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Small Meat Processors Updated: April 13, 2017

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How much benefit can carrots provide in the case of suspected equine vitamin A deficiency?

Horses Updated: October 28, 2014

Years ago, chopped carrots might have made up a significant portion of a work horse's diet. In Europe, root vegetables are more likely to be fed chopped or...

Colorado Facilities

Small Meat Processors Updated: October 13, 2014

 List of USDA-inspected and custom-exempt plants. Obtained from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  Searchable database of all plants in the state;...

What are the natural enemies of grasshoppers?

Updated: March 08, 2012

Grasshoppers face a host of predators including birds, rodents, spiders, skunks, several species of flies and horsehair worms--all that feed on grasshoppers....

What could be causing spots on the leaves of aspen trees and what is a recommended treatment?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 14, 2012

Aspens are susceptible to many problems in the urban landscape. One of those problems is aspen leaf spot, a disease caused by fungus. Aspen leaf spot, or...

What is wrong with a lawn that has rings of dead grass; how can it be treated? I live in Colorado.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 14, 2012

Necrotic ring spot, caused by the fungus Ophiosphaerella korrae, is one of several patch diseases that affect turf in the United States. For many years a...

Can diatomaceous earth be used to control flea beetles n the vegetable garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 14, 2012

Diatomaceous earth is an inert substance--mostly silica in a very spiny arrangement. It is active as long as it remains in place, but because it is a dust,...

What do I spray my apple and pear trees with to control insects and diseases? I live in Colorado.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 14, 2012

Homeowners are often surprised at the damage pests can do to apples. It is not easy to grow apples as pretty as those seen in the grocery store. There are...

What ground covers grow at high altitude? I live in Colorado.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 05, 2012

The ideal ground cover plant forms a sufficiently dense mat of roots and foliage to reduce soil erosion, exclude weeds and provide an attractive, year-round...

I missed pruning a few dead branches in an apple tree. Can I remove them in the summer?

Gardens & Landscapes Apples Updated: November 28, 2011

The best time to prune is early in the Spring before bud break. Dead or broken branches can be removed anytime, but keep other pruning to a minimum.

Every year my garden has lots of a succulent leaved, low-growing weed with small yellow flowers. What is this weed and how do I eradicate it?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: November 28, 2011

Purslane, Portulaca oleracea, is an annual, reproducing from seeds and stem pieces.  It has fleshy succulent leaves and stems with yellow flowers. They look...

Can I grow cactus outside in Denver, Colorado?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 17, 2011

Yes. There are a variety of cacti that can be grown in Denver's climate. Here are a few tips to get you started. First on your agenda is to determine the...

What is wrong with a mature ponderosa pine with globs of sap on the bark on the main trunk and an overall gray-green color that is starting to turn brown?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 17, 2011

A ponderosa pine with symptoms such as globs of sap on the trunk and a pale green color may be the result of invasion by mountain pine beetles, which...

What types of cactus will survive outdoors in Colorado?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 16, 2011

Varieties of cactus that will thrive in Colorado include brittle prickly pear cactus, plains prickly pear cactus, ball cactus, and hedgehog cactus (also...

The leaves on my aspen tree are all sticky. What insects are doing this and is there a recommended treatment?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 16, 2011

Dozens of species of aphids (plant lice) may be found on shade trees and woody ornamental plants in Colorado. Aphids feed on plants by sucking sap from the...

My aspen tree has little knobby growths all over the branches; what is it and how can it be treated?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 16, 2011

Knobby growths on aspens are symptoms of twig gall, something particularly common in Colorado’s Front Range area. A gall is basically a growth that is...

What causes thin, patchy grass?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 10, 2011

Thin grass is often a sign that;It is important to first diagnose the cause of the thinning lawn and proceed from there. Pest problems are usually the least...

Why do I need to use "tree wrap" on my newly planted trees?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 02, 2011

"Tree wrap" is necessary for, not only newly planted trees but also thin barked trees, like soft maple, honeylocust and crabapples. Tree wrap is used to...

Will sprinkling gypsum on 'dog urine' dead lawn spots balance the pH and allow the grass to grow back?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 30, 2011

Dog-urine spots in lawn are due to the high level of nitrogen in the dog urine; that is what burns the grass.  The urine doe not cause a high pH in the area....

What are some suggestions for growing apples successfully in Colorado?

Gardens & Landscapes Apples Updated: August 28, 2011

Reliable varieties for this area are 'Cox Orange', 'Red Delicious', 'Golden Delicious', 'McIntosh', 'Jonathan', 'Fameuse', 'Northwest Greening', 'Joyce',...

What is the method to get apple trees to set fruit?

Gardens & Landscapes Apples Updated: August 22, 2011

All varieties of apple trees require some cross-pollination for fruit set. Even though some varieties are listed as self-fruitful, they will set fruit more...

How do daytime temperatures affect mosquito populations?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: February 12, 2011

I want to prune my aspens. When is the best time of year and is there a certain way?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: December 10, 2010

What are some suggestions for keeping bears out of active beehives? I live in Colorado.

What could control cucumber beetles damaging zucchini and yellow squash plants without harming the several toads that are present in the vegetable garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: July 28, 2010

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