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How to Help in the Fight Against Destructive Pest

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Pest/Pest Control, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, USDA, Vegetables

How to help in the fight against destructive pests that threaten the nation’s food supply, forests, and natural resources. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The USDA is on a mission to stop invasive and hungry pests that can threaten and devastate agriculture, livelihoods, and food security. Some things you can do to help include:  Familiarizing yourself with the …

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Warning About Invasive and Destructive Pests

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Pest/Pest Control, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, USDA, Vegetables

The warning about invasive and destructive pests and why the Ag Department is asking for your help this month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. And, it needs everyone’s help fighting against invasive pests that pose a threat to the nation’s …

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Spotting, Stopping, and Prevent Some Destructive Pests

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Pest/Pest Control, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to spot, stop, and prevent some destructive pests in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Armyworms are pesky pests that eat grass, vegetables, and ornamentals, destroying entire plants quickly. Armyworms aren’t worms. They’re the caterpillars of several moth species. The markings are hard to distinguish and tell apart from other larvae species. There are several …

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Herb and House Plant Varieties to Grow Hydroponically

Dan Herbs, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some easy herb and house plant varieties to grow hydroponically. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’d like to try the no-soil zero maintenance method of growing herbs and plants hydroponically, here are some easy varieties to start with. For herbs, choose Mint, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Lavender, and Sage. For growing houseplants hydroponically, try English Ivy, Philodendron, Coleus, …

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Getting Started Growing Houseplants Hydroponically

Dan Herbs, Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to get started growing houseplants hydroponically. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are a handful of herbs and houseplants that can grow hydroponically, meaning they can survive without potting soil, in just a vase full of water. To get started, pick a plant that you know will root in water and cut off a section just below …

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Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

A zero-maintenance method for growing houseplants. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are no-soil and zero maintenance methods for anyone wanting to grow houseplants… growing them hydroponically. And, there are more than a dozen of herbs and plants that can survive without potting soil, and as easily in just a vase full of water. Not only is this dirt-free …

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House Agriculture Committee Hears About Food Insecurity in America

Dan Beef, Citrus, Coronavirus, Dairy, Economy, Field Crops, Fruits, General, Grapefruit, Herbs, Legislative, Livestock, Orange Juice, Organic, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

Written Testimony for the House of Representatives Committee on AgricultureA Look at Food Insecurity in AmericaMarch 11th, 2021Presented By:Zippy DuvallPresidentAmerican Farm Bureau Federation Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Zippy Duvall. I am a third-generation farmer and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. I am pleased to offer this testimony on behalf of Farm Bureau …