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Educational Links and Publications

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New and Featured Titles from Extension Publishing

The early French explorers called the vast, treeless land they discovered “prairie,” or meadow. Whether your interest lies in planting a prairie garden or learning more about this important part of Midwestern natural history, the Prairie Primer (G2736) serves as an excellent guide.

Do-It-Yourself Alternative Lawn Care - Growing a lush lawn without synthetic fertilizer or pesticide is difficult, but can be done—and growing your lawn this way will protect the environment. The author describes six key techniques required for alternative lawn care success: preparing soil properly, selecting the right grass, mowing at the right height, providing proper nutrients, controlling pests, and irrigating sufficiently. By thoroughly understanding these six key tactics you’ll be able to adjust your alternative lawn care program to meet your lawn’s particular needs and attain the best possible results.

Cornell’s newest Citizen Science in Horticulture project website makes it easy for gardeners to compare varieties and become more aware of the wide diversity of varieties that are available. Gardeners can search or browse for more than 2,000 varieties, view details for each including how long they take to mature, and find links to seed companies that sell the variety. Gardeners may share what they’ve learned and rate and review particular varieties. The site also includes links to other Cornell gardening resources, including online growing guides for more than 60 garden crops. 

 

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