Educate your garden: protect your home from fire

MASTER YOUR GARDEN: Protecting your home against wildfires

By taking a proactive approach, you can increase your home’s chances of survival during a wildfire event. Texas, USA – The steps you take to reduce the risk to your property before a fire occurs can make all the difference. East Texas has faced a drought-stricken summer, and a lack of rain has resulted in … Read more

Our garden lamp is the enemy.

An adult lanternfly was observed at Michigan State University.  The insects that live in Southeast Asia move along the east coast.

Another bad actor has moved to Michigan, and is known as Lanternfly. That’s the common name for the sap-eating insect Lycorma delicatula, native to China and first discovered in the United States (Berks County, Pennsylvania) in 2014. It then spread to other states in the eastern United States and has now been spotted in Oakland … Read more

Food and fiber exports rose sharply, adding $1.1 billion to the original forecast.

New Zealand’s food and fiber exports rose to $53.3 billion in June – up $1.1 billion on the original forecast. They lead the meat and dairy industry by 30 June 2022, bringing an extra $1.1bn into the NZ economy. Photo: 123rf Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said the impressive results were a testament to the hard … Read more

North West Victoria’s farms are proven to be low paying

The Fair Work Ombudsman has carried out unannounced inspections of agricultural businesses in North West Victoria to ensure workers are being paid fairly. Over two weeks, Fair Work inspectors targeted farms and labor hire companies in the Sunshine region, with around 30 businesses inspected in locations including Mildura, Irymple, Coligan, Red Cliffs and Robinvale. The … Read more

September’s membership month blossomed with events at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.

Posted on August 18, 2022 | 3:44 p.m The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will celebrate—reward—its current and new members with membership-only activities throughout the month of September. An after-dark family nature night (battery lights recommended) and a daylong collaboration with the Santa Barbara Library (storytime, storytime, and wheel tours) are among the Membership Month events. … Read more

Five new biotech centers in the Asia-Pacific region

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is the third largest pharmaceutical market in the world, and has seen a shift from manufacturing mainly generic products to innovative technologies. There are five new biotech hubs in the region to keep an eye on. The life sciences industry is experiencing rapid growth in the APAC region – home to … Read more

IAS, JKAS officers transferred; Some additional pay allocated – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism Breaking news J&K

A big change in management Excelsior Reporter Jammu, Aug 18: The government today ordered a massive crackdown on the administration involving 18 officers, including an IAS.Bipul Pathak, Chief Resident Commissioner, Government of J&K, transferred to New Delhi and Director General, Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Administration, Public Administration and Rural Development.Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Department … Read more