LSU AgCenter

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.

La. team places second in 4-H seafood cook-off

The Ascension Parish team of Eden Schexnayder, Jared Barrilleaux, Kassie deVeer and Hannah Barrilleaux captured second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition on Aug. 9 in New Orleans.
--Rick Bogren Photo

NEW ORLEANS — A team of young chefs from Ascension Parish earned second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition, on Aug. 9.

Horticulturist: Roses need summer care

Horticulture professor Allen Owings leads a rose care discussion in the sun garden at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
--LSU AgCenter/Johnny Morgan photo

HAMMOND — Summer is not the most enjoyable time to work in the yard in Louisiana, but rose bushes need attention to ensure good performance through the summer and into early fall.

Frustrating shopping experiences of plus-sized teens

Laurel Romeo, assistant professor in the LSU College of Agriculture’s Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising, views a scan from the body scanner which takes a person’s measurements. Romeo conducted a study of plus-sized teens to learn about their shopping experiences.
--LSU AgCenter/Tobie Blanchard Photo

BATON ROUGE — Teenage girls who are considered plus-sized say shopping for clothing is a frustrating and often humiliating experience, according to a recent study.

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