The Timber Tales Newsletter provides timely information about forestry and wildlife management for forest landowners.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Homeowners often have questions on controlling sticker weed in their lawns. The best defense against weeds in a home lawn is to have a dense, healthy turf canopy. Herbicides are used as supplemental aids in controlling weeds.
Blueberries fit into any general home landscape design. Researchers have shown that a serving of blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables.
Honey bees are being developed to take advantage of hygienic behaviors to help control varroa mites. The detecting and removing of a mite infested brood guarantees the health of the colony and helps eliminate varroa mites.
Tips on how to keep varroa mites from affecting a bee hive.
Information about small hive beetles (SHB). The larvae tunnel through combs, killing bee brood and ruining combs. The SHB eats pollen, brood, honey, dead adult bees and combs. Maintaining strong, healthy colonies with young productive queens is one of the management techniques for resisting SHB damage.
In early March, caterpillars will begin to build tent like webs in area trees. While feeding on tree foliage the caterpillars will grow to the length of about 2 inches. The caterpillars then leave the tree and may be found anywhere in your yard looking for a place to pupate.
There are more than 240,000 species of flowering plants which must transfer pollen from the male parts to the female parts to reproduce. This is accomplished by a fascinating array of mechanisms and manners.
The latest information on Pest Management. Includes links to articles and publications.