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Radiant Barriers: Myths, Facts, and Benefits

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  What is a radiant barrier? A radiant barrier is a reflective surface that prevents radiant heat from entering a home’s heat envelope. When infrared radiation from the sun hits a home’s roof, it heats up the roofing material, which then radiates that heat back out in all directions. A radiant barrier will reflect this […]

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Organic Cannabis Searches for Its Niche

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  It’s been more than six months since California voters legalized the sale and use of recreational marijuana. Proposition 64 outlines more than a dozen different types of licenses, which cover everything from mixed-light cultivation to transportation and testing. These licenses, however, don’t regulate or differentiate organic from non-organic cannabis. Growers and stakeholders alike, particularly […]

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Irrigation Techniques for Sustainability

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  As sustainably concerns focus on agriculture and horticulture, avoiding water waste with efficient irrigation is high on the checklist for growers at every experience level. At the same time, mixing fertilizer into your drip irrigation water — a process called fertigation — lets growers distribute fertilizer more precisely than overhead methods. For small and […]

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6 Tips for a Scary and Safe Halloween Haunt

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Halloween is just around the corner. Have you been thinking of hosting a haunted house this year? Here are some tips for making sure your haunt is scary – and safe.   1.  Include lots of twists and turns Use black plastic hanging from the ceiling or framed with PVC pipe to create partitions, and turn […]

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Why Aquaponics is Taking Off in the U.S.

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  Water shortages in California have challenged farmers in the nation’s “salad bowl” to reduce water usage and explore less expensive and more sustainable options. One option, in particular, gaining momentum in California and across the country is aquaponics. Aquaponics is an agriculture system that combines hydroponics and aquaculture to raise plants and fish in […]

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Tips for Family-Friendly Remodeling

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  According to a 2017 report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing, home improvement and repair growth will hit 6.8 percent, well above the annual average of 4.9 percent. The boom in home improvement is a good sign that markets have recovered from the 2008 economic downturn. With more home equity available, it’s not just […]

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What Growers Should Look for When Hiring

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As the California legal cannabis market prepares to open up, state officials promise that the kind of marijuana shortage seen in Nevada won’t be replicated in the golden state. As many as 20,000 growers may be seeking licenses, and a hiring boom for upstart cultivators is already underway get ready to meet legal demand. For […]

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