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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...

Managing Mistletoe

Now that the oaks have shed their leaves, look for the green azalea-sized clusters of mistletoes (Phoradendron serotinum) nestled comfortably in the bare branches. This half-parasitic plant has been...

Winter Interest in the Landscape

Does your winter landscape make you want to hibernate until spring? If planned properly, a garden in the winter can provide interest and chase away the winter blues. Many woody and herbaceous...

Cooking the Holiday Turkey

There are at least 3 tasty options for cooking your holiday turkey: roasting, smoking, or frying. Before cooking your turkey, it is highly recommended to make sure it is completely defrosted. This...

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