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Extension Viewpoints: Advice to first-time gardeners: Think small, find your spot

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist Another growing season is building momentum, with warmer weather, the rapid snowmelt and the arrival of the 2020 seed catalogs. Gardeners are drafting plans for…

Extension Viewpoints: The shocking amount of food U.S. households waste every year

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist A new study from Penn State revealed that U.S. households waste about a third of the food they purchased every year. The results were similar…

Extension Viewpoints: Decoding Delph’s diaries: Volunteers needed to transcribe Colorado water history

By Robin Young and Jenna Allen PREVIEW Columnist If you can decipher century-old cursive handwriting, Colorado State University Libraries needs your help. The Water Resources Archive is launching a pilot…

Extension Viewpoints: CSU earns STARS Platinum sustainability rating

By Robin Young and Joe Giordano PREVIEW Columnist Colorado State University (CSU) is building upon its global reputation as an innovative leader in sustainability by becoming the only institution in…

Extension Viewpoints: Mushrooms: an overview

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Mushrooms belong to the kingdom fungi and have more in common with animals than they do plants. Plants are autotrophs, meaning that they make their…

Extension Viewpoints: Where do bees go in winter?

By Robin Young and Lisa Mason SUN Columnist I have been asked a few times what happens to the bees in the winter. Bees and other insects have special adaptations,…

Extension Viewpoints: Winter weather and illness prevention

By Robin Young and Nicole Clark SUN Columnist Ever noticed how the onset of winter weather tends to increase the frequency of illness? While weather does play a role, it…

Bird migration timing skewed by climate

Life cycles for birds, insects and trees are shifting in this current era of a rapidly changing climate. How migration patterns, in particular, are changing and whether birds can track…

Growing bulbs indoors for winter color

By Sherie Caffey and Robin Young SUN Columnist Bulbs are so beautiful and give such a pop of color in the spring. Did you buy bulbs this fall that you…

All about avocados

Avocados have an ancient, curious history. Native to the tropics of Central America, legend has it that a Mayan princess ate the first avocado and that it held mystical and…