Colorado Department of Agriculture

12:08pm

Wed April 30, 2014
Agriculture

Colorado Hemp Growers Begin Historic Planting Season

Industrial hemp can grow more than ten feet tall. The plant, which can resemble marijuana grown for medical or recreational use, usually lacks THC, the chemical that gives users a high.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

An historic planting of Colorado’s first state regulated industrial hemp crop is underway. More than 70 applications to grow the towering cousin of marijuana have come in to the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

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6:00am

Mon March 3, 2014
Agriculture

Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

Ellen Nelson has battled invasive plants that out-compete native grasses on her grass-fed beef ranch near Bellvue, Colo. Some climate studies suggest that fight will worsen in the coming decades.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Most climate models paint a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species.  

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1:38pm

Tue February 4, 2014
Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Has Called Boulder Home For 3-4 Years

Emerald Ash Borer has been found in the red squares of this map of Boulder County.
Credit Colorado Department of Agriculture

The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive Asian beetle that has decimated American ash trees in the United States has been in the city of Boulder between three and four years according to the results of a new study conducted by a collaborative EAB incident command team.

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1:45pm

Wed November 13, 2013
Environment

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Hopes To Limit Further Infestation

Emerald Ash Borer
Credit www.emeraldashborer.info

The state department of agriculture has enacted an emergency quarantine to prevent untreated ash tree products and nursery stock from leaving Boulder County because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

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6:00am

Sat November 2, 2013
The Garden Report

The Emerald Ash Borer: An Urban Problem for Colorado

The Emerald Ash Borer perched on tree bark
Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

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