8-foot beds is being explored by the Louisiana sugar industry, said Kenneth Gravois, LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist.

Natchez Crape Myrtle – Ornamental Plant of the Week for July 27, 2015
[Image: Natchez Crape Myrtle ]

(Distributed 07/24/15) The premier crape myrtle in Louisiana historically has been Natchez.

AgCenter agents hear about irrigation efficiency
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(Distributed 07/24/15) FERRIDAY, La. – Attendees of a recent tour of northeastern Louisiana farms heard about research they can put in practice to help farmers’ bottom lines, including ways to make the most of irrigation.

Gomphrena produces colorful flowers now ’til frost
[Image: Fireworks gomphrena]

(Distributed 07/24/15) HAMMOND, La. – A tough plant that will keep blooming through summer and into fall, gomphrena likes really high temperatures. Also called globe amaranth, legend has it that the original planting was at the gates of Hades.

LaHouse displays lessons learned from hurricanes Katrina, Rita [Image: Claudette Reichel and visitors]
(Distributed 07/23/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU AgCenter housing specialist Claudette Reichel was in the midst of completing her dream project – building a sustainable demonstration home specifically designed for Louisiana’s hot and humid climate and able to withstand hazards common to the area such as hurricanes, flooding and termites.
Researchers use test plots to adapt recommendations [Image: field day audience]
(Distributed 07/23/15) RAYVILLE, La. – The differences in growing rice in north and south Louisiana create the need for researchers to study how farmers can adapt their practices to fit the varied environments, an LSU AgCenter expert said Tuesday (July 21).
Choose hostas for Louisiana gardens [Image: So Sweet hosta]
(Distributed 07/22/15) HAMMOND, La. – Shade-loving hostas are ranked the No. 1 herbaceous perennial in the United States, and for good reason, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Yan Chen.
Farm-to-school featured at Foodapalooza [Image: Frances Bordeaux]
(Distributed 07/20/15) ALEXANDRIA, La. – Ninety educators from across the state gathered at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria for the Foodapalooza: Farm to School Edition on July 14.
Sunflower – Ornamental Plant of the Week for July 20, 2015 [Image: sunflowers]
(Distributed 07/17/15) Sunflowers are among the easiest flowers to grow, and their flowers thrive in the heat of our summers. You can add sunflowers to a garden or landscape now for flowers by late summer or early fall.
New trees, shrubs evaluated at Hammond Research Station [Image: Gulf Embers red maple]
(Distributed 07/17/15) HAMMOND, La. – Since the debut of a landscape horticulture research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station nine years ago, gardens supporting the research at the station continue to expand.
Fig enthusiasts gather for annual field day [Image: Fig Field Day]
(Distributed 07/17/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Oppressive heat was not a deterrent for hobby fig growers and others interested in learning at the annual fig field day held at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden on July 11.
Agricultural Education students travel to Europe, gain international experience [Image: students in Bratislava]
(Distributed 07/17/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Tim Sandles is not usually one to venture outside of his comfort zone. The LSU graduate student from Madisonville, Texas, studying agricultural education decided to push himself this summer when he signed up for a study abroad program in Europe.
Farm-to-school group meets in New Orleans [Image: Lee Rouse]
(Distributed 07/17/15) NEW ORLEANS – Farm-to-school supporters heard about ways to increase the use of locally grown produce in schools at a regional meeting on Wednesday (July 16).
Producers hear about latest research at sugar field day [Image: Kenneth Gravois]
(Distributed 07/17/15) ST. GABRIEL, La. – Two potential new sugarcane varieties for Louisiana are entering their final year of evaluation, LSU AgCenter plant breeders told producers and industry representatives at the 33rd annual sugar field day on July 15 at the AgCenter Sugar Research Station.