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Bill Taylor grew up on a farm in northwestern Montana, taught vocational agriculture for 16 years, then became an Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming for 11 years. In 2005 he took on the position of Community Development Area Extension Educator with the University of Wyoming. You can read his articles at Scribd. Contact Bill at weston@uwyo.edu.

A Bill Taylor Podcast

These are insights of Bill Taylor, University of Wyoming Extension Community Development Area Educator. He provides audio podcasts on numerous subjects, including personal and family financial literacy, board governance, business management, estate planning, leadership development, facilitation, conflict management, horticulture, and other subjects of interest.

Horticulture

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Download Plant Combinations  2013-04-25 (4.55 MB)

Plant Combinations

  • What plants go together for watering zones while making a pleasing landscape?

Download Spring Lawn Care  2013-04-24 (4.55 MB)

Spring Lawn Care

  • There are several things to do now to prepare your lawn for summer.

Download Pruning Trees  2013-03-08 (4.55 MB)

Pruning Trees

  • Trees need proper pruning and at the proper time.

Download Tree Risks  2013-03-08 (4.12 MB)

Tree Risks

  • Broken or falling trees can present risks which may be prevented.

Download Your Sprinkler System is Killing Your Lawn!  2012-07-06 (4.55 MB)

Your Sprinkler System is Killing Your Lawn!

  • Most sprinkler systems are set to water every day for a few minutes, which weakens the root system.

Download Your Trees Need Water!  2012-07-05 (4.55 MB)

Your Trees Need Water!

  • Most homeowners are not giving their trees enough water.

Download Ice Melter Damages Plants  2012-01-20 (4.55 MB)

Ice Melter Damages Plants

  • Be careful with your ice melter or you may be replacing plants and turf.

Download Inddor Air Pollution  2012-01-20 (4.55 MB)

Inddor Air Pollution

  • Houseplants help clean indoor air.

Download Healthy Houseplant Care  2012-01-20 (4.55 MB)

Healthy Houseplant Care

  • Tips to keep your houseplants healthy in winter.

Download FIRE BLIGHT  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

FIRE BLIGHT

  • Fire Blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is one of the most destructive diseases of apple and pear in the United States.

Download SPRINGTIME RITUALS  2011-12-09 (4.12 MB)

SPRINGTIME RITUALS

  • April and May is the time of year to begin some of the spring lawn rituals.

Download SHRUBS FOR WYOMING  2011-12-09 (3.97 MB)

SHRUBS FOR WYOMING

  • Some shrubs that should be considered in your landscaping plans.

Download Seed Catalogs  2011-12-09 (4.17 MB)

Seed Catalogs

  • Prepare for the next growing season by studying some seed catalogs.

Download ROSES  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

ROSES

  • Roses do require some special care and are susceptible to disease and insects, but it is worth a little extra care to grow them.

Download PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS

  • Steps in planting trees and shrubs.

Download PLANT GEMS OF WYOMING  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

PLANT GEMS OF WYOMING

  • Desirable plants for Wyoming landscaping.

Download NEW PLANTS FOR 2010  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

NEW PLANTS FOR 2010

  • Landscaping plants new in 2010.

Download WINTER WATERING GUIDELINES FOR LANDSCAPES  2011-12-09 (3.33 MB)

WINTER WATERING GUIDELINES FOR LANDSCAPES

  • Winter weather with little or no snow creates a stressful situation for perennial plants, including shrubs and trees.

Download Evergreen Winter Injury  2011-12-09 (4.32 MB)

Evergreen Winter Injury

  • Winter desiccation and damage from an early fall freeze are two major causes of winter injury to evergreen trees.

Download Selling Houses by the Yard  2011-12-09 (4.52 MB)

Selling Houses by the Yard

  • Good landscaping greatly improves the chances of selling a lot for the desired price.

Download Trees in Drought Times  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Trees in Drought Times

  • Help your trees survive drought stress.

Download Establishing Native Trees and Shrubs  2011-12-09 (4.57 MB)

Establishing Native Trees and Shrubs

  • Planting of trees and shrubs.

Download Tree Notes  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Tree Notes

  • Tree care issues.

Download Tree Health Based on Life Stages  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Tree Health Based on Life Stages

  • Using a acronym to remember the health issues at various life stages of a tree.

Download Tent Caterpillars  2011-12-09 (3.66 MB)

Tent Caterpillars

  • Controlling tent caterpillars.

Download Starting a Value-Added Business  2011-12-09 (4.55 MB)

Starting a Value-Added Business

  • What do you need to know to start a food business?

Download Good Gardens and Landscapes Begin with Good Soil  2011-12-09 (3.6 MB)

Good Gardens and Landscapes Begin with Good Soil

  • How to develop seedbeds with nutritious soils.

Download Shrubs Are Important in the Wyoming Landscape  2011-12-09 (3.57 MB)

Shrubs Are Important in the Wyoming Landscape

  • Purchasing good shrub stock.

Download Survival of Seedling Trees  2011-12-09 (4.07 MB)

Survival of Seedling Trees

  • Practices to improve the survival of tree plantings.

Download Tree Root Damage - Why? When? How?  2011-12-09 (3.66 MB)

Tree Root Damage - Why? When? How?

  • How do tree roots get damaged and what is the result?

Download Planting Berries  2011-12-08 (3.6 MB)

Planting Berries

  • When to plant your berries.

