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8/25/14 | 11:53 AM
A lot of people decorate garlands and wreaths with bittersweet. Extension Specialist Nancy Loewenstein at Auburn University says native bittersweet isn't a problem, but Asiatic bittersweet, also known as oriental bittersweet, is a nuisance in the eastern U.S. It hides during the growing... listen now
8/25/14 | 11:43 AM
The next time I put on my softest sweater, I’m going to thank a fiber goat that gave its hair so that I could be warm. Ronald Pope is an animal fiber research scientist for Texas Agrilife Extension. He says the most common fiber goat is the Angora, which produces mohair. Other... listen now
8/25/14 | 10:49 AM
If you want to preserve meat, fruits and vegetables but don’t want the hassle of canning, try a food dehydrator. The food sits on trays as warm air circulates around it. The moisture is removed, which then prevents the growth of mold and bacteria. It also makes the food smaller and lighter,... listen now
8/18/14 | 9:47 AM
Make your own herb-flavored vinegar to spice things up in the kitchen. Lisa Treiber is a food safety extension educator at Michigan State University. She recommends three-to-four fresh or dried sprigs of herbs to one pint of vinegar, either white or apple cider vinegar. Use only commercially-... listen now
8/18/14 | 9:14 AM
The state of Iowa is a long way from the Gulf of Mexico, but a young Dayton, Iowa, couple is doing what they can to prevent excess nutrients from flowing downstream into the gulf waters. AJ and Kellie Blair own a corn and soybean farm in a watershed that eventually reaches the Mississippi river... listen now
8/18/14 | 9:05 AM
Equine herpesvirus is highly-contagious disease among horses, donkeys, and mules. It’s spread by close contact, and causes respiratory infection, abortion, and neurological disease. Becky Bott is an extension equine specialist at South Dakota State University. She says there are two... listen now
8/18/14 | 8:57 AM
I have a beautiful, mature ash tree in my yard that shades the west side of my house. It’s healthy, and structurally sound. At this point, the emerald ash borer isn’t close by, but it’s probably only a matter of time before it’s here. Once that happens we could chemically... listen now
8/8/14 | 3:03 PM
The next time you have grass stains on your pants or blueberry stains on your shirt, don’t throw them away, add more stains!  The colors of nature can be directly dyed into yarn, clothing, and other materials using plants from your landscape.   Chris McLaughlin is an expert on... listen now
8/8/14 | 2:55 PM
Vultures – also called buzzards - are nature’s cleanup service. Turkey vultures dine on all things dead and prefer road kill to your chicken flock. Black vultures will go after weak and vulnerable livestock. When they clash with humans, it can get ugly.   Both species congregate... listen now
8/8/14 | 2:45 PM
From vegetable gardens to fields of corn and soybeans, cover crops have become the backbone of sustainable land management practices. But before they can offer any benefit, they have to be seeded just right.   Dean Baas is an extension senior research associate at Michigan State University.... listen now


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