The LSU Agricultural Center Ascension Parish will sponsor its Home Vegetable Garden Contest for adults and 4-H youth in May.

The contest is held to encourage home vegetable gardeners to produce quality vegetables for home consumption, economic gain, and to improve the knowledge of cultural practices and insect and disease control in the home vegetable garden, a news release said.

Categories for vegetable gardens include youth gardens; adult small home vegetable gardens of less than 1,000-square feet, adult medium gardens from 1,000 square feet to 3,500 square feet and adult large gardens that are greater than 3,500 square feet.

All gardens must have at least four different types of vegetables.

Only gardens located in Ascension Parish are eligible for participation. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category.

Gardens will be judged mid-May.

For information, call Craig Roussel at (225) 621-5799 before May 1.