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Blight Threatens Tomato Season

When most people think of the word “blight,” they think of a disease that spreads rapidly. When growing tomatoes in …

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Leland Cypress Needle Drop

This time of year leyland cypress shed their older needles. Needle drop, or needle shedding, is more pronounced this …

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Early Blight Reported on Tomatoes

A sample of tomato leaves with early blight was brought to our office yesterday. Early blight, caused by the funugs Alternaria …

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Organic Gardening

Ask any gardener what they consider to be organic gardening, and you’ll hear a variety of answers. If you …

The Benefits of Being a Locavore

Are you a locavore? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a locavore as someone who eats foods grown locally whenever possible. There …

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This publication offers information on stepfamily relationships and dynamics.

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