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  • honeybees find abundant nectar in the tubular flowers of Texas sage
    Bee Smart with Pesticide Applications

    The bees are out. I don't know if you've noticed, but they have actually been buzzing around since the first fruit trees blossomed in February. There has been a lot of press coverage about bees, especially about Colony Collapse Disorder and the critical...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor
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    Virtual Learning for Tree and Landscape Pros

    Fall 2020 Tree and Turf Continuing Education I just want to share some great virtual learning opportunities this fall, some beginning next week. Most of these events will be less expensive than their pre-COVID counterparts, but most have...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor
  • ARTS Rose trial plots at San Joaquin Co. Agricultural Center
    Learning to Love Natural Enemies

    One of the beautiful things about conducting "NO SPRAY" plant trials is seeing just how resilient landscapes can be if you give them a chance. We are all familiar with "helicopter parents", those fussy fearful folks who hover over their children to...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor
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    The Landscape Below Ground Part II

    To Fertilize or Not to Fertilize One of the most interesting talks at the Landscape Below Ground Conference in Chicago in October was given by Daniel Herms of Davey Tree Company.  His lab looked at the effects of fertilizers, growth...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor
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    The Landscape Below Ground

    I attended an informative conference in October that reported on the latest research results on tree root development in urban soils- the Landscape Below Ground.  This was the fourth conference on this subject in the last 25 years.  Much of the...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor