MERIDIAN — If you have what seems to be an outgrowth of pretty white flowers that appear to be attractive ground cover vegetation growing on your property, you might want to think again.

JONESBORO, Ark. — Bobby Coy and his son, Richard Coy, owners of Crooked Creek Bee Co., in Jonesboro, began noticing a decline in bee pollination after nearby farmers began using the pesticide dicamba on nearby crops during the past three years.

The Enemy: In the spirit of CHRISTmas — holly, that is English holly (Ilex aquifolium). Holly is a perennial evergreen shrub that can grow into large trees. As we all have seen around the holidays, it has wavy and waxy leaves with small spines. This plant comes from woodlands in Europe, East…

Fusarium head blight, also called scab, is a fungal disease that infects wheat and barley. The fungus produces the toxin deoxynivalenol, which causes some single-chambered stomach animals including horses, pigs and humans to vomit. It has been given the nickname “vomitoxin.”

A series of eastern Idaho pesticide applicator training seminars will be held in early December at various locations around the region.