| Jan 17, 2011
| 10:58 AM
There are lots of helpful articles out there about bringing your plants in for the winter. In general, they say that you should get plants used to indoor conditions gradually, and that you should inspect them for pests and try......
| Apr 29, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Walking down the garden path has become a real pleasure. I like to look at the flowers and see some of the wildlife too. But at this time of the year there is yet another dimension – the fragrant gardenias. Did you know there are lots of gardenia...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 2:48 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 13-year-old girl has been arrested after investigators said she poisoned her adoptive mother with insecticide, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
The mother told deputies that the girl, a Catholic-school student, had been...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:37 AM
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts.
"Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:00 PM
As Indiana soybeans move from flowering to beginning pod, farmers may consider applying foliar fungicides and insecticides to their crops. But according to Purdue Agriculture research, yield increases from either treatment are inconsistent when disease...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Did you hear that? It's a door busting open in Washington, unblocking a huge backlog of airline issues that will directly affect America's millions of air travelers.
For the first time since 2007, after 23 extensions, Congress has finally passed a long-...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:16 PM
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. - All across the Ozarks tree owners are noticing what's often called an icky invasion. The presence of eastern tent caterpillars is also a sign of spring. Eastern tent caterpillars are creating large white nests or tents in many trees....
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:35 AM
Apple lovers can breath a little easier because the federal government allocated $5.7 million to fight brown-marmorated stink bugs in Virginia and six other states.
The pest, which Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., calls “the bug from hell,”...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 8:31 AM
As if you needed another reason to dislike stink bugs: they are ruining Virginia’s apples.
The odorous insects caused $37 million in damage to the 11 varieties grown in the Old Dominion, according to the state Office of the Secretary of Agriculture...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:42 AM
With 130 reported cases and nine confirmed deaths in North Texas so far this summer, Dallas County Commissioners chose to opt out of immediate aerial insecticide spraying. This after strong recommendations by the Dallas County Medical Society.
| Aug 15, 2012
DALLAS – The North Texas Poison Center staff will serve as an essential resource as Dallas County begins aerial spraying of insecticide to fight this year’s deadly outbreak of West Nile virus.
A call to the poison help line at 1.800.222.1222...
| Jul 24, 2010
Japanese beetles present a double whammy. The coppery-colored, half-inch-long adult beetles have been attacking plants. Soon, their grub offspring will attack turf.
In sunny, moist areas, around early August, beetle grubs will hatch and feed on the roots...