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1. Pesticides: Safe Handling Pesticides: Safe Handling Think of safety first when handling chemicals around the house. When dealing with liquid soaps, furniture polish, bleach, antifreeze, or chemical pesticides, treat all as hazardous. This guide offers a...

2. Pear Slug Pear Slug When is a slug not a slug? In this case when it's a shiny black sawfly. This insect, related to bees, ants, and wasps, favors pear and cherry, but attacks plum, hawthorn, quince, buttonbrush, and mountain...

3. Rattlesnakes Rattlesnakes Written by a vertebrate pest management specialist and a physician, this guide offers information on rattlesnake biology, habitat, control, and trapping, as well as avoidance and basic first aid information...

4. 4-H Member Manual Cat Physiology Suggested for Unit 2 4-H Member Manual Cat Physiology Suggested for Unit 2 Knowledge of the cat's body and how it functions is important to cat owners and is critical to the pet's daily care. It will also be helpful when giving information to a veterinarian and in treating cat...

5. Crop Profile for Christmas Trees in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Christmas Trees in Washington (Online Only) Presents an overview of the commercial Christmas tree industry in Washington, including comprehensive sections on management of insect, disease, and weed pests. Washington has 425 Christmas tree growers...

6. Saving Water: Lawns and Other Turf Saving Water: Lawns and Other Turf Drought years prompt us to review lawn watering techniques. The authors remind us a little water deep in the soil profile does more for grass than too much water in the surface inches. They include tips...

7. Grower Experiences with Mustard and Canola in Eastern Washington 1997-2000 (Alternate Crops Series) Grower Experiences with Mustard and Canola in Eastern Washington 1997-2000 (Alternate Crops Series) Canola, edible rapeseed, and mustards can reduce erosion and applications of agricultural chemicals when used in crop rotations. Growers share their experiences with producing and marketing these crops....

8. Fruits Fruits All about fruits and vitamin C: how many servings of fruit a person needs daily, why the body needs vitamin C, facts about fruit, cost comparisons, recipes, and what fruits are in season when.

9. St. Johnswort St. Johnswort A major pasture weed that prefers sandy, gravelly soils. Causes light sensitivity in livestock when eaten, resulting in skin blisters and hair loss. Its spread is encouraged by overgrazing of grass. Biological,...

10. Control of Volunteer Crop Plants Control of Volunteer Crop Plants When crop plants show up in other crops' fields they are weeds. Here is a brief overview of control strategies, and controlling specific volunteer crops to maximize profits. NOTE: Check the label before...

11. Watering Home Gardens and Landscape Plants Watering Home Gardens and Landscape Plants Making the most of available water is a challenge in times of drought. Native plants and grasses survive the best. Authors discuss the relationship of soil, water, and air for plant health. Do you really...

12. Crop Profile for Hybrid Poplars in Washington and Oregon (Online Only) Crop Profile for Hybrid Poplars in Washington and Oregon (Online Only) This crop is increasing its market share. Hybridization has resulted in hardy strains with increased disease and pest resistance when matched to their intended environment. Explains the dynamics of the...

13. Irrigation Management Practices to Protect Groundwater and Surface Water Quality in the State of WA Irrigation Management Practices to Protect Groundwater and Surface Water Quality in the State of WA Gives growers best management practices for preserving water quality when irrigating crops.

14. Special Local Needs (Section 24C) Special Local Needs (Section 24C) Section 24(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) provides for registration of a pesticide when a Special Local Need (SLN) arises. Information in this 2-page fact sheet explains...

15. WSU Drought Advisory: Asparagus Irrigation in a Water-Short Year WSU Drought Advisory: Asparagus Irrigation in a Water-Short Year The primary water absorption root zone for asparagus is down three to four feet in irrigated fields. Fill root zone early when water is short. Weed control becomes especially important in a drought year....

16. Coping With Caregiving: How to Manage Stress When Caring for the Elderly Coping With Caregiving: How to Manage Stress When Caring for the Elderly Caring for the caregivers can be as important as caring for the patient. Discusses signs of stress, coping mechanisms, and setting realistic expectations. Recommends where to go for guidance and how to...

17. WSU Drought Advisory: Vegetable Crops WSU Drought Advisory: Vegetable Crops Irrigation with sufficient water is vital to productive, profitable vegetable crops. This drought advisory describes 11 strategies for maximizing vegetable quality and profit when the water supply is limited....

18. Weed Identification Form Weed Identification Form (On-line only.) Print out and follow the directions when you want to mail a problem weed to WSU Cooperative Extension for identification. 1 page NCR form.

19. Calculating Custom Rates Calculating Custom Rates This bulletin discusses the factors farmers should consider when deciding what rates to charge for custom work. Factors include cost of owning and operating equipment, equipment life and annual use, cost...

20. Gardening on Lead- and Arsenic-Contaminated Soils Gardening on Lead- and Arsenic-Contaminated Soils Although lead and arsenic occur naturally in soil and water, human activities and use have concentrated these elements near smelters, highways, pre-1947 orchards, fossil-fuel-fired power plants, treated...
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