The LSU AgCenter is offering three updated guides about managing pests, plant diseases and weeds.

The guides – the 2012 Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide, 2012 Louisiana Plant Disease Management Guide and 2012 Louisiana Suggested Weed Management Guide – can be purchased for $12 per printed copy or downloaded free of charge.

The guides provide the latest information on pesticides, herbicides and other products available to help in controlling issues in areas ranging from home lawns to farm fields and forests. Each guide provides general instructions about uses of the products, the current product labels, application rates and use restrictions.

Each printed copy of a guide is $12 plus 9 percent tax and shipping charges. The guides can be ordered from the online store on LSU AgCenter website at www.lsuagcenter.com/onlinestore. Phone orders will also be taken at (225) 578-2263.

The guides also may be downloaded at no cost from the LSU AgCenter website by visiting www.lsuagcenter.com/managementguides.

The recommendations presented in the guides are based on research conducted by LSU AgCenter personnel in its Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station and Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the USDA.