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  • Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast unclear; inquiry continues

    The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...
  • Best care for orchids: Quick how-to from Santa Barbara show pro

    An orchid isn't exactly a puppy, but it is one of those gifts that requires regular care. If you’re given one — or if you pick one up this weekend at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show — you should know the basics. Brian...
  • West Fertilizer Co. fined $2,300 in 2006 for lack of safety plan

    West Fertilizer Co. fined $2,300 in 2006 for lack of safety plan
    The West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday was fined $2,300 in 2006 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not having a risk management program in place, records show.  West Fertilizer Co. settled with the environmental agency in...
  • Now is a Good Time to Test your Soil

     
    I'm happy to see so many folks coming into the office right now to purchase soil test kits. Testing the soil is an important first step when you’re getting ready to start a gardening or landscaping project. You already know......
  • State withdraws farm pollution regulation

    State withdraws farm pollution regulation
    Maryland officials pulled back a proposed regulation Monday aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now. The state Department of...
  • Damage repair in the early spring lawn

     
    By: Nancy Bosold, Turfgrass Extension Educator AAhh…the long awaited signs of spring: the first bumblebees, those cute purple-flowered weeds popping up, the relentless push of your daffodils, and EEK! Those brown bare spots in the lawn…. You...
  • Cold Affected Local Yards

     
    Some late cold caught many of our plants by surprise. In my own yard the ends of nasturtiums, begonias, tomato plants, pineapples and more were all damaged. Some usually cold hardy cabbage was damaged too. Even the grass that has been a good green color...
  • Pictures in the News | April 18, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News | April 18, 2013...
  • Rose Care Time for Local Plantings

     
    Let’s face it – Roses need a little care. Maybe this is one reason they do not seem to be as popular with gardeners as they were ten or so years ago. It may also be we don’t pick the right varieties or give them just that little care...
  • The Week in Pictures | April 15 – April 21, 2013

     
    The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
  • Lawn Feeding Time Is Here

     
    Dark days of summer are over for local residents. What do you mean, you say? It has been sunny with occasional rains and the days ha ve been bright. Well, many residents have been in a ‘Black Out’ period for lawn care. They could not legally...