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  • All cooped up: a guest cottage for chickens

    All cooped up: a guest cottage for chickens
    Like underfunded pensions and red-light cameras, the chicken coop is a growing trend in urban America. Chickens are a great source for fresh eggs and garden fertilizer (their nitrogen-rich waste matter is perfect for a compost heap). An urban farmer...
  • 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......
  • West Fertilizer Co. had spotty regulatory history, records show

    West Fertilizer Co. had spotty regulatory history, records show
    The West, Texas, fertilizer plant destroyed by a massive explosion has paid nearly $8,000 to at least two regulatory agencies for safety and transportation violations, records show. West Fertilizer Co. paid $5,250 last year to the U.S. Pipeline and...
  • Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace

    Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace
    WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault...
  • Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment

    Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment
    EUREKA, Calif. — State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana growing on the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish. In...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Growing Edibles in Containers

     
    A frozen ground shouldn't deter you from gardening, according to Sandy Visintainer, a Luzerne County Master Gardener. You can start a spring garden now in containers! At a workshop this past weekend, Sandy reviewed 8 steps to help successfully grow......
  • Planning Crop Rotation in Your Garden

     
    Rotating your garden crops can go a long way towards disease and insect prevention. Chances are that you tend to plant more or less the same crops year after year. But if you plant those crops in the same place,......
  • 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...