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    Stewardship Tips: Nematodes

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

    The raccoons are at it again. As the weather cools, they begin to forage for food outside of their normal range. Since grubs are feeding near the surface, the raccoons are digging up lawns in search of them. Quite honestly, the raccoons are doing us a favor. You may have thought you had the grubs […]

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    Stewardship Tips: Menhaden

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    Commercial boats still prowl Virginia’s side of the Chesapeake. They are large boats and are supported by a fleet of aircraft. Acting as spotters, the planes direct the boats to the pods of menhaden.

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    Stewardship Tips: Going Car Free

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014

    It is Car Free Day today in the D.C. Metro.  According to carfreemetrodc.org, the goal of Car Free Day is to reduce traffic congestion.  This helps to create a greener environment and reduce gasoline demand. Worldcarfree.net expands upon the goals of Car Free Day by stating, “We do not want just one day of celebration…it is up to us…to help […]

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    Stewardship Tips: Wait to Fertilize

    Friday, August 29th, 2014

    It is not ideal to fertilize your lawn during the heat of the summer.  If fertilizer is applied when the temperature is excessively hot, it can burn your lawn.  Moreover, if the soil is dry, fertilizer granules can be easily washed into the street and down the sewer.

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    Stewardship Tips: Bait Buckets and White Perch

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

    According to Dr. Kevin Pope, sedimentation and erosion have significantly altered the habitat of Branched Oak Lake, a large, flood control reservoir in Eastern Nebraska.  As a result, the lake has lost critical near-shore habitat; turbid, open-water areas have started to dominate the lake.  In addition, the introduction of the white perch has changed the population […]

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