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There Is Still Time To Prune Your Fruit Trees

Apr 30, 2021
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It is still not too late to prune fruit trees for 2021. However, this is a task that should be done very soon. Use clean, sharp tools that are meant for pruning. Here are some principles to keep in mind while pruning fruit trees. 

What Is The Difference Between Sanitizers And Disinfectants?

Apr 30, 2021
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When buying cleaning supplies, the labels can get a little overwhelming and confusing. Teresa Hunsaker Family Consumer Science Educator with USU Extension joins me today to talk about disinfectants and sanitizers.

Ask an Expert: Four Tips to Help You Avoid Food Waste And Save Money

Apr 29, 2021

The average American throws away nearly 275 pounds of food each year. The USDA estimates between 30 to 40 percent of America’s food supply is wasted. Not only is good food wasted, but good money, too, equating to about $390 per year per person. While no one should eat unsafe food, consider these strategies to minimize food waste – and put the saved money toward a financial goal.

What Does Your Soil Need?

Apr 29, 2021
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Kailey Foster: When you're new to gardening, it's easy to just hop right in and start planning, but there is a step you may need to consider before you jump right in. Joining me today is Sheriden Hansen, USU Extension Horticulturist in Davis County to talk about soil testing.

Taking A Look At Cicadas

Apr 28, 2021
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Spring is a time to explore and learn about many kinds of insects as they emerge from their overwintering states and habitats. Cicadas are an interesting group of insects for multiple reasons. They are prehistoric-looking insects and spend the majority of their lives underground feeding on plant roots, especially trees and shrubs. This occurs in their immature or nymphal stage. 

Ask an Expert – Home Sweet Home: Is It Best to Rent or Buy?

Apr 22, 2021

Paying rent each month isn’t just for college students or young families not yet settled in a career. Overall, home ownership in the U.S. has declined for the past 10 years since peaking in 2009. At the end of 2020, the rate hovered around 65%. If you plan to rent in the future, consider these points:

USU Says Hello To Help Bring Together The Community

Apr 15, 2021
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Kailey Foster: Social distancing and virtual events have caused some students to feel disconnected from each other. Madison Leak USU Extension Marketing and Communications assistant joins me today to talk about a new campaign on campus that is helping bring students together.

Ask An Expert – April Gardening Checklist

Apr 13, 2021

April showers (and work in the garden) bring May flowers (and plants). Consider these tips to help you prepare! Included are links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac.

Tips For April Vegetables

Apr 12, 2021
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If you're one of those who have already planted your tender vegetables, let me give you a few tips.

Ask An Expert - Establishing Smooth Transitions After Divorce

Apr 12, 2021

Household transitions, when children leave the care and responsibility of one parent to be with the other parent, can be emotional for children and parents alike. Establishing a routine for these transitions is beneficial for residential parents, nonresidential parents and children.

Keeping Up With Your Lawn During The Drought

Mar 30, 2021

Water levels in Utah have gone down 14% in the past year and when the winter didn’t bring in much snow packs, Gov. Spencer Cox signed a new drought executive order. With warm weather just around the corner, how can we keep our lawns green while still being mindful of water use?

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2020 marked a few anniversaries in women's history and 4-H clubs are still doing their part to celebrate with quilting. I took the oppertunity to join a 4-H club in Cache Valley as they worked on their sewing projects. 

Navigating Your Sleep Schedule With A Time Change

Mar 20, 2021
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Kailey Foster: You may have noticed you lost an hour of sleep last week because of daylight savings. Joining me today is Emma Campbell, a health and wellness intern with USU extension to talk about how daylight savings can affect our sleep.

What Is Corned Beef And Is It Irish?

Mar 18, 2021
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St. Patrick’s Day is a day that many people use to celebrate Irish heritage and the famous St. Patrick. A popular dish that is enjoyed by many people is corned beef—but is this really an Irish dish?

Ask An Expert; Corned Beef And Cabbage Not Just For March Meals

Mar 15, 2021

Corned beef and cabbage, Ireland and leprechauns – all part of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, right? Actually, these foods often associated with the holiday are not tied to Irish history at all. At any rate, it’s worth learning more about them and how to include them in your diet.

Tips For Preparing Your Trees And Shrubs

Mar 12, 2021
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It is March. This is the time of year that many people are shopping for their landscape trees, shrubs, and fruit trees. Here are some tips for preparing your trees and shrubs.

Wellbeing Survey Seeking Respondents In Vernal

Mar 9, 2021
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In an effort to better understand how individuals and communities in the state are doing, the Utah Wellbeing Project was developed by USU Extension. 

Ask An Expert: Celebrate America Saves Week, By Saving!

Mar 1, 2021

America Saves Week has been an annual event since 2007. It is held the last week of February and focuses on helping people save money. Most people would like to put more money in savings, but it can be daunting to get started. The Americasaves.org website is a great place to start. You can set savings goals and sign up for email and text reminders to help keep you on track. Consider these savings tips.

February Planting Tips For Southern Utah

Feb 28, 2021
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Kailey Foster: Joining me today to discuss gardening in southern Utah is Rick Heflebower, USU Extension Horticulturist in Washington County. 

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Today's topic is how to put up a no vacancy sign for the Douglas-fir beetles. Most people are aware of the destruction to large swaths of forest trees brought about by a tiny insect group called bark beetles.

Tips For Choosing Fruit Trees

Feb 28, 2021
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As we get into February, we start thinking a little bit about spring. I wanted to give you a few tips on choosing fruit trees. Let's talk for a minute about what grows well in Utah.

Starting To Plan For Your Garden

Feb 27, 2021
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I'm in shock. It's already February. I did get my asparagus seeds planted last month, and they're just coming up. My leftover seeds from 2020 have also been inventory. And I'm going to run germination tests on those starting this weekend.

Ask An Expert: The Dirt On Laundry: How Often To Wash?

Feb 25, 2021

How often do you wash your pajamas and pillowcases? Or how about your coats and comforters? In general, most people don’t wash their clothing, bedding and other items often enough. It’s important to note that phosphates in our detergents have decreased over the years, so your clothes may not be getting as clean as you think, and washing regularly is even more important.

There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season. These tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac can help you get started.

Though it’s February and relationships are on people’s minds, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to consider ways to strengthen your relationship with your partner. Consider these six tips to help keep the spark going all year.

Ask An Expert: Relax And De-Stress With Meditation

Feb 4, 2021

 It can be a challenge to make the time to rest our minds, relax and find peace. But it is definitely worth the effort. 

Mold Can Affect Your Lawn Too

Jan 29, 2021

The term mold describes several fungal species that have a fuzzy appearance, especially when found on that loaf of bread in the back of the pantry that you forgot about.

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In a recent study by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Utah State University finds that Utah has room for growth in the Utah beef processing and sales businesses. 

USU Extension Takes On Vape Prevenion In Southeast Utah

Jan 26, 2021
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Kailey Foster: Recently, USU Extension was awarded a grant to help serve counties in rural Utah with vape and e-cigarette prevention recourses. Joining me today is Dr. Ashley Yaugher, Health & Wellness faculty at USU Extension and Be Epic Project Director.

Ask An Expert : Backyard Chicken Ranching, Rodents And COVID-19

Jan 25, 2021

In response to social distancing guidelines, innovative Utahns have found activities that allow them to be with family and also explore new adventures. In 2020 during COVID-19, Utah state park visitation rates increased by 36% during recreation months compared to 2019.

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