Category Archives: Trends

2010 Census Data on Interactive Maps

The New York Times recently released an interactive 2010 census map that shows population data for every county in the country at http://nyti.ms/eocVZG .  The map is color- coded so that you can easily determine which counties have increased or decreased in population since … Continue reading

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Downey Mildew Running Rampant

I’ve heard several local reports of major problems with downy mildew on Impatiens in the landscape. In fact this seems to be widespread not just in our area but also down the West Coast and even on the lower East … Continue reading

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New Home / Multifamily Construction is Up

Among the many ‘doom & gloom’ articles about the economy I’ve seen recently, two were optimistic. The first, from June, (http://ow.ly/5U740) says “New-home construction popped to a five-month high in June, surprising economists and fueling hope that the long-struggling U.S. … Continue reading

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Court Considers Pesticide Drift as Trespassing

This week, a lawsuit in Minnesota concerning the drift of pesticide into an organic farm can, under some conditions, be considered trespassing. Getting a farm certified organic is difficult and federal rules are strict about pesticides whether they are applied … Continue reading

Posted in Legal, Pesticides, Trends