Crops and gizzards! To some of you, those words might sound like the title of a new fantasy role-playing tabletop game. Remember when Dungeons & Dragons came out in 1974? As far as I know, "crops and gizzards" is not the name of a computer game. A few folks might link the words to the anatomy of a chicken or some other bird. In fact, the words are names of organs in the alimentary system of a bird.
A series of three new publications from Purdue Extension will offer homeowners, farmers and commercial applicators practical tips on protecting pollinators from insecticide exposure and other risks. Each publication in the Protecting Pollinators series is available as a free download from Purdue's The Education Store at www.edustore.purdue.edu.
Keep poinsettia in complete darkness for 15 hours each day - for example, between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. - for eight to 10 weeks until red bracts begin to show.
Q. How can I keep the beetles away and keep the invisible insects from eating holes in my rose leaves? The beetles have not been too bad the last couple of years, but the holes in the leaves never stop. I have tried so many different kinds of insecticides but to no avail. Our soil is not too sandy, but it is not all dirt either. Drainage does not seem to be a problem as we live on a slight incline above the street and driveway.
Many insects have names. These names fall into one of two groups: common names or scientific names. Names generally used by the public for specific insects are known as common names and sometimes vary from place to place.
Over the years I have been the proud owner of a redbone or two. This breed of hound is a trailing dog and is often used for raccoon hunting. If you have never been on a raccoon hunt using trailing dogs, here is how it works.
Mention puppy and not everyone is reminded of cute little baby dogs or wolves. Some older folks might call an arrogant teenager a "young pup!" The term "puppy" can also be used to describe something in a playful way: "Joe's new car is some puppy!" I have even heard people lament that their feet are "tired puppies" after a long walk.