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Bullock's orioles help usher in spring migration

Color has returned to Northern New Mexico. Bullock's orioles are beginning to show up. This bright orange and black-colored bird is a member of the Icteridae family … more

Buckwheats gone wild

Have you ever eaten American buckwheat pancakes, kasha, Japanese soba noodles, Russian blinis, French galettes (savory crêpes) and wondered, "What is this ingredient buckwheat anyway?!"Despite … more

Taos Valley farms break new (and old) ground

The land and water of Taos Valley have been sustaining human life for more than 10,000 years since the first nomadic people came here. As corn became a bigger part of their diet, the Native people … more

Herb ofthe Month: Whitetop, Hoary cress, Wild broccoli

In Northern New Mexico, you will see this noticeable member of the mustard family blooming in the spring months of April and May. more

Spring parsley springs forth

Many of you have already noticed a small, ground-hugging plant with pale purplish striped flowers that is a harbinger of early spring throughout the state. more

Herb of the Month: Storksbill, Filaree

Growing throughout New Mexico, and the world for that matter, storksbill is a member of the geranium family that was likely introduced by Spanish explorers to the Southwest. more

Spraying pesticides for cockroaches bad for ecosystem

Someone asked me if it was okay to have the perimeter of her house sprayed with pesticides for cockroach control. more

Upcoming agriculture events

Is your acequia looking for money to repair ditches? Worried about meeting state requirements for an audit? Check out the upcoming workshop sponsored by the New Mexico Acequia … more

Spring cleaning: Refreshing your home and garden

With the lengthening of days, we begin to feel more energy.The pineal gland located at the base of the brain receives more light through the retina of our eyes, which signals the human … more

Urge Congress to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos

One of the biggest failings of the new Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration under Secretary Scott Pruitt has been the refusal to ban the deadly pesticide, chlorpyrifos. more
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