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Horticulture News

Past weekly news release by Ed Perry, Retired Farm Advisor

Issue Articles  
April 10, 2006 Control Weeds Before Planting Your Garden 6/27/11 Download
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April 14, 2008 Citrus Trees Benefit From Light, Selective Pruning 4/16/08 Download
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April 17, 2006 Control Soil-Borne Garden Pests with Crop Rotation and Fallowing 10/10/08 Download
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April 2, 2007 Pruning is Best Done When the Need Arises 3/26/08 Download
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April 2010 Manage Tall Fescue Turfgrass to Prevent Bermudagrass Invasion 3/29/10 Download
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April 21, 2008 Protect Your Valuable Trees During Home Construction 4/24/08 Download
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April 23, 2007 Birds and Fruit Trees can Coexist in the Same Garden 4/16/08 Download
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April 3, 2006 Fruit Trees Need Good Early Care to Develop Properly 1/13/08 Download
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April 30, 2007 Why is my Prized Plant not Blooming? 5/7/08 Download
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April 7, 2008 Gardeners Should Recognize and Encourage Natural Enemies 4/11/08 Download
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April 9, 2007 Careful Planning Helps Prevent Garden Weed Problems 12/17/08 Download
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April, 2009 Used Properly, Fertilizers can Make Your Flowers and Vegetables Grow and Produce Better 4/16/09 Download
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August 1, 2005 Large branches may drop on hot summer days. 6/27/11 Download
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August 14, 2006 Accurate Diagnosis of Plant Problems Requires Much Practice 7/26/08 Download
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August 15, 2005 Proper shrub pruning requires advanced planning 12/20/07 Download
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August 20, 2007 Proper Pest Identification Results in More Effective Pest Management 7/17/08 Download
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August 2009 A Well Drained Soil is Necessary for Healthy Plants 8/21/09 Download
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August 21, 2006 Topping is Harmful to Trees 6/27/11 Download
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August 27, 2007 Choose Your Pest Management Strategies Wisely 8/12/08 Download
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August 28, 2006 Next Year's Fruit Crops Depend Upon Adequate Soil Moisture 4/10/08 Download
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August 29, 2005 Grade changes may damage tree roots 2/25/08 Download
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August 6, 2007 Wasp Galls in Oak Trees Come in Many Sizes and Shapes 7/17/08 Download
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August 7, 2006 Turfgrass and Trees Have Different Cultural Requirements 7/29/08 Download
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August 8, 2005 Avoid future problems by looking up before planting a tree 6/27/11 Download
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December 10, 2007 Young Tree Training Pays Off in Structurally Sound Mature Trees 10/30/08 Download
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December 11, 2006 Landscape Trees Have Real Value 12/19/07 Download
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December 12, 2005 Plan carefully for a successful home orchard 12/26/07 Download
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December 15, 2008 Good Advice on Pruning Mature Trees from the International Society of Arboriculture 12/11/08 Download
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December 19, 2005 Citrus fruits keep longer in a cool, moist place 6/27/11 Download
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December 2009 CUT THOSE OVERGROWN FRUIT TREES DOWN TO SIZE 12/17/09 Download
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December 24, 2007 Mature Trees Usually Need Little Pruning 11/27/08 Download
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December 25, 2006 Vines Need Annual Pruning to Grow and Bloom Best 12/20/07 Download
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December 3, 2007 Cyclamen and Other Plants Provide Seasonal Color Indoors 10/24/08 Download
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December 4, 2006 Broadleaf Mistletoe Robs Host Trees of Water and Nutrients 12/19/07 Download
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December 5, 2005 Fungus gnats may be nuisance pests indoors 12/17/07 Download
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February 11, 2008 Horticultural Oils are Useful for Dormant Pest Control 2/12/09 Download
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February 12, 2007 The Right Growing Media is Important for Starting Your Own Transplants 2/23/08 Download
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February 13, 2006 Take Steps to Prevent Frost Injury to Citrus 6/27/11 Download
