June 20, 1997

Corn Gluten Meal: Good News for Gardeners

One of the most important breakthroughs in organic lawn care has its roots in a fortunate accident by Iowa State University researcher Nick Christians. The natural herbicide that resulted from Christians' research (made from corn gluten meal) is now patented, and is licensed to 15 distributors for use in turf and home gardens.

Heat Safety

As temperatures rise, so can problems related to heat. As gardeners and horticultural workers, we need to be aware of how serious heat related illnesses can be and how to avoid them. If the body does not rid itself of excess heat fast enough, it cooks the brain and other vital organs. Heat stroke is often fatal, and those who survive may have permanent damage to their vital organs.