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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…

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: Myrtle spurge

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious Weed of the Month: Myrtle spurge

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist An ornamental plant may be creeping from your neighbor’s garden and over to your lawn. A popular ground cover, myrtle spurge is listed on Colorado’s…

Extension Viewpoints: What will happen to farmers markets during this time of COVID-19?

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist It’s feeling like summer in Colorado and that means farmers market season is just around the corner. With all the current uncertainty, though, some may…

Extension Viewpoints: The cost of noxious weeds

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Who really cares about noxious weeds? A select group of weed managers? Ranchers? While many people may not actively participate in weed control or even…

Extension Viewpoints: About purple loosestrife, a perennial weed

Extension Viewpoints: About purple loosestrife, a perennial weed

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Purple loosestrife is a perennial weed species that can be found in rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.  This plant may be identified by its square…

Extension Viewpoints: Alternatives to herbicides for weed control

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Weed control and herbicides are synonymous in some circles, though they don’t have to be. In fact, herbicides are one tool for weed control, and…

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious weed of the month: hoary cress

Extension Viewpoints: Noxious weed of the month: hoary cress

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist As the snow melts and we begin to see the first sprouts of spring, it’s important to keep your eyes peeled for early season invaders…