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February 16, 2009 USE SANITATION TO HELP PREVENT BARK BEETLES FROM ATTACKING YOUR TREES 2/13/09 Download
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February 18, 2008 Before Planting, Choose the Proper Location in Your Garden 2/15/08 Download
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February 19, 2007 Seeds Started Indoors Need the Right Growing Conditions 7/1/08 Download
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February 20, 2006 Broadleaf Mistletoe Infests Many Common Landscape Trees 6/27/11 Download
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February 2010 Understand the Difference Between Pruning and Shearing 2/8/10 Download
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February 26, 2006 Avoid Tree/Turfgrass Conflicts by Planning and Planting Wisely 2/26/08 Download
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February 27, 2006 Trees & Lawns are not Always Compatible 6/27/11 Download
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February 5, 2007 Winter Irrigations are Important in Dry Years 2/20/08 Download
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February 6, 2006 Leaves on Your Orange Tree Turning Yellow This Winter? Don't Panic 6/16/08 Download
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January 1, 2008 Prune Home Fruit Trees to Improve Crop Size and Quality 12/10/08 Download
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January 14, 2008 Pruning is Easier with the Right Tool 12/18/08 Download
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January 15, 2007 Frost Damaged Citrus Trees May Need Pruning,But Wait Until Spring 1/14/08 Download
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January 19, 2009 Take Some Time to Enjoy the Winter Landscape 1/20/09 Download
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January 2, 2006 Winter is the season for pruning 8/15/08 Download
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January 2010 Consider the Plant Before Pruning 1/27/10 Download
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January 22, 2007 A Home Orchard Can Be Rewarding, But Also Demanding 1/14/08 Download
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January 23, 2006 Dealing With Overgrown Fruit Trees 6/27/11 Download
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January 28, 2008 Soil Layers Restrict Drainage and Root Growth 1/28/08 Download
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January 29, 2007 Conifers Have Special Pruning Needs 2/4/08 Download
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January 30, 2006 Windbreak Trees Can Conserve Valuable Energy 6/27/11 Download
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January 8, 2007 Be sure your landscape tree is nutrient deficient BEFORE applying fertilizer 3/31/09 Download
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January 9, 2006 Plan for a disease-free garden 6/27/11 Download
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January, 16, 2006 Prevent Borer Damage with Proper Watering and Pruning Practices 6/27/11 Download
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July 10, 2006 Flatheaded Borers are Attracted to Sunburned Bark 6/27/11 Download
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July 11, 2005 Drip irrigation systems must be properly designed to work well 12/11/07 Download
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July 17, 2006 Hot Weather Tests Your Garden Watering Skills 6/27/11 Download
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July 18, 2005 Severe root cutting can seriously affect tree health 6/27/11 Download
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July 2, 2007 Hot Weather Takes a Toll on Some Garden Crops 7/22/08 Download
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July 2009 Sunburn May Seriously Injure Newly Planted Trees 7/2/09 Download
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July 23, 2007 Plants Need Nitrogen, but Nitrogen Fertilizers may be Confusing 7/8/08 Download
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July 24, 2006 Hot Weather and Improper Watering Favors Turfgrass Diseases 6/27/11 Download
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July 25, 2005 Sunburn often injures newly planted trees 6/27/11 Download
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July 3, 2006 Trees, Like People, Can Be Injured By Sunburn 5/12/08 Download
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July 30, 2007 Leaves Being Chewed? Look for Caterpillars 7/16/08 Download
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July 31, 2006 Spider Mites are Favored by Hot, Dry Conditions 10/7/08 Download
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July 4, 2005 Many plants are injured by high soil salinity 1/25/10 Download
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June 12, 2006 Pick Some Fruits Mature, Others Ripe 8/18/08 Download
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June 13, 2005 A variety of nitrogen fertilizers are available to gardeners. 6/27/11 Download
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June 16, 2008 Good Water Management Leads to Healthy Plants 6/17/08 Download
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June 18, 2007 Trees are Made Hazardous by Topping 9/8/08 Download
