Q: My 14-year-old son started public high school this year and immediately fell into his old bad habits. He's intelligent and capable of making consistently excellent grades, but he often does less than he's capable of. He also tends to wait until the last minute before he begins something like a book report.
I have recently received several turf calls about caterpillars. The majority of the caterpillars are sod webworms and different species of armyworms. I have mostly seen sod webworms, which are less than an inch long and have dark spots over their body. They overwinter as caterpillars in protective webbing. In the spring, they feed and molt into the pupal state.
One of the problems I occasionally struggle with is that of giving unsatisfactory answers to people's questions. By that, I mean answers I know are unsatisfactory in the sense that they do not promise solutions, but are nonetheless the best I can do.
It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.
Q: Our first, a girl, just turned 3 and has suddenly started throwing tantrums. She can begin a tantrum when she's alone in her room if something she's playing with doesn't do what she wants it to do. It's as if she is right on the edge of a tantrum all day long.
On Nov. 19, 2012, Timothy and Ashlyn Tebeau gave birth to a precious baby girl they named Ella Grace. The Rincon couple was understandably ecstatic to welcome their first child into the world. Soon after the delivery, a nurse mentioned that the medical staff wanted to perform a few tests. Then came a diagnosis for which they were unprepared – Down's syndrome.
September 08, 2015|
By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi
There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous that it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking that resembles the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling that a vicious hurricane is headed that way.
Money is being wasted! Not just on the absurdly expensive television you decided to purchase for college football, but also on discarding leaves. Leaves that are placed on the curb for the city to pick up are much more valuable in a pile in the backyard. Leaves are packed with nutrients and organic matter, which greatly improve soil quality.
I have met with several farmers in the county and have scouted peanut and soybean fields to check for caterpillars. These pests reduce the foliage on the plant with their chewing mouthparts. If there is a large enough number of caterpillars in these crops, the crop yield can be reduced. Because of this, our farmers spend many hours scouting their fields to make sure this pest does not cause too much damage.