Add color to your garden with annuals

Since it is already the end of March with April just around the corner, we need to plan what annuals we want to buy this year as the sale of plants and plants will soon be in the stores. Annuals can be used in many different ways in the garden because they are relatively small … Read more

(Pet Talk) A closer look into cryptococcal fungal infections | Lifestyles

Allowing pets to roam outside may seem like harmless fun, providing them with exercise, mental stimulation and the opportunity to explore. Some environments, however, pose hidden dangers that pet owners may not immediately recognize, such as the risk of cryptococcal fungal infections that can infect the lungs, brain and other parts of the body. Dr. … Read more

Agave in the garden in Napa County

Have you heard the term “back season”? Sometimes it refers to times between resorts, when neither winter sports nor summer activities are available. Recently I have been thinking that it also applies to late winter and early spring in our gardens. Many plots of the home garden will be ready to burst with heat-loving crops, … Read more

Keep calm and garden on

Esther McGinnis NDSU Extension Last week while teaching class, a student asked me to comment on a recent viral news article that claimed urban agriculture generates six times more carbon than conventional agriculture. After class, I read the news article as well as the original scientific study. What I read left me perplexed and skeptical. … Read more

Pet health devices company to appear on Shark Tank

Mella Pet Care, a Chicago-based pet health device, announced today that it will be featured in season 15 of the ABC television series. Shark tank. The company will present Mella Home, Mella Pro Smart Thermometers, and the Biggie Body Condition Scale to the sharks with the hope of accelerating product development, expanding distribution channels, and … Read more

Tips for success in the garden in Napa County

The harvest of last year’s summer and autumn crops is over. I harvested my veggies, elderberries, pineapples, guavas and pomegranates. I cleaned the garden and put away my tools. It was time to leave my garden of rest. We begin the new year with a renewed sense of joy and hope, and with the goal … Read more

Tips for Selecting the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden | Arts & Entertainment

Whether you like tomatoes cut, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe, they taste best when they are grown and harvested from your garden or container. With over 10,000 varieties available it can be difficult to select the best ones to grow in your garden. Start by looking for the varieties best suited to the … Read more

Consider adding dates to your diet

Darla Chouinard Master Gardener The origin of dates can be traced back to around 5320 BC. Dates were, and still are, a staple food grown in the Middle East and North Africa. The date palm is significant to numerous cultures and religions and is sometimes referred to as the “tree of life” due to its … Read more

Midlands Humane Society weekly pet adoption column

Midlands Humane Society will receive a $40,000 grant investment from Petco Love in support of its animal rescue work in Pottawattamie County. Petco Love is a national non-profit change for pets harnessing the power of love to make pet communities and families closer, stronger and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested … Read more

New guidelines for imaging estrogen receptor in breast cancer patients using FES PET

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) have published a new procedure standard/practice guideline for estrogen receptor imaging of breast cancer patients. breast using FES PET. The standard / guide, published before printing in The Journal of Nuclear Medicineis intended to help physicians recommend, perform, … Read more