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Mold and spiders

September 22, 2016 White mold is a plant disease caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. This pathogen is capable of infecting over 400 plant species. more »»

 
 
 
MnDOT: Watch for farm equipment during harvest season; more than 400 crashes since 2013

September 22, 2016 Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota... more »»

Ag Briefs

September 22, 2016 Supporters of animal rights ballot question raise $1. more »»

Soil tests

September 15, 2016 Soil tests can be no better than the sample. Therefore, proper collection of the soil sample is extremely important. To obtain a good soil sample, follow the directions below. more »»

What direction will 2017 farmland rents go?

September 15, 2016 By David Bau, Extension Educator University of Minnesota Extension Each year I put together tables listing actual farmland rental rates by county from Adult Farm Management Record. more »»

Ag Briefs

September 15, 2016 North Dakota hosts large African delegation at farm show FARGO, N.D. more »»

Landscape audits

September 8, 2016 According to Sam Bauer, U of M Extension educator, auditing irrigation systems is an important practice for maximizing water use efficiency in the home landscape. more »»

Milan farm carves blueberry niche

September 8, 2016 MILAN, Iowa (AP) — Drive south of Milan on Ridgewood Road and you’ll see lots of new homes with nicely mowed lawns and tidy flower beds. more »»

Soil Health Partnership hosts Sept. 15 event in Lake Wilson

September 8, 2016 A field day will dig into the subject of soil health with area farmers on Sept. 15. more »»

Oklahoma farms see agritourism industry grow

September 1, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andy Wooliver would prefer to not haul his crop of pumpkins from the field by hand this season. Fortunately, he knows a lot of customers are willing to pay to do it themselves. more »»

Soil Health Partnership hosts Sept. 15 event in Lake Wilson

September 1, 2016 A field day will dig into the subject of soil health with area farmers on Sept. 15. more »»

Company planning large wind farm pulls permit application

September 1, 2016 AVON, S.D. (AP) — A Dell Rapids-based company planning a 36,000-acre wind farm in Bon Homme and Charles Mix counties has pulled its application for a state permit. more »»

500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm

September 1, 2016 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — How do you steal 500 cows? Probably not all at onc. more »»

Time for a raise

August 18, 2016 There are always ways to work around problems. more »»

Surviving Low Corn and Soybean Prices

August 18, 2016 For the past few years, corn and soybean prices have risen and fallen deeply. Current corn price starts with a 2 in front, something not seen since 2006 as indicated in Table 1 below. more »»

Master gardeners

August 11, 2016 Grow with us! Become a U of M Extension Master Gardener! Who are Master Gardeners? Master Gardeners are from all walks of life and volunteer on behalf of their university. more »»

St. Cloud man finds happiness, hope in growing tomatoes

August 11, 2016 ST. CLOUD (AP) — In a blink-and-you-miss-it plot of land just outside of downtown, the tomato whisperer of St. Cloud is standing in a forest of tomato plants. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

August 11, 2016 Women in Agriculture quarterly seminar Did you know every three days a child dies in an ag-related incident and 33 children are injured every day?* If you are concerned about the safety and... more »»

Wasps’ target: cicadas

August 4, 2016 There have been a lot of questions about solitary wasps lately. more »»

 
 
 

 

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It's Just Wrong

September 1, 2016 I watched a movie on Netflix, “The Right Kind of Wrong,” the other day and there were a lot of things in it that, well we can say they used a lot of creative license. more »

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