Dan Gill

Dan is an Associate Professor in Consumer Horticulture with the LSU AgCenter. He is the spokesperson for the LSU AgCenterââ

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NPR Story
7:11 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Tree Protection Zone: Keep Out

When construction is done around an existing trees -- whether building a new home or repairing a driveway -- trees can be easily damaged.

This can be avoided if trees are properly protected.


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7:01 am
Sat January 24, 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow? Write it Down.

Keeping records can help make you a better gardener.


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NPR Story
6:56 am
Sat January 10, 2015

After the Deep Freeze, Wait to Clean up the Garden

Banana plants exhibit cold damage in the trial gardens at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.

Temperatures dropped down to around 20 degrees in the Baton Rouge area during the recent arctic blast. A freeze this severe can cause significant damage to tropical plants, even plants that were covered or otherwise protected. 


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WRKF
6:56 am
Sat January 10, 2015

After the Deep Freeze, Wait to Clean up the Garden

Banana plants exhibit cold damage in the trial gardens at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.

Temperatures dropped down to around 20 degrees in the Baton Rouge area during the recent arctic blast. A freeze this severe can cause significant damage to tropical plants, even plants that were covered or otherwise protected. 


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WRKF
7:31 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Weeds Persist, Even in Winter

Winter weed killers.

It would be nice to think we could take the winter off from worrying about weeds. Unfortunately, there are many weeds that thrive in the mild-to-cold temperatures. 


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WRKF
6:51 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Bulbs With a Need for Chill

Tulip bulb

Certain spring-flowering bulbs, particularly tulips and hyacinths, need to be pre-chilled to bloom properly in the spring. Louisiana's winters aren't cold enough, long enough to satisfy their need for chill.


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WRKF
7:01 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Leaves, They're Not Just for Raking

When deciduous shade trees drop their leaves in the fall, most people just rake them up, put them in bags, and set them out with the trash to be collected. What a shame!


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6:51 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Even House Plants Get Bugs

You may think that plants inside our homes are shielded from insect problems. But that's simply not the case. 


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7:02 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Harvesting Fall

Many of the vegetables we planted in Louisiana in late summer or early fall will be ready to be harvested soon.


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6:36 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Bundle Up Your Buds

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:51 pm

Despite the relative mildness of Louisiana winters overall, severe freezes do occur, and they can be devastating to tropical plants growing in our landscapes.

All it takes is one night of temperatures in the low 20s or teens to severely damage or kill many of our tropicals.


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