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Growing green – Fungus among us

June 19, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

In the past few weeks, I have been inundated with samples of sick and dying plants. For the most part, these plants have suffered from a variety of fungal diseases. Continue Reading

Forest Service considers re-opening bat caves

April 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states after imposing it in an effort to halt a deadly fungal outbreak that affects bats. Continue Reading

Beetle threatens growers of iconic Kona coffee

March 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A beetle smaller than a sesame seed is boring its way into Kona coffee beans and threatening the nation’s only coffee-growing region’s premiere crop. Continue Reading