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Celebrating Earth Day - Tips for recycling

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In the spirit of celebrating Earth Day this week, click on the following link for some simple tips on what to do with non-recyclable materials to help minimize the waste in our...

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 9:39 AM

Natural Enemies are Important for Control of the Aphid Complex in Alfalfa - A Case Study

Re-posted with permission from the UC ANR Alfalfa & Forage News: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" holds true in entomology as well! The activity of natural enemies of pests (beneficial insects) is a key component of Integrated Pest Management...

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10:57 AM
Tags: #BAA (2), #blue alfalfa aphid (2), #intermountain (40), #ipm (7), #irec (57)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

"I'll be BACK" - Managing Blue Alfalfa Aphids in Alfalfa

Re-posted with permission from the UC ANR Alfalfa & Forage News: “I'll be back!” And, they are, with a vengeance! Just like the Terminator, those pesky blue alfalfa aphids are once again wreaking havoc in alfalfa fields, including those just breaking...

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:17 AM
Tags: #BAA (2), #blue alfalfa aphid (2), #ipm (7), #irec (57), #Tulelake (44)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

Healthy soils project update

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For the 2019-2020 field season, we have made some adjustments to the Healthy Soils Demonstration Project at the Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center (to read about the background of this project, click here) in response to a spontaneous...

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Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

Taking Safety Precautions While Social Distancing: How to Make a No-Sew Cloth Face Mask

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Looking for simple no-sew instructions to make a cloth face mask? The following CDC-COVID19 fact sheet illustration provides a couple of simple how-to methods using materials found around the house that are washable and reusable.  If you have...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM

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