The Basics of Micro Irrigation

Micro irrigation has numerous advantages over sprinkler irrigation and can be used in greenhouses, orchards, vineyards, fields, lawns, and gardens. Learn about the components that comprise a micro irrigation system along with the benefits (reduced water usage, reduced potential for foliar diseases, reduced energy costs, etc.) and drawbacks these lower pressure systems provide.

Mighty Mites

Did you know that there are mites that eat other mites? Barely visible to the naked eye, these little predators help keep spider mites and other pests in check. Read on to learn more about this fascinating world of tiny predatory mites…

Mistletoe

Hanging high in trees in warmer climates, mistletoe is a plant that has a long history of myth and tradition dating back to ancient times. Despite the fact these plants cannot tolerate the cold winters of the Midwest, most people are familiar with mistletoe as a holiday decoration. But there are many other types of mistletoe – and many species that are much more spectacular when in bloom. To find out more about this interesting group of parasitic plants, read this article…

Concolor Fir, Abies concolor

Native to the western US, concolor fir is a great  evergreen tree for the Midwestern landscape. It is one of the most adaptable firs and is a good substitute for blue spruce. Slow-growing, with an almost perfect pyramidal Christmas tree shape, this tree needs little maintenance in most landscapes. To learn more about concolor fir, read this article…

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