Hard to believe that November is already just around the corner! Take some time on those chilly fall evenings to learn from nature and pull inspiration from innovative farmers and gardeners. And while you’re sitting at the table with family this Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks for the simple things. Learn lessons from the bison.Continue reading “Get Ready for November 2016”
Powdery mildew is caused by one of the most common and widely distributed fungi that plague gardens. The disease can attack a wide range of plants, as it is caused by several species of the order Erysiphales. A sampling of commonly affected plants includes: Cucumbers. Pumpkins. Squash. Melons. Grapes. Phlox. Peonies. Lilacs. Bluegrass. Fescue. TheContinue reading “Powdery Mildew”
Now that we know what brix is and how to measure it, we’re ready to find ways to apply this knowledge.
The battle against anxiety starts in the mind, and Anxious for Nothing by Dr. John MacArthur can help you win the victory. Working from Scripture, Dr. MacArthur points out, explains, and illustrates the thoughts that we should and should not allow into our minds. We can learn: How to take a balanced view of trust.Continue reading “Anxious for Nothing”
Pierce’s disease (PD) is a bacterial disease of grapes named for Newton Pierce, who described the disease in 1892. The bacterium species is Xylella fastidiosa.
The reading displayed on the refractometer is actually not a true measurement of the sugar dissolved in the substance being tested.
Looking for a particular landmark, or just curious to know what historic places are in your part of Kansas? Check out the registers kept by the Kansas Historical Society. These databases can help you view historic sites listed in several places: National Register of Historic Places. Register of Kansas Historic Places. Kansas Historic Resources Inventory.Continue reading “Registers of Historic Places”
Phytophthora blight, also known as late blight, is a fungal disease caused by several species of the genus Phytophthora. Affected plants include: Cucumbers. Squash. Pumpkins. Cantaloupe. Watermelons. Tomatoes. Eggplants. Peppers. Potatoes. Beans. The fungi involved flourish in wet, moderately warm weather. They spend the winter in infected tubers and plant matter. The disease is spreadContinue reading “Phytophthora Blight”
Brix is one of those topics that come up fairly frequently in sustainable agriculture. Simply put, brix is a measure of the sugar content of a plant or other substance. To be more specific, Brix expresses the weight of dissolved sugar as a percentage of the weight of the entire solution. Pure water has aContinue reading “Brix: What is It?”
Interested in tracking the progress of that important or controversial piece of legislation? LegiScan’s bill tracking tool makes it easy. There are several ways you can use this online tool: Pick a specific bill and follow its progress. Track the activities of a committee. Find out what is happening in a branch of legislature. LegiScanContinue reading “LegiScan Bill Tracking”