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Spoil Your Soil: The Benefits of Composting

When did you last treat your grass with “brown gold” to keep it happy and resilient? MPAC’s Spring Intern Ellicia Sanchez discusses the importance of compost. Just like any house that requires a sturdy foundation to withstand rain, wind, and other external pressures, your lawn needs healthy, organic matter to breathe, hold nutrients and water,

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Dieting your lawn

Your lawn’s out of shape! MPAC’s Ryan Anderson constructs a workout and diet plan for your lawn with help from a soil test. We need to manage our lawn’s soil similar to how one approaches a diet. The best dieters do their research beforehand by weighing themselves, tracking their eating and exercise schedule from weeks

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Stop School Pests! IPM Training for School Staff

IPM Institute for North America’s Alina Freund takes a dive into school pest management strategies and introduces a new tool that will better our children’s lives. Students spend a major part of each day in school– at least 25% of the time they’re awake! An unhealthy school environment can have a profound effect on their health

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Fighting Enemies, Cultivating Active Educators in 2017

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson calls for an all-hands-on-deck effort to eliminate pesticide misuse in 2017. The MGG Forum’s active education approach builds the foundation. 2017 started with the worst possible news for us.  On January 2nd in Amarillo, Texas four children died in their trailer home from the misuse of the toxic pesticide Aluminum phosphide. The

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Dealing with Dandelions

While beneficial to your body and soil, dandelions will not leave our dog house soon. MPAC’s Ryan Anderson focuses on getting rid of them the safe way. For the countless times I’ve discussed “natural” strategies to eliminate dandelions, I can’t recall a single question on how they first became a staple “weed” in our American lawns! Yes,

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