Western Mountains and High Plains

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Perils of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

National News

More and more evidence is accumulating on the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical hazards, especially on the health and development of our children. Three recently...

Don't Reach Back

Are you one of those shoppers who reach into the back recesses of the produce display hoping to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration date? Well, it turns out that grabbing...

Blueberries against Breast Cancer?

Can the fruits you eat while pregnant have a beneficial effect on your children years into their lives? That's the question that Rosalia Simmen and co-investigators at the Arkansas Children's...

Suburban Lead

Common wisdom had it that gardeners growing plants in urban areas are the ones who need to be worrying about high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their soils. But some recent research by...

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In the Garden


Going Green with Pest Control

Are aphids are attacking your snowball bush, spider mites got the best of your miniature roses, and psyllids draining the life out of the tomato plants? Before reaching for the pesticide bottle and drenching the plants, consider using the garden hose...
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Web Finds

Beneficial Insects -University of Idaho To help you learn more about insects and arthropods that prey on or parasitize insect pests, the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Protect Plants Before Painting If your spring cleanup includes painting the house, protect plants safely. Don't use plastic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Speed up Melons and Pumpkins
  • Attract Birds
  • Prevent Wormy Apples
  • Tidy up Bulb Garden
  • Divide Summer and Fall Flowering Plants

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