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Perusing the petunias

February 17, 2011 I set out this week to take a look at petunias and all of the wonderful various types that we now have available for our home gardens. more »»

State proficiency awards

February 17, 2011 The following Marshall and Tracy Area FFA students recently received state proficiency awards: Marshall FFA 1st Place Gold Adri DeBoer, Agricultural Communication; Emma Hoversten, Diversified... more »»

Pruning time again

February 3, 2011 It is that time of the year again — pruning time. Late dormant season is the best time to prune your trees and shrub. more »»

In praise of pork

February 3, 2011 AURI meat scientist Minnesotans know their pigs. The state is the third largest producer of hogs in the country, marketing more than 14.6 million animals in 200. more »»

Magnus: Grains, livestock must be healthy to sustain strength of agriculture

January 27, 2011 The Minnesota Committee on Agriculture and Rural Economies met last week to discuss trends and issues facing the Minnesota livestock industries. According to committee chairman Sen. more »»

Grafting

January 27, 2011 Have you ever seen an ad for grafted tomatoes? Have you ever tried it? Grafting is used in horticulture for many reasons. more »»

Hardiness zone maps

January 20, 2011 There may be some confusion out there in regard to maps this year. It will depend on which map you are looking at, in which catalog and to what it refers to. more »»

Rise in food prices a trend seen around the world

January 13, 2011 As food prices hit a record high around the world in December, the latest American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Marketbasket Survey reported a fourth quarter increase in retail food prices at the... more »»

Testing the taste buds

January 13, 2011 There are some really interesting questions that I get from time to time that tend to be more of a scientific type of question than a question of cultivation natur. more »»

Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District rewarded for snow fence efforts

January 6, 2011 The Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) received statewide recognition last month for its efforts in establishing living snow fences in Minnesota. more »»

Garden catalog season is upon us

January 6, 2011 The holidays have come and gone, but there is one sort of holiday that if only you are into gardening you welcome with the enthusiasm of one who is like a child just before Christma. more »»

Tree tradition rich in Minnesota

December 23, 2010 For 500 years, people have been celebrating the tradition of tree decorating for the holidays. more »»

With gardens, comes faith

December 23, 2010 Gardening and faith. Faith and gardening. It seems that where there is one, there is the othe. more »»

The quality way

December 16, 2010 CANBY — An 18-year-old Canby native with a passion for culinary arts and sustainable farming was awarded $2,500 by Niman Ranch, a national network of family farmers that promotes sustainable farming... more »»

Letter to santa from the garden

December 16, 2010 Dear Santa. I have been good all year long and have worked hard in my gardens. more »»

They’re not really gone

December 9, 2010 It’s the time of year when the bugs tend to come inside, looking for winter shelter. more »»

Treating your amaryllis bulbs

December 9, 2010 This is the time of the year we try to restart growing some of those amaryllis bulbs we received last year as a Christmas presen. more »»

Agriculture means food, fuel and jobs

December 9, 2010 AURI We all know the role agriculture plays in providing the delicious food we enjoy all year round, but are especially attuned to during the holidays. more »»

Creating a real stink

December 2, 2010 The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an invasive insect — so much so that one stowaway found its way into a laboratory at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in St. more »»

Managing paper whites

December 2, 2010 This is one of those times that I would like to meet a person who did some research on some problem and find out just how they got started on the idea in the first place. more »»

 
 

 

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