Dirt Girl: Putting the bed to rest

...about the asparagus beetle, in which case add those to your garbage. Add a coat of manure or compost around the base of the plants before covering it with seaweed mulch. Turn over the soil and add amendments in other areas of your garden. As you...

...falter. Also, she said shorter tongue bees often "cheat" and bite a hole in the flower's side, which doesn't help the plant spread its seeds.___Online:Science: http://www.sciencemag.org___Seth Borenstein can be followed at...
Nation and World
Juneau's Hidden History: Historic power plants

...000-kilowatt power plant. The Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company used it to supply power to a mill it was building in Juneau. The plant has since been converted to a warehouse used for storage.Upon entering the second floor it was as if we were stepping...
Dirt Girl: Putting the herbs down for fall

...cycle of freeze, thaw, freeze that creates havoc for the plants. Hardy perennials and annuals like savory, chervil...said, if it dries out even slightly, you've killed the plant. I see thriving rosemary plants at friend's houses...
On the Trails: What happens when animals eat poisons?

...the principal source, all parts of the plant are said to contain the poisons...evolve counter-measures that render the plant defenses less harmful. In effect...gone one step farther and sequester the plant's defensive compounds for their...
Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks rinse, drain and dry boats and other gear before putting them in new bodies of water to help prevent the spread of the plant.___Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,
Study: Caffeine trade thrived in ancient America

...largely consumed by the elite or a noble class because the plant for the drinks had to go through an intricate trade route...people in the Southwest traveled down to Mexico or if the plants were obtained through village-to-village trade routes...
Nation and World
Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

...gathering funding for the project.Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District officials are reminding boaters to rinse, drain and dry boats and other gear before putting them in new bodies of water to help prevent the spread of the plant.
Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds

...Peninsula Clarion.Users take a photo of the plant and submit it to a team from the...across the state then identifies the plant and replies.According to invasive plants instructor Gino Graziano, if the plant is invasive he then calls the appropriate...
Experts: Long-term risks from mine spill

...manager for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. He said meeting EPA standards for clean drinking water could double the plant's cost and require millions more in operating costs each year.The EPA said it will be Monday at least, but perhaps...
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