Non-native invasive species major threat to ecosystem May is Invasive Species Awareness Month. The estimated price tag of managing the damages caused by invasive species such as the emerald ash borer or Asian carp is $120 billion annually in the U.S. Autism acceptance: A quest for answers, support Katie Stafford and her husband struggled to understand their young daughter’s unfamiliar behavior, which seemed so unlike the usual tantrums and behavioral quirks of childhood. Coexissssting with snakes in the yard and garden As spring progresses, many of us will have our hands in the dirt in our backyards, pulling out weeds and breaking up soil to prepare for the ultimate tomato patch. Put down the bottle: Handling weeds and insects at home doesn't start with pesticides Improper use can harm adults, children, and pets, kill beneficial insects, and leach chemicals into the ecosystem and drinking water supplies. During planting, stress management is more important than ever As spring planting approaches, so do the pressures and expectations placed upon farmers. Hemp research a win-win for new Midwestern crop Industrial hemp is one of the fasting growing crops across Midwestern fields and researchers are recruiting producers in the race to learn more.