Southwestern Deserts

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Nutrient Value of Organic Eggplant

National News

Many proponents of organic gardening have long maintained that not only are organic methods better for the soil, the environment and the safety of gardeners, but they produce nutritionally...

Fresh Plants for Southern Gardeners

Gardeners in northern parts of the country may be harvesting tomatoes and peppers, but if they are thinking about planting, they are considering quick growing, cool season crops like spinach,...

Pest Resistance in Elms

Just about everyone is familiar with the devastating effect Dutch elm disease (DED) has had on populations of American elm. Much research has gone into developing trees resistant to this disease....

Ask the Expert at the USDA

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new, on-line, on-demand knowledge database, called 'Ask the Expert'. This new service connects with existing UDSA knowledge systems, so...

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In the Garden

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Native Mesquite Bosque

Take a good look around your yard in the midst of summer. Is there an area that could benefit from a wide, umbrella-shaped tree canopy to shade the house, which would reduce energy use as well as create an outdoor respite? If so, consider adding a...
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Resources

Web Finds

Desert Harvesters Tucson-based Desert Harvesters is a volunteer group that promotes the planting of native...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Your Native Plants During Construction If you have a blank lot and are building a new home, don't automatically scrape the land clear of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Containers
  • Sow Sunflower Seeds
  • Water Citrus Trees
  • Solarize Soil
  • Butterflies on Citrus

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