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Late winter the best time to prune trees

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN Late winter, from mid-February until early March, is the best time to prune most trees. Trees are still dormant at this time of…

Drought conditions bring USDA disaster designations

By Philip Clelland Special to The SUN U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued contiguous disaster designations for 21 Colorado counties due to recent drought…

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…

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…