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June 19, 2006 Hot Weather Can Reduce Your Tomato Crop 2/19/10 Download
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June 20, 2005 Thoughts on tree planting and early care 6/27/11 Download
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June 2009 A Variety of Stress Factors May Contribute to Tree Decline and Death 6/5/09 Download
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June 2010 Tree Roots Grow Where Moisture & Oxygen are Plentiful 6/1/10 Download
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June 25, 2007 Proper Irrigation is Critical for Establishing a New Lawn 6/27/08 Download
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June 26, 2006 Why do Fruit Trees Sometimes Fail to Bear? 6/27/11 Download
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June 29, 2005 Light, Frequent Irrigations Encourage Surface Rooting 10/10/08 Download
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June 4, 2007 Plant Good Seed for a Successful Vegetable Garden 11/26/08 Download
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June 5, 2006 THOUGHTS ON PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS 6/27/11 Download
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June 6, 2005 Improve the size of the fruit you harvest by hand thinning 6/27/11 Download
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March 10, 2008 Why do Flowers Have Colors? 3/3/09 Download
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March 12, 2007 Properly Mowed Lawns are Healthier and Better Looking 9/28/10 Download
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March 13, 2006 Spring is a Good Time to Fertilize Turfgrass 5/28/08 Download
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March 17, 2008 Control Weeds Around Young Fruit Trees 3/18/08 Download
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March 19, 2007 Nutrient Availability is Influenced by Soil pH 3/13/08 Download
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March 20, 2006 Plants Grow Be3st in Well-Drained Soil 1/14/08 Download
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March 2010 TRAIN YOUR NEWLY-PLANTED TREE TO DEVELOP GOOD STRUCTURE AND BEAUTY 3/29/10 Download
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March 24, 2008 Look for Aphids on New Spring Growth 4/1/09 Download
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March 26, 2007 Fruit Trees Grow Better & Produce Better Crops When Watered Properly 3/17/08 Download
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March 27, 2006 Young Trees Need Careful Training to Develop into Strong Mature Trees 6/27/11 Download
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March 31, 2008 Pruning Compounds Will Not Stop Sap "Bleeding" From Pruning Wounds 3/31/08 Download
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March 6, 2006 Hydrangeas May Benefit From Carefully Timed Pruning 6/27/11 Download
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May 1, 2006 Deal With Soil Compaction Before Planting 2/14/08 Download
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May 14, 2007 Plan Your Landscape Carefully for Good Weed Control 5/12/08 Download
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May 15, 2006 Cool Spring Weather is Responsible for Much "Bolting" in Onions 3/11/08 Download
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May 16, 2005 A soil analysis can help you diagnose a plant problem 6/27/11 Download
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May 19, 2008 Soil Aerification Improves Lawn Health and Appearance 9/9/09 Download
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May 2009 A Soil or Leaf Analysis Can Help Diagnose Plant Problems 5/18/09 Download
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May 2010 Save Water with a Drip Irrigation System 5/7/10 Download
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May 21, 2007 For More Productive Vegetable Crops, Keep Your Garden Weed Free 5/29/08 Download
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May 22, 2006 Control Sooty Mold by Controlling Honeydew-Producing Insect Pests 11/27/07 Download
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May 23, 2005 Control and direct growth with summer pruning 6/27/11 Download
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May 29, 2006 Plant a Variety of Flowering Plants to Attract Natural Enemies 6/27/11 Download
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May 30, 2005 Grasscycling save time and money 6/27/11 Download
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May 7, 2007 Scales are Serious Insect Pests of Many Trees 5/7/08 Download
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May 8, 2006 Unless Prevented, Borers May Injure Newly Planted Trees 3/13/08 Download
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May 9, 2005 Roots do best in well-prepared, well-drained soil 6/27/11 Download
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November 10, 2008 Plan Carefully for Successful Fall Plantings 7/12/10 Download
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November 11, 2005 Overcome bermudagrass domancy by overseeding with annual ryegrass 6/27/11 Download
