LSU AgCenter

Look out for chilli thrips this fall

age is apparent on a Knock Out rose plant.
--Steven Arthurs Photo, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

HAMMOND — As cooler fall temperatures arrive, LSU AgCenter horticulturists are observing more cases of chilli thrips damage in nursery and landscape plants.

Corn maze set for October at Botanic Gardens at Burden

Children play king of the hay mountain at a previous LSU AgCenter Burden Research Center's Corn Maze Festival. This year’s corn maze will be open Saturdays in October.
--Johnny Morgan AgCenter file photo

BATON ROUGE — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will welcome the fall season with a Corn Maze Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 3

LSU AgCenter: Irrigate wisely during dry weather

Lawns and landscapes across Louisiana are showing signs of drought and summer stress.
--Allen Owings, LSU AgCenter

HAMMOND — The second hottest July on record in many parts of Louisiana coupled with below-normal rainfall statewide over the past eight weeks has led to drought symptoms in most landscapes.

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