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...he said. Entire fields were wiped out this winter, possibly due to lack of snow cover, which protects the maturing root systems from stressful freeze-thaw cycles, Matney said. He said the key may be to introduce more hearty varieties or improve...
Export program makes the final cut

...buyer wants, Floyd said. Peonies are perennials that take up to three years to develop strong, well-established root systems. "Some outlive the grower," Floyd said. "There are some flowers in the Lower 48 that are 100 years old."In...
'Weird winters' a challenge for peony growers

...For peony production that is not uncommon. The perennials take at least three years to develop well established root systems that allow for annual picking without compromising production the following year. To overwinter in Alaska's extreme...
Wildfire burns half-acre near Funny River Road

...checking in on an extinguished fire is crucial, especially in areas where the peat moss is thick and can conceal vast root systems for trees. A fire can reappear some distance away from its ignition point after burning underground, he said. "You...
Forestry douses hot spot left over from Funny River wildfire

...the people recreate in the burned areas, they should watch for hot spots and other dangers like trees with weakened root systems and ash pits. "One thing we look for when we go out is obviously visible smoke. The other thing we look for is white...
For a different bulb, try planting alliums you would any other spring-blooming bulb. Wait until the weather cools to allow them several weeks to develop a root system before the ground freezes, Langeveld says.The bulbs should be planted at least 6 to 8 inches deep, even deeper for...
Group clears brush for moose benefit, plant regeneration the ground, is time sensitive. Spraker said the trimming must occur before the nutrients stored in the plant's root system release and trigger new growth brought on by the Alaska summer. From one stump may sprout up to 15 new stems, Spraker...
Springtime presents opportunities to learn about invasive plants

...clusters at the ends of the branches. It can grow up to five feet tall and forms dense colonies with its extensive root system. Orange hawkweed and Canada thistle can cause skin and respiratory problems, restrict recreational land use, and...
Time to be fire wise

...grasses carry fire underneath the healthy, living green vegetation, Roesch said. The fires burn deeper and into the root systems of trees. As a result, it takes longer to suppress a fire, she said. "Although, Alaska fires are predominantly...
Narrowleaf hawksbeard (Crepis tectorum)

...easily spread into riparian areas. This yellow flower is blooming right now and can be easily pulled as it has a shallow root system. Removal of this plant will help stop its spread as it will not go to seed. Do not compost these blossoms as the seed...


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