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Watch Out For Squash Vine Borers

While growing your own vegetables can be quite rewarding, it can also be frustrating, especially when a lush squash plant seems to up and die in a matter of a few days. If you’ve ever attempted to...

Donor Human Milk: Is it beneficial?

Human milk offers advantages to all newborns, but particularly benefits low birth weight, premature infants. When infants are born premature and at a low birth weight they are at higher risk for...

The Detox Tea Trend

Social media is full of unsolicited advice on health and lifestyle. Trending recently is consuming detox drinks to lose weight. These drinks are often promoted by celebrities, and aggressively...

Is Using Wild Yeast Such A Wild Thought?

Yeast plays an important role in making bread and producing alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and mead. It is important to note, however, that not all yeast is the same. Large companies...

Drying Up Root and Crown Rot Pathogens

There is an old saying, “too much or too little water can kill or harm plants”. This simple statement speaks volumes in understanding plant disease prevention. Most plants can be affected by some...

Debunking Internet Health Claims

It seems like every day there is a new “cure-all” supplement pill or home-remedy popping up on social media. They claim to cure ailments, improve health and fight disease. With a recent flood of new...

Earth-Kind® Roses

Q: Are there any low maintenance roses I can plant in my landscape? If you desire a low maintenance rose bush, look to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service list of Earth-Kind® Roses. Roses cultivars...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “super foods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out...

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