Monday, April 27, 2015

Learn to Bird with an App

Roselie Overby, above, shared with participants at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife  Refuge during Earth Day how to bird using apps to identify bird songs.

What a great idea, for agritourism operators to take advantage of birding.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Farm Service Agency today announced that nearly 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses experienced from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.

The program, re-authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides disaster relief to livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish producers not covered by other agricultural disaster assistance programs. Eligible losses may include excessive heat or winds, flooding, blizzards, hail, wildfires, lightning strikes, volcanic eruptions and diseases, or in the case of honeybees, losses due to colony collapse disorder. Beekeepers, most of whom suffered honeybee colony losses, represent more than half of ELAP recipients.  To read more, click here.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Louisiana Agritourism Connection, April 2015 Edition Available Online

Visit our website and read the April edition of the  "The Louisiana Agritourism Connection," a 
quarterly e-newsletter providing information on how to start, grow or sustain your agritourism venture.

Topics covered in this newsletter include WesMar Farms inclusion in National Geogrpahic’s Gulf Coast map guide, information on home food sales, beekeeper’s inclusion in the Agritourism Limited Liability Law, workshop dates for Annie’s Project, American with Disabilities Act compliance, home gardening tips from LSU AgCenter, horticultural tips from LSU AgCenter and links to marketing sites. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Links to Online Vegetable, Pest, Chemical, Ants and Citrus Guides from the LSU AgCenter

Check out the online guides below by clicking here on the LSU AgCenter’s home gardening page. Publications may also we ordered. The list of publications include:

Louisiana Home Vegetable Gardening

Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide

Louisiana Suggested Chemical Weed Management Guide

The Pest Ants of Louisiana: A Guide to Their Identification,  Biology, and Control

Louisiana Home Citrus Production