Pests and Diseases that can Wreak Havoc on Spinach

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The pests and diseases that can wreak havoc on your spinach. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’ve tried growing spinach before you’re plants have probably come under attack by a number of different pests and diseases.  Some pests causing only slight damage while others are complete crop killers. Aphids, Army Worms, Cabbage Loopers, to name a few. …

Making Spinach with Low Oxalate Levels

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by Sharon Durham, Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists identified 8 spinach varieties that have low oxalate levels, which is sometimes linked to better health. Oxalic acid, or “oxalate,” is a naturally occurring plant chemical and in the human diet it’s been linked to kidney stone formation. It also can react with calcium, iron, and other minerals to …