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Plant a Bee-Friendly Garden

Plant a Bee-Friendly Garden

With more than 75 percent of flowering plants in need of pollination, it’s important to know how you can support pollinator health. One way we ...

Hit the Natural Turf Running

Hit the Natural Turf Running

Imagine this: a perfectly manicured field, the day is just warm enough and a soccer ball is at your feet. The ref blows the whistle. You watch ...

Don’t Bring Home an Extra Camper: Tips to Keep Kids Bug Bite-Free

Don’t Bring Home an Extra Camper: Tips to Keep Kids Bug Bite-Free

As summer approaches, parents are quickly planning their kid’s summer activities. For many, this includes packing their bags and heading to summer camp – the ...

How golf courses prepare for the season’s rush

Dr. John Stier, Environmental Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Horticulture-University of Wisconsin, Madison. The PGA season has begun and people who live in temporal climates are itching to get back on the course, but it’s still too cold. Ever wonder what golf courses ... Read More

Are your pets more vulnerable to pests?

Melissa Brookshire, DVM, runs North River Enterprises and provides consulting services on pet food and animal health companies while balancing her life as a mom of two active boys. A graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Melissa owned and operated a ... Read More

How to control winter weeds

Dr. John Stier, Environmental Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Horticulture-University of Wisconsin, Madison. Winter weather alone doesn’t solve all your weed problems. Most winter weeds are known as winter annuals, which germinate from seeds in the fall, stop growing in the spring and flower ... Read More

Keep your pets happy and healthy-the importance of a pest free environment

Melissa Brookshire, DVM, runs North River Enterprises and provides consulting services on pet food and animal health companies while balancing her life as a mom of two active boys. A graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Melissa owned and operated a ... Read More

IPM 101: Pest Management in Schools

Dr. John Stier, Environmental Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Professor and Chair of the Dept. Horticulture-University of Wisconsin, Madison. As schools begin their “spring” semesters (in unusually cold temperatures in many places), administrations will begin preparing for warmer weather and the many bugs and creatures that come to life with ... Read More

What about pruning your trees and shrubs during winter?

Cathie Lavis is a professor of horticulture at Kansas State University. Her expertise includes landscaping, arboriculture, irrigation, and landscape contracting. She provides insight for homeowners and gardeners on plant care, selection, and more. Although the removal of dead, damaged or diseased branches and stems can be ... Read More

Protecting Plants in the Ice and Snow

Cathie Lavis is a professor of horticulture at Kansas State University. Her expertise includes landscaping, arboriculture, irrigation, and landscape contracting. She provides insight for homeowners and gardeners on plant care, selection, and more. Although there really is little we can do to safeguard plants from harsh ... Read More

New Year’s Resolution – Debug Your Home

As we welcome in the New Year, consider making a resolution to take actions that will help keep bugs outside and your family safe inside. A few simple steps can help keep pests under control and reduce their motivation for making themselves at home in ... Read More

Are you hosting unwanted guests?

As the weather has turned cooler in many parts of the country, bugs and critters seek shelter in warm, cozy homes just like yours. In addition to annoyance and making your skin crawl, many of these pest also pose real health risks to you and ... Read More

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