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Louisiana photographers will have an opportunity to submit their best photos of beautiful Louisiana flowers, plants, lawns and gardens as the LSU AgCenter announces its call for entries for the 2014 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar.  Submissions must be high-resolution digital images on CD and submitted with a 2014 Call for Entries form. All images must be photographed in Louisiana and the original work of the photographer submitting the image. Photographers may submit up to 25 of their best gardening photographs. CDs will not be returned.

Photographers chosen for the monthly pages will receive 10 copies of the published calendar, and their names will be included with their photos. Other photographers chosen will be credited and receive two copies of the published calendar. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2013, and the entry form is available online at www.LSUAgCenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar. Entries must be mailed to Elma Sue McCallum, LSU AgCenter, 135 Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Elma Sue McCallum can be reached at 225-578-2462 or emccallum@agcenter.lsu.edu

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Hoop Houses (plastic covered tunnels) are a great way to protect plants from the cold, lengthen your growing season in both fall and spring, and potentially increase the yields of produce growing in your garden. In this 1 1/2 minute instructional video, Leslie Burks, Project Manager and John Englert, Plant Specialist share how to build a hoop house of your own. To view the video go to:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/6434312005

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