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EM110E
A Citizen Science Guide to Wild Bees and Floral Visitors in Western Washington (Home Garden Series)
Since wild bees are difficult to monitor and identify, this guide acts an introductory document for those who would like to understand wild bee biodiversity and contribute to conservation through moni ...

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FS269E
A Gardener’s Primer to Mycorrhizae: Understanding How They Work and Learning How To Protect Them (Home Garden Series)
Mycorrhizae are symbiotic associations between many plants and the beneficial fungi that colonize their roots. Gardeners are often unaware of these relationships and may inadvertently injure or kill t ...

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EM063E (replaces EB1971E)
A Home Gardener's Guide to Soils and Fertilizers (Home Garden Series)
How can the home gardener maximize soil productivity? This guide gives detailed information on soil structure, fertility, and irrigation in your garden. Instructions on the appropriate use of both org ...

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EB1784E
Backyard Composting
Curious about compost? Composting reduces waste and provides an inexpensive treatment for home gardens and landscapes. Whether you have been composting for years or want to start your first pile, this ...

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EM067E
Beneficial Insects, Spiders, and Mites in Your Garden: Who they are and how to get them to stay (Home Garden Series)
Most of the insects, spiders, and other mini-creatures that pass through or live in your garden or home landscape are beneficial—or do little to no harm to you or your plants. Only a handful of garden ...

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FS147E
Biochar: A Gardener's Primer (Home Garden Series)
Home gardeners may have heard about biochar, but may not understand exactly what it is and what it does. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of what biochar is, the science behind its manufactur ...

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FS155E
Cherry Bark Tortrix Enarmonia formosana (Home Garden Series) Replaces EB1893
Cherry bark tortrix, Enarmonia formosana (CBT), is a major invasive pest of many shrubs and trees, especially those in the Rosaceae family. The larvae of this broad-winged moth are bark borers whose ...

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FS117E
Cover Crops for Home Gardens East of the Cascades (Home Garden Series)
This WSU fact sheet is one of a three-part series on cover crops for home gardeners. It focuses on choosing the best cover crops for gardens in Washington and Oregon, east of the Cascades. Other topic ...

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FS111E
Cover Crops for Home Gardens West of the Cascades (Home Garden Series)
This WSU fact sheet is one of a three-part series on cover crops for home gardeners. It focuses on choosing the best cover crops for gardens in Washington and Oregon, west of the Cascades. Other topic ...

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EM087E
Drought Tolerant Landscaping for Washington State (Home Garden Series)
This publication is meant to assist homeowners with the selection and management of appropriate plants, sites, soils, and hardscapes to create a drought-tolerant landscape. It provides a lists and pho ...

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