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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Understanding how raspberry plants grow

Raspberries are a great, productive fruit plant that can be grown by gardeners in many parts of the United States, including all but the...

Extension Viewpoints: Organic versus conventional: how to choose

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist With weed season upon us, it is time to start thinking about your weapon of choice, which brings up the question:...

Meet this summer’s CSU Extension intern

By Garrett FongSUN Columnist  Hello! My name is Garrett and I am this year’s summer intern for Archuleta County Colorado State University (CSU) Extension. I...

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: Myrtle spurge

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist An ornamental plant may be creeping from your neighbor’s garden and over to your lawn. A popular ground cover, myrtle spurge...

Mechanical control misconceptions

By Ethan ProudPREVIEW Columnist Mechanical control of invasive species can result in a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Anyone who has looked over a...

Take precautions to avoid tick bites

All of our recent rains have resulted in tall grasses, a plethora of wildflowers, and trees and shrubs with a tremendous amount of new...

How to deal with household spiders

Contrary to popular belief, spiders do not move indoors looking for winter shelter. Indoor spiders may appear to increase in number due to males...

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: Bouncing Bet

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Bouncing Bet is a perennial that reproduces by seeds and rhizomes and is a part of the pink family.  Flowers are light...

Dealing with firewood and house log insects

Here are some quick facts about firewood and house log insects: • With few exceptions, insects found in firewood will not infest household furnishings. • The...

Noxious weed of the month: downy brome

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist Cheatgrass is the common colloquial name for downy brome in Archuleta County, though the phrase can be referring to several brome...