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The Backyard Gardener was a weekly newspaper column written by University of Arizona Extension Agent Emeritus, Jeff Schalau. It covered a range of horticultural and natural resource topics. It was published between 1998 and 2021. Jeff retired in July 2021 and is working to reconfigure the website to allow continued access to the information. As you may be aware, ongoing research and changes in regulations will occur and inform best practices. Please use this site accordingly and know that pesticides and legal statutes change over time.

Horticultural practices also vary from region to region and state to state. For the most current horticultural and natural resource information, consult your local Cooperative Extension office which can be accessed at the following website:

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Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of The University of Arizona - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences , in Tucson, Arizona.

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Last Updated: August 30, 2021
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