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Protect plants and keep your landscape free of deer

By Amy Tetreault Special to The PREVIEW Deer damage to ornamental plants is an increasing problem. Deer populations in neighborhoods have grown rapidly due to abandoned farms, hunting restrictions and…

Noxious weed grants available

By Christi Lightcap Special to The SUN The Colorado Department of Agriculture announces requests for proposals for the 2015 grants for noxious weed management to local entities. This year, the…

USDA kicks off International Year of Soils in 2015

By Petra Barnes Special to The SUN The USDA joins nations from across the globe to kick off the International Year of Soils, an effort to highlight the importance of…

Grass seed still available

By Cynthia Purcell Special to The PREVIEW The San Juan Conservation District has extra seed mixes available for pre-winter planting. These mixtures have been specially developed to provide a ground…

Fall grass seeding: a great time to plant for next year

By Shaan Bliss Special to The PREVIEW Seeding in the fall may seem like a foreign concept to some, but in this area it actually is a great way to…

Rotary clubs unite to improve quality of life in Nicaraguan villages

Rotary clubs unite to improve quality of life in Nicaraguan villages

Only 37 percent of the rural households in Nicaragua have latrines, and only 68 percent have improved drinking facilities; the remainder of the population must walk long distances to open…

Fall pasture weed inventory: a start to improving production

Fall is a good time to assess your pasture condition as we go into the winter season. This is especially important when it comes to your weed management strategies. Identifying…

Three weeks left to apply for SBA disaster loans

By Richard Jenkins Special to The SUN Tanya N. Garfield, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Disaster Field Operations Center – West, reminded small, nonfarm businesses in Archuleta…

Tips for watering trees during drought

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN Despite heavy rains over parts of Colorado in recent months, persistent drought conditions have parched the soil over much of the state, stressing…

Plant bulbs and corms now for early spring blooms

The days are getting noticeably shorter, the sun’s light is lower in the sky and the official start of fall is only days away. It might be difficult to think…

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