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June 6, 2016

Spring brings an awakening to our landscapes, as thermal energy is accumulated trees and shrubs break bud, flower, and leaf out...

May 31, 2016

Plants need good growing conditions in order to thrive. What those conditions are varies from plant to plant...

May 31, 2016

If you plan to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with a picnic, it’s important to keep food safety in mind. Follow these safe food handling tips to reduce you and your guests’ risk for foodborne illness...

May 23, 2016

Unit pricing tells you the cost per pound, quart, or other unit of weight or volume of a food package. It is usually posted on the shelf below the food. The shelf tag shows the total price (item price) and price per unit (unit price) for the food item. Can you save money by reading unit pricing? The answer is yes!

May 23, 2016

When most of us think of GMOs or genetically modified organisms, we think about crops like corn and soybean that have been genetically altered to resist some pests (e.g. corn borer), or survive being sprayed with a weed control herbicide (e.g. glyphosate).

May 23, 2016

Having a job can have both positive and negative consequences for a teen...

May 19, 2016

Tried and true, the geranium is one of the most popular flowering plants for a garden bed, containers, pots and hanging baskets.

May 16, 2016

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a great time to ramp up physical activity. Regular exercise is important for overall health, sense of well-being, and maintenance of a healthy body weight.

May 9, 2016

When is the best time to plant warm season vegetables in your garden? That’s not an easy question. Some gardeners like to wait until Memorial Day or later to ensure the cold weather and frosts are over.

May 9, 2016

One of the first vegetables available in the spring is asparagus...

May 8, 2016

It’s time to plant your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.

May 8, 2016

It’s time to begin your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.

May 5, 2016

Do you remember celebrating Arbor Day when you were in grade school and you were given a seedling to plant?

May 2, 2016

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services jointly publish a report called the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

April 28, 2016

Even though our area has had a mild winter, there may be parts of your home turf that may have suffered winter damage...

April 26, 2016

Next week is Screen Free Week. It’s a good time for parents to review how much time their children spend in front of a TV, computer, cell phone or video game.

April 18, 2016

Friday is Earth Day which serves as a reminder for us to protect our environment.

April 18, 2016

Fruit growers are wondering if they will have any fruit this summer.

April 18, 2016

Fruit growers are wondering if they will have any fruit this summer.

Frost damage on ash
April 12, 2016

When we have unusually high temperatures in early spring, many woody trees and shrubs will break bud and leaf out or flower early. Once we have suddenly dipped back into winter with below freezing temperatures, frost damage occurs.