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 By Mae Smith    News    January 11, 2017

Plant adaptations to freezing

The Big Horn Basin has an incredible temperature range. In the last six months, I saw 104 degrees in the summer and 36 degrees BELOW zero last week! Humans are lucky to spend most of their time in nice, temperature-controlled buildings but plants...

 By Mae Smith    News    October 12, 2016

Tips on fall weed management

As Mother Nature continues to threaten snow, you may be thinking about cleaning up around your property. Spraying weeds probably doesn’t come to mind as a fall chore; usually you think of spraying weeds in the spring or summer when they are...


It's the International Year of the Pulses

When I first heard that 2016 was designated by the United Nations as International Year of the Pulses I thought, ‘Pulse, like a heartbeat?’ I was wrong. They were not talking about a heartbeat. Pulses are legumes like beans, peas and lentils....

 By Mae Smith    News    September 16, 2015

A look at the importance of soil in our lives

Most of you are probably unaware that 2015 is the International Year of Soils. This was declared by the 68th UN General Assembly. Since we are already in September, we better get celebrating! It is no wonder that this year was dedicated to soil...

 By Mae Smith    Opinion    August 19, 2015

Is your home, land prepared in case of fire?

Smoke fills the air on another August day. Fortunately, fires creating the smoke are in states to the West but any day it could be Wyoming's turn. With the wonderful precipitation this year, grass is...


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