Cucumber family: More than cucumbers Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
Some of the most popular vegetables planted in Acadiana home vegetable gardens belong to the cucumber family, or Cucurbitaceae.
Members of that...
Senorita Rosalita Cleome is a winner Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
A new cleome called Senorita Rosalita is a radical departure from the cleomes, or spider flowers, we have grown in the past.
Spider flower (Cle...
Dealing with scale insects Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
Scale insects are one of the more common groups of insects that attack plants. You may find them feeding on trees, shrubs and even indoor plants...
Use insecticides only when needed Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
Yard and garden pest problems will become more common as we move into the warmer summer months.
Some gardeners still feel that they should imme...
Silverbell: A great,
under-used native tree Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
Silverbells comprise several species of native trees that are attracting increased interest in the southeastern United States.
The two-winged s...
Maintain your rose garden Home gardeners need to increase their knowledge and awareness of cultural practices recommended for roses in our landscapes.
Now is the time of the year to get started with your rose garden maint...
sweeteners Jan Coussan
Sugar, or sucrose, is one of the most widely used ingredients in the foods we buy and consume. All other sweeteners basically are compared to how they stac...
Landscapes are looking like spring Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
Landscapes are in various stages of their spring awakening. With our unusually warm January and February, we’re seeing flower buds opening and f...
at AgCenter Breaux Bridge – An ornamental workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the St. Martin Parish County Agent’s Office.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Allen Owings, LSU professor of ...
La. plant hardiness zone
changes shown on map Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
When the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map in January, it prompted quite a bit of conversation in the...
Using landscape mulch Chris Robichaux, Ph.D.
Mulching is a great sustainable landscape practice when done correctly. The new year is a good time to review the use of mulch in the landscape ...