There’s no question that winters in Wyoming are tough. But Holly and Jimmie Cassity, owners of Sweetwater Garden, view the winter months as their opportunity to prepare for customers who are eager to get back to anything green and earthy. [Read more…]
Dr. Amy Dreves, Oregon State University, says Drosophila suzukii, more commonly known as the Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) is destroying the IPM programs developed in the 1940s and 50s.
“The SWD invasion has forced a lot of fruit growers to drastically increase chemical applications,” said Dreves. [Read more…]
NEWSDEEPLY — This year has been a big one for water. California is still mired in drought, although less of the state is suffering than in previous years and each winter rainstorm brings a fresh bit of optimism. [Read more…]
Resolutions swirl around us at this time of year. We resolve to pay more attention to our businesses by setting goals and planning how we will meet them. We make lists, calculate budgets, strategize marketing objectives, and, if all else fails, cross our fingers.
It is difficult to predict what will happen in the months ahead, but in the present there is one tool which helps clarify the path and may even suggest how we need to proceed. Starting by looking back may seem like traveling in the wrong direction, but outlining where you started and describing the journey can lead to some interesting and perhaps surprising insights. [Read more…]
I have a friend who just landed a very impressive job at one of the biggest companies in the country. I won’t name the business, but trust me — it’s a place that is a very big deal, that could set my friend up for life. He’ll have everything: a starting salary that is more than I’ll make by the time I retire, every benefit you can imagine (and some you could make up), an enviable 401K package, paid parental leave, even extra perks like a paid gym membership and daily meals provided. [Read more…]