What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?
It’s important to keep food safety in mind when storing vegetables (such as garlic, mushrooms, chili peppers) or herbs in oil. These low-acid foods can be a source of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which are found in soil, water, and air. This publication provides recipes and information on safe and proper storage.
Most “sick tree” problems can be traced back to underlying stresses that have reduced the tree's vigor, making it more vulnerable to diseases or insect pests.
Gophers can cause a lot of damage on a farm. Here's what to do when these small mammals invade your small acreage: Trap them, set out bait or maybe even enlist the help of barn owls. If you decide to try a trap, make sure to set it in the main tunnel.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Asparagus, beets, carrots and summer squash are some of the vegetables you can grow along the coast. Learn what to watch out for in a region known for cooler temperatures.
A guide for how to collect and where to get a sample analyzed for plant diseases.