LSU Ag Center

Tammi Arender

Historic March floods will cost Louisiana farmers at least $10 million in lost revenue and damage to crops and livestock, according to a preliminary damage report released Monday by the LSU AgCenter.

Dan Gill

Turf, shrubs and herbaceous plants submerged by floodwaters last month are unlikely to survive, according LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill. Gill says now is the time to carefully assess flood-affected landscapes. He says plant roots get the oxygen they need from air spaces in the soil, but in a flood roots are deprived of the oxygen and may drown. 

Kate Archer Kent

An initiative to create a healthy regional food system for the Ark-La-Tex is the motivation behind an event Sunday in Shreveport called “Greens on the Red.” 

The event will recognize the wide variety of greens that can grow in this region. The first “Greens on the Red” will showcase 18 greens, according to LSU Extension Agent Grace Peterson. She says she hopes to demonstrate that growing leafy vegetables doesn’t have to mean planting a high-maintenance garden.