Category Archives: Planting

Planting Through the Low Desert Seasons

By Cricket Aldridge, Urban Farm Lifestyle Editor   One of the coolest things about gardening in the Sonoran Desert is that we can grow every month of the year, with the hardest time to grow being July through September, although … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Sleep over the Nightshade Family of Plants

By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern The Nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae) includes many fruits and vegetables that you may be familiar with, and probably have at home right now. But did you know that this group of plants … Continue reading

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Do Honey Bees Need Pesticides, or More Specifically, Miticides?

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and southern Arizona rancher with her family Miticides, as the name implies, is an agent used to control mites. If you read my last article concerning honey bees and their unwelcome parasitic friend, … Continue reading

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Hive-proud Honey Bees

By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and southern Arizona rancher with her family With all the talk surrounding honey bee declines, you might be wondering why I would spend any amount of time talking about “hive-proud” honey bees. … Continue reading

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Arizona Farmers get more Crop per Drop

By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern  Water is important to farmers and ranchers across the globe, it grows their crops and waters their livestock, after all. Here in the desert state of Arizona, it can be an even more … Continue reading

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