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November 13, 2006 Convert Those Fallen Leaves Into Soil Enriching Compost 12/4/07 Download
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November 14, 2005 Understanding pruning responses before you begin pruning 6/27/11 Download
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November 19, 2007 Stored Seed is Affected by Both Temperature and Moisture 10/3/08 Download
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November 20, 2006 Damping-Off Diseases can Destroy Your Fall Bedding Plants 7/1/08 Download
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November 2009 Train Young Shade Trees Using These Five Steps 11/13/09 Download
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November 21, 2005 Horticultural oils are useful for garden pest control 6/27/11 Download
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November 26, 2007 Cooling Weather Sends Incidental Invaders Indoors 10/6/08 Download
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November 27, 2006 Plants Indoors Repond to Seasonal Changes 12/12/07 Download
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November 28, 2005 How the "Flowers of the Holy Night" came to America 6/27/11 Download
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November 5, 2007 Adding Gravel to Your Planting Container Does NOT Improve Drainage 9/9/08 Download
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November 6, 2006 Improve Your Lawn with a Fall Fertilization 12/3/07 Download
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October 10, 2005 Design your garden for success 6/27/11 Download
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October 13, 2008 Fix Soil Problems Before Planting 10/13/08 Download
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October 16, 2006 Five Steps For Training Young Trees 6/27/11 Download
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October 17, 2005 Spice up you life with an herb garden 6/27/11 Download
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October 18, 2006 2006 Fall Park Forum We’re pleased to once again offer this program for people who make a living maintaining and managing landscape plants. This year’s forum will address current topics of importance to all landscape maintenance personnel. 10/30/08 Download
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October 2, 2005 Mulches provide weed control and help conserve soil moisture 6/27/11 Download
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October 2, 2006 Bacterial Wetwood is a Common Problem for Some Trees 6/27/11 Download
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October 2009 Plan Your Home Landscape Carefully to Avoid Problems 10/9/09 Download
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October 22, 2007 Select Landscape Trees Carefully 8/26/08 Download
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October 23, 2006 Tree Roots Grow Where Moisture and Oxygen are Plentiful 6/27/11 Download
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October 24, 2005 Seeding fruit trees are usually unreliable 6/27/11 Download
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October 29, 2007 Wait Until Winter to Propagate Grapevines From Cuttings 9/12/08 Download
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October 30, 2006 COOL SOIL TEMPERATURES SLOW NEMATODE DEVELOPMENT 6/27/11 Download
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October 8, 2007 Cool Season Turfgrasses Benefit From Fall Fertlizer Applications 8/26/08 Download
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October 9, 2006 Proper Harvesting Ensures Good Quality Walnuts 6/27/11 Download
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September 10, 2007 Valley Carpenter Bees are Beneficial as Pollinators 7/18/08 Download
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September 11, 2006 Soil Amendments and Fertilizers Both Improve Plant Growth 11/5/08 Download
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September 12, 2005 Trees in wet soils are more susceptible to crown rot 6/27/11 Download
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September 15, 2008 Fill Bare Spots in Your Lawn by "Patching" 9/12/08 Download
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September 17, 2007 Protect Trees Before Construction Begins 7/23/08 Download
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September 18, 2006 Improve Garden Soil Structure by Adding Amendments 11/19/08 Download
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September 19, 2005 Collect, dry and store your garden seed properly 3/19/09 Download
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September 25, 2006 Are Unhealthy Trees Also Hazardous Trees? 12/5/08 Download
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September 26, 2005 A soil analysis is important for diagnosing salinity problems 6/27/11 Download
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September 4, 2007 To Save Water, Learn how to Water Your Lawn Properly 7/18/08 Download
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September 4, 2006 Look Up Before You Plant Your Next Landscape Tree 6/27/11 Download
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September 5, 2005 Newly planted trees may not need staking 6/27/11 Download
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