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Healthy Tip of the Week – COVID-19

Did you Know? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov) the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Things You Can Do To Support...

Fusicolla Orange Slime on Trees

Infrequently in the spring, you might see an orange, slimy substance slowly oozing from a wound on a hardwood tree. This is a fungus or a complex of fungi and yeast that colonize the sap that leaks...

Carpenter Bees Are Active Again

Spring is here and so are the carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are very active from early spring through summer around houses and other wooden structures. These insects earn their name because they...

Food Safety and COVID-19

During these uncertain times, as we cope with keeping ourselves and our families healthy and practice social distancing, many are asking how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) affects the safety of...

Fertilization of Peach Trees

When fertilizing peach trees in a backyard setting, consider tree age and growth rate, soil/tissue analysis, as well as location. Since peach trees do not produce fruit during the first two years...

Homemade Baby Food

Moms and dads are busy people, and some may wonder if it is worth the time it takes to make homemade baby food over the convenience of buying store-bought baby food. There are considerations to make...

Virginia Bluebells

Are you looking for an early-season, shade-loving perennial that has blue flowers and is also a native perennial wildflower? Then Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are an excellent choice to...

Tips for Fertilizing Pecan Trees

There are two approaches to fertilization. First, have the soil analyzed by a reputable lab and follow the scientifically based recommendations. The second often referred to as “a general...

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