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Click here to subscribe 2014 Fall From 4-H Goat Project to Cheesemaking School High Tunnels: Strategies and Suggestions from Hilien Mesa Vesicular Stomatitis In Colorado CSU Researchers Put Home-Brewed Biofuel to the Test Oil and Gas Development in Colorado Noxious Weeds: Fall Control Upcoming Events Summer Caution on Compost—Can it be too much of a […]

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Agriculture

Agriculture is big business in Colorado, contributing $40 billion annually to the state’s economy.  Whether you are farming on a small acreage, in urban spaces or are involved in large-scale production agriculture, Extension resources provide research-based information for producers located from the plains to the mountains. Topics include:  Crops, Farm Management, and Livestock. Newsletters Inside […]

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Insects

Colorado is home to many species of insects ranging from beneficial to harmful. Extension has resources to help identify insects and appropriate control measures. Topics in this section include: Exotic (Non-established in Colorado), Field & Forage Crop, Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Garden, General Insect Control, General Interest Subjects/Miscellaneous, Household, Stinging & Biting, Trees & Shrubs […]

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Natural Resources

Forests, rangelands, and aquatic ecosystems throughout Colorado are some of the most diverse and spectacular in the nation. Extension resources range from range, pasture and natural area weed identification and management to conservation guidelines.  Topic areas include Range, Native Plants, Water, Wildfire & Forestry and Wildlife. Videos Native Plant Master Course Noxious Weeds Sustainable Landscaping […]

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Extension Update – July 10, 2018

On behalf of PLT: Next PLT Meeting and Training – Jan Carroll 4-H – Jean Glowacki Community Development – Greg Felsen Cropping Systems – Ron Meyer Energy – Cary Weiner Environmental Horticulture – Alison O’Connor Family and Financial Stability – Gisele Jefferson Food Systems – Becca Jablonski Livestock & Range – Retta Bruegger Natural Resources […]

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Shade Tree Borers – 5.530

Print this fact sheet by W.S. Cranshaw* (1/19) Quick Facts… Wood borers are insects that develop underneath the bark of trees and shrubs. Certain beetles and moths are the most common borers. Insecticides can best control most shade tree borers if they are applied when adult insects are laying eggs on tree trunks. Most wood […]

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Scale Insects Affecting Conifers – 5.514

Print this fact sheet by W.S. Cranshaw * Quick Facts… Several species of scale insects develop on conifers in Colorado. Pine needle scale and striped pine scale are particularly damaging. The most vulnerable stage of the scale insect’s life cycle is the crawler stage, an active unarmored stage that occurs after egg hatch. If insecticide […]

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Leafmining Insects – 5.548

Print this fact sheet by W.S. Cranshaw, D.A. Leatherman and J.R. Feucht* (7/14) Quick Facts… Leafminers are insects that feed within a leaf, producing large blotches or meandering tunnels. Although leafminer injuries are conspicuous, most leafminers produce injuries that have little, if any, effect on plant health. Most leafminers have many natural controls that will […]

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Aphids on Shade Trees and Ornamentals – 5.511

Print this fact sheet by W.S. Cranshaw 1 (1/19) Quick Facts… Aphids are found on almost all types of plants and a few species can cause plant injury. Some aphid species can curl the new leaves of some types of plant. Feeding aphids excrete honeydew, a sticky fluid that can cause nuisance problems. Natural enemies […]

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Miller Moths – 5.597

Print this fact sheet by W.S. Cranshaw* (7/14) Quick Facts… The ‘miller moth,’ common in Colorado and adjacent states, is the adult stage of the army cutworm. The caterpillar stage of the army cutworm feeds on crops and garden plants in winter and early spring. The adult form of the army cutworm feeds on nectar […]

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