April 13, 1994

Ground Ivy

Ground ivy was one of the few plants that had ideal growing conditions in 1993. Needless to say, homeowners are trying to eliminate it this spring. Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) is an aggressive, low-growing, perennial invader of lawns, vegetable gardens, and flower beds. It thrives in moist, shady areas, as well as sunny locations. The scalloped leaves are round or kidney-shaped and are attached by petioles to square stems. Ground ivy roots at each joint whenever it touches the soil, thus making it difficult to hand pull.

Characteristics of Recommended and Popular Tomato Varieties

Variety growth disease resistance Fruit size (ounces) dwarf det. indet. vert. fus. nem. TMV 1 or less 1-3 4-8 9-12 over 12 Early (50-65 days) Early Girl * * * Pixie II (cherry) *

Worker Protection Standard Delayed to 1995

President Clinton has signed a bill to delay the implementation of the general requirements of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) from April 15, 1994 to January 1, 1995. This delay allows more time for those who use pesticides in the production of agricultural plants (on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses) to learn about WPS and to prepare for its implementation.