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5/12/14 | 9:21 AM
Growers who raise vegetables, small grains, and corn silage would benefit by planting a cover crop to compensate for bare ground left after the summer harvest. Sunn Hemp is a fibrous, fast-growing, warm-season legume. It thrives in the heat of the summer, even in drought conditions. Konrad... listen now
5/5/14 | 12:03 PM
If you’re looking for an unusual plant to grow this year, try growing your own loofa sponges. Jeanine Davis is an extension specialist at North Carolina State University.  She says the loofa is a member of the gourd family and grown like any other squash. However, the plant needs to... listen now
5/5/14 | 11:53 AM
I’ve been vermicomposting for a couple of years now. My small bin of worms love the kitchen waste I feed them and have rewarded me with plenty of rich compost. Last summer I made a bucket of compost tea and gave my plants a nice, healthy drink.   Dawn Pettinelli is an extension... listen now
5/5/14 | 11:37 AM
I have a birdbath that I keep filled with water year-round. I’m rewarded with all kinds of birds coming to my back yard. Even squirrels enjoy a drink. Larger wildlife, such as deer, would also benefit from having water available when it’s hard to find. Dotty Woodson is a water... listen now
5/5/14 | 11:27 AM
When you need to get water from point-a-to-point-b, a good garden hose comes in handy. It can be tough to shop for a hose because there are so many choices. Denny Schrock is the Master Gardener Coordinator for Iowa and says start your selection process by choosing the length. Think about the... listen now
5/5/14 | 11:15 AM
Just think of all the batteries you depend on every day to power your cell phones, computers, and other gadgets. When you’re done using those batteries, what do you do with them?  Recycling is the safest option. The main reason we recycle batteries is to prevent toxic metals from... listen now
5/5/14 | 10:06 AM
Thanks to a forward-thinking couple in the 1920’s, thousands of California children from all races and backgrounds are learning about the environment and where their food comes from. Hidden Villa is a non-profit educational organization located at the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It... listen now
4/28/14 | 9:50 AM
I’m one of these people that feels an instant maternal instinct when I find a baby bird or rabbit. I so badly want to take it inside, feed it, and make sure it’s warm and safe. But, I also know this is probably not in the best interest of the animal. Michele Wellard is the... listen now
4/28/14 | 9:42 AM
Bobwhite quail were once considered a premier upland game bird throughout the Midwest and southeastern United States. Bobwhite numbers peaked in the mid-1950s and have been on a slow decline since, due to changes in land use. Bob Pierce is an extension wildlife specialist at the University of... listen now
4/28/14 | 9:33 AM
Leafy greens are among the most popular plants grown for home use and farmer’s markets. Unfortunately, insects like eating salad too.   Rick Weinzierl is an extension entomology specialist at the University of Illinois. He says the impact that insects can have on a successful harvest... listen now


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