Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid

Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid

Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid Close Encounters with the Plum Leafcurl Aphid It was the middle of May this year and the leaves on my toddler Toca Plum tree were looking shriveled and intensely unhappy. Feverish prayers offered at the Google altar earned...
Tomato Hornworms are the Enemy

Tomato Hornworms are the Enemy

Tomato Hornworms are the Enemy by Cissy Henig, SCMG Intern Let me say up front that I’m not interested in any discussion about beneficial aspects to the tomato hornworm. In this PC world, I am sure someone believes this nasty beast has some socially redeeming...
Pine Beetle Alert – Rapid Deline of Native Pines

Pine Beetle Alert – Rapid Deline of Native Pines

Pine Beetle Alert – Rapid Deline of Native Pines Sounds like I need to give my ‘Bark Beetle Talk.’ I just did that for the Little Bear Coalition in Ruidoso the first of this month. People in Ruidoso-Cloudcroft, Mountainair, the Sangre de Cristos in general,...
Weed Management

Weed Management

Weed Management By Dudley Vines What are our weed management options? Mechanical weed management is the physical removal of weeds. Any physical re-moval or displacement of weeds can be classified as mechanical in operation. Cultivation, mowing, hand pulling, and...