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Extension Viewpoints: Marketing lambs and goats by the 2021 ethnic holiday calendar

By MJ Fisher Pueblo County Extension director As you may already know, many holidays are celebrated with a traditional holiday feast. However, it is important to...

A little bit of snake knowledge goes a long way

Most people are pretty squeamish when it comes to snakes, yet snakes play an important role in our ecosystem. Rattlesnakes prey on rodents and,...

Thistle identification: They all have purple flowers

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist There are five species of thistle on the Colorado Noxious Weed List, and there are many native species that do not...

Noxious trees and native alternatives

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Ornamental trees are expensive and most landowners become fairly attached to the trees on their property. That being said, some trees...

Noxious Weed of the Month: chamomiles

By Ethan ProudPREVIEW Columnist  The doppelgängers to oxeye daisy, these chamomiles are not your cup of tea. Two species of chamomile are classified as noxious...

Misconceptions about biological controls

By Ethan ProudPREVIEW Columnist For some, biological controls (biocontrols) seem like a silver bullet, capable of removing invasive species without using herbicides. To others, it...

Growing garlic in the Colorado high country

Growing garlic is easy. I have been growing garlic in the Colorado high country for over 20 years and planting between Sept. 15 and...

Noxious Weed of the Month: Dalmatian toadflax

By Ethan ProudPREVIEW Columnist Most in the northern half of the Archuleta County are familiar with yellow toadflax, but there is another toadflax on the...

Canada thistle rust fungus as a biological control

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Puccinia punctiformis is an obligate fungal pathogen of Canada thistle and is better known as Canada thistle rust fungus. It is...

Noxious Weed of the Month: common tansy

By Ethan ProudPREVIEW Columnist Common tansy is an attractive invader that escaped ornamentation. It is toxic to humans and can cause convulsions, miscarriage and skin...