Download Needle Browning  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Needle Browning

  • Some browning of needles on evergreens is natural.

Download Kill A Tree  2011-12-08 (4.46 MB)

Kill A Tree

  • Practices that kill trees.

Download Horticultural Tips 2  2011-12-08 (4.51 MB)

Horticultural Tips 2

  • Second in a series of horticultural tips.

Download Horticultural Tips 1  2011-12-08 (4.57 MB)

Horticultural Tips 1

  • First in a series of horticultural tips.

Download Hedges  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Hedges

  • Planting, care and maintenance of hedges.

Download New Gooseberry Variety  2011-12-08 (4.05 MB)

New Gooseberry Variety

  • Characteristics of a new gooseberry variety.

Download Gardens and Grasses  2011-12-08 (4.52 MB)

Gardens and Grasses

  • Adapting your garden to the environment. Planting decorative grasses.

Download Garden Insect Management 3  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Garden Insect Management 3

  • Third in a series on managing insects in the garden.

Download Garden Insect Management 2  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Garden Insect Management 2

  • Second in a series on managing insects in the garden.

Download Garden Insect Management 1  2011-12-08 (4.55 MB)

Garden Insect Management 1

  • First in a series on managing the insects in your garden.

Download Fruit Varieties  2011-12-08 (4.54 MB)

Fruit Varieties

  • Recommended varieties of fruit.

Download Firewise  2011-12-08 (3.68 MB)

Firewise

  • Preparing your landscape to resist a wildfire.

Download Fertilizing Trees  2011-12-08 (4.41 MB)

Fertilizing Trees

  • How to feed your trees.

Download Fall Lawn Care  2011-12-08 (4.64 MB)

Fall Lawn Care

  • Prepare your lawn for winter.

Download Fall Cleanup  2011-12-08 (3.97 MB)

Fall Cleanup

  • Clean up your lawn and garden in the fall.

Download Buying Trees  2011-12-05 (4.37 MB)

Buying Trees

  • What to look for when buying a tree.

Download Beneficial Insects 2  2011-12-05 (4.35 MB)

Beneficial Insects 2

  • Second in a series on beneficial insects in horticulture.

Download Beneficial Insects 1  2011-12-05 (4.1 MB)

Beneficial Insects 1

  • First of two parts on beneficial insects in horticulture.

Download Beetles in Firewood  2011-12-05 (4.57 MB)

Beetles in Firewood

  • Mountain Pine Beetles can infest your trees from your firewood.

Download Army Cutworms  2011-12-05 (3.35 MB)

Army Cutworms

  • Army Cutworm lifecycle and control for the garden.

Download Best Annuals for Wyoming's High Altitudes  2011-12-05 (2.95 MB)

Best Annuals for Wyoming's High Altitudes

  • Horticultural plants for high altitudes.

Download Annual Grass and Weed Control  2011-12-05 (4.55 MB)

Annual Grass and Weed Control

  • Control of annuals in lawns and gardens.

Download Soils  2011-11-15 (3.6 MB)

Soils

  • Improving soil

Download Planning for Drought  2011-11-15 (4.46 MB)

Planning for Drought

  • Information about drought planning

Download Winter Watering  2011-11-15 (3.33 MB)

Winter Watering

  • Which trees/shrubs are vulnerable and guidelines for watering

Download Burning Trash and Garbage  2011-11-15 (3.64 MB)

Burning Trash and Garbage

  • Guidelines for Wyoming burning

Download Vegetable Gardens  2011-11-15 (3.5 MB)

Vegetable Gardens

  • Tailoring your vegetable garden to the Wyoming environment

Download Trees and Shrubs  2011-11-15 (3.82 MB)

Trees and Shrubs

  • Control insects in orchards

Download Lawn Care C  2011-11-15 (3.41 MB)

Lawn Care C

  • Late summer lawn care

Download Lawn Care B  2011-11-15 (4.16 MB)

Lawn Care B

  • Summer care

Download Lawn Care A  2011-11-15 (3.71 MB)

Lawn Care A

  • Spring care.

Download Landscaping for Backyard Wildlife  2011-11-15 (3.99 MB)

Landscaping for Backyard Wildlife

  • What wildlife would you like in your backyard?

Download Mulching  2011-11-15 (4.8 MB)

Mulching

  • Why is mulching beneficial.

Download Rabbits  2011-11-15 (4.41 MB)

Rabbits

  • Preventing damage by rabbits

Download Fall Clean Up part 2  2011-11-09 (3.75 MB)

Fall Clean Up part 2

  • How to reduce insects, crawlers, and diseases that invade your home in the fall.

Download Fall Clean Up  2011-11-09 (3.98 MB)

Fall Clean Up

  • How to reduce insects and crawlers that invade your home in the fall.

Download Fall Lawn Care  2011-11-09 (3.43 MB)

Fall Lawn Care

  • This podcast focuses on techniques to apply in the fall to maintain a healthy lawn.

Download Black shale hill sides  2011-11-09 (6.1 MB)

Black shale hill sides

  • Bill responds to a question of what to do with the black shale hill sides found throughout Weston County.

Download Removing skunk odor from pets  2011-11-09 (5.39 MB)

Removing skunk odor from pets

  • How to remove odor from pets when they have been sprayed by a skunk.

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