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Beware blossom end rot

July 21, 2016 There is nothing worse than being excited about that very first tomato that is ripening on your plant, only to finally pick it and finding out that it is rotted on the bottom. This is blossom end rot. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 21, 2016 Soil expert to speak at summit Soil health expert Dr. Jill Clapperton is the featured speaker at Agnition’s first Soil Summit on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Ralco Technology Campus, 330 3rd St., Balat. more »»

Roadblocks to raising fruit

July 14, 2016 It is raspberry picking time on the farm. We had lost much of our raspberry patch several years ago to standing water, replanted and now (excuse the pun) they are ripe for the picking. more »»

Nonprofit Good Acre helps small farmers boost bottom line

July 14, 2016 BIG LAKE (AP) — Lylee Vue farms about 4 acres of land near Big Lake She rents the land, where she grows everything from corn to potatoes to tomatoes to zucchini. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 14, 2016 NY farmer accused of violating child labor laws ALBANY, N.Y. more »»

Water wisely

July 7, 2016 I have decided that I will never again complain about having to drag hoses around my yard once a week (or less) to water my gardens after I spent a week in Wyoming. more »»

Ag Briefs

July 7, 2016 Cartoonist rehired by farm publication that fired him DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa editorial cartoonist has been rehired by the farm publication that fired him earlier this year. more »»

Have a plan

June 30, 2016 For the most effective sustainable landscape, you will need a base plan. The base plan includes information that is collected about the site. more »»

Drowned-out or hailed-out crops and prevented planting — what to do now?

June 30, 2016 By Lizabeth Stahl and David Nicolai Extension Educators - Crops The growing season of 2016 has gotten off to a challenging start for farmers in areas hit by significant rainfall or hail events. more »»

Fresh from the farm

June 30, 2016 DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Using pasture-raised chickens from Danville, peaches from Hazel Green and squash from Falkville, cooks concocted dishes spotlighting local ingredients. more »»

Simonsen Elected to MARL Board

June 30, 2016 Paul Simonsen was recently elected as the new board director for the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program. more »»

How can SULIS help you?

June 23, 2016 There is one part of the U of M Extension service that I have touched on from time to time but maybe never really explained. It is called Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series or SULIS. more »»

Planting options

June 16, 2016 The health and well-being of our pollinators is important, but we also want to have nice looking gardens since, particularly in Minnesota, we have to wait so long to see those beautiful plants... more »»

Minnesota Corn and Soybean Economics

June 16, 2016 In Minnesota, corn and soybeans are major crops grown, with the largest acres planted and highest sales values. Based on USDA/NASS data, the 2015 corn and soybean production values were $. more »»

Native grasses

June 9, 2016 According to Nicole Roth, applied plant science graduate student and Mary . more »»

Selecting fruit and nut producing plants for your landscape

June 9, 2016 There are many benefits to planting trees and shrubs in your landscape. Trees take in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen in a harmonious relationship with breathing animals and humans. more »»

Kids learn sustainable skills with community garden

June 9, 2016 ROCHESTER (AP) — Nothing beats fresh vegetables from the garde. more »»

Education and prevention help boost horse welfare in Minnesota

June 9, 2016 There are fewer neglected horses in Minnesota, a trend experts attribute to an improved economy, education and other preventive measures. more »»

Resources for gardeners

June 2, 2016 Master Gardeners are only one tiny part of the U of M Extension Service as well as the U of M Arboretum which can provide home and professional gardeners assistance with their plants. more »»

AURI: A recipe for success

June 2, 2016 From multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, Minnesota is home to a broad range of food companies. more »»



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Oregon Tale (part 4)

July 22, 2016 After our one-day (and two nights) stay in San Francisco, my sister Dorene and I started the drive back to Eugene across the Bay Bridge onto Interstate 5 once again. more »

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