Nematodes

I came across this article, Are Your Corn or Soybeans Looking Stressed?  in Wallace Farmer and was reminded that the late July heat could be the first sign of stress on corn and soybeans. The most common types of nematodes are the Plant-parasitic, which “are  microscopic worms that primarily live in the soil and feed

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Pet Owners and Organic Food

I came across this article, “Pets join in on the organic food trend”  in the LA Times, July 18, 2011.  This is a very informative article that has a lot of good information on this latest trend. I would like to point out some of the key points that struck me. “At Petco, a number

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Heat Wave 2011

Please be smart and make sure you are dealing with the heat in appropriate ways. Drink plenty of water and water.  On July 14, 2011 the National Weather Service declared Heat Warnings for 14 states.  Oklahoma has had 27 days of temperatures over 100 degrees.  Excessive heat is the biggest weather killer on average, with

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The Largest Urban Garden

A 40,000 square foot garden on the rooftop of a 6-story building in Queens, New York. It’s called Brooklyn Grange. Their story is awesome and they answer a lot of questions you might have about Urban Gardening. You really need to check out this video and story.  I have a whole new appreciation for Urban

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Fish Ingesting Plastic

I came across this article, “Fish ingesting plastic waste, study says” 250 million tons of plastic is produced each year, of that figure, 7 million tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean In the Pacific Ocean, 24,000 tons of plastic is ingested by fish. The point the article tries to make is that

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Is your steering wheel making you ill

Your steering wheel is collecting more bacteria than a toilet seat!  – This statement was made after researchers at Queen Mary University, London discovered there are almost nine times as many bacteria on a steering wheel than a toilet seat. Results of the study: Steering Wheel – 700 bacteria per square inch Toilet Seat – 

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5 Tips for Growing Sweet Corn

This is the first year I have planted a garden in our back yard.  I am most excited about the sweet corn. I have been watching it grow and just begin to tassel.  I came across this article, “How to Grow Sweet Corn” and really liked it. Check out these 5 Tips for growing Sweet

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