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Extension Viewpoints: Home canning can be challenging for first-time produce preservers

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist The COVID-19 pandemic produced an unexpected by-product in the summer of 2020. With many people spending more time at home and less time in the…

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: musk thistle

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: musk thistle

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Musk thistle goes by many names, some too colorful to mention in this article, but the most common is “that purple, prickly plant.” It is…

Extension Viewpoints: Bringing herbs indoors for the winter

By Kathy Kunemund PREVIEW Columnist As summer begins to wind down, it is the perfect time to start thinking about bringing your herb plants in doors. Prepare to bring them…

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious weed of the month: perennial pepperweed

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Perennial pepperweed is also known as tall or giant whitetop, and if you read the article on whitetop, you know what to expect. The inflorescences…

Extension Viewpoints: Poisonous plants and grazing livestock

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist  Having given presentations on poisonous plants three times, it seemed only appropriate to write an article, as well. Many livestock producers and owners understand that,…

Extension Viewpoints: Goat grazing for weed suppression demonstration planned

By Pratyoosh Kashyap SUN Columnist The unwanted plants that grow on land, be it pastures, farmland, rangeland or roadsides, reduce the overall productivity of land by competing with the desired…

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: spotted and diffuse knapweeds

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: spotted and diffuse knapweeds

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist That plant with the purple flower usually means thistle, but knapweeds have purple blooms as well. Russian and spotted knapweed flowers are typically purple and…

Extension Viewpoints: Ground covers: a great addition to gardens and landscapes

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist Ground covers are a great addition to gardens and landscapes. When properly selected and planted, they provide visual interest (often in hard-to-grow areas), inhibit weeds,…

Extension Viewpoints: Diverse native populations make for healthy landscapes

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Healthy environments are less susceptible to non-native plant invasions. But what does it take to make a healthy landscape? While many factors contribute, the bottom…

Extension Viewpoints: Colorado Master Gardener diagnostics day and plant sale set for Saturday

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist The Archuleta County Colorado Master Gardeners (CMGs) are hosting a diagnostics day at the East Side Market on Saturday, June 20.  Please bring your plant…

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