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Looking back on growing season

September 15, 2011 The sudden appearance of what seems like fall is upon us once agai. more »»

Area 4-H state fair results

September 14, 2011 CH - Champion (used only for livestock) RC - Reserve Champion (used only for livestock) PR - Purple (optionally used, at the judge's discretion, to designate the top exhibits in a class) BL - Blue... more »»

Fall lawn care

September 8, 2011 Bob Mugass from the University of Minnesota has some great tips for fall lawn care. more »»

Talking apples

September 1, 2011 Karl Foord, a UMN Extension educator, has posted some really neat information on apple trees. more »»

Beauty and purpose

August 25, 2011 CANBY — Driving north on Minnesota Highway 68 toward Canby, amidst rows and rows of beans and corn, one brilliantly-colored field clearly stands out, the vivid sunflowers perched proudly around the... more »»

Japanese beetles

August 25, 2011 The Japanese beetle, according to Vera Kirchik, (JB) is a serious pest of turf and ornamental plants. Grubs feed on the roots of grass and adults feed on the foliage of more than 300 plant species. more »»

Legislature allows coyote bounties, but is anybody interested?

August 18, 2011 At the Yellow Medicine County Board meeting on July 26, a notification was passed around that the 87th Minnesota state legislative session had finally passed a bill allowing town and county boards t... more »»

A?new kind of plum?

August 18, 2011 According to Emily Dusek, plums have long been regarded as a fruit that can be grown in the Midwest, but the size and quality has never measured up to that of California’s plums. more »»

Time for a little detective work

August 11, 2011 Part of volunteering as a Master Gardener is playing sleuth — figuring out a mystery. more »»

Building a bio-based future

August 11, 2011 AURI senior project development director One of the most promising new avenues for agricultural products may have a very industrial feel. more »»

Weeds — if you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em

August 4, 2011 Weeds. They’re ugly. They’re everywhere. And they’re relentless. Anyone who farms or gardens likely has strong feelings about them. more »»

Sunflowers continue to be popular

August 4, 2011 Each year, I set aside a part of the garden for the kids to have their own little garden. more »»

Have hoe, will garden

July 28, 2011 For the past few weeks I have been traveling around the area with one of my best friends, my ho. more »»

Keeping it in the family, Deutzes chosen Farm Family of the Year

July 21, 2011 MARSHALL — It was actually news to Greg and Mary Deutz they had been chosen Lyon County’s “Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota Extension. “It was a surprise,”?Greg Deutz said. more »»

Tracing tomatoes

July 21, 2011 The Tomato history has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D; therefore it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas. more »»

Minnesota exports continue upward trend

July 14, 2011 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently reported that the state’s agricultural exports rose 22 percent in 2010, outpacing the nation in growth and hitting the $5 billion mark for the second... more »»

A nervous buzz surrounds bee world

July 14, 2011 Marla Spivak is an apiculture entomologist with University of Minnesota Extension, a MacArthur Fellow, and Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Entomolog. more »»

Homegrown menu at MACS

June 30, 2011 A made-from-scratch school lunch is a thing of the past, right? Not at Marshall Area Christian School, where the menu is local, organic and homemade. more »»

Controlling apple maggots

June 30, 2011 Jeffrey Hahn is an Extension entomologist and has some great information regarding apple maggot control. The apple maggot is the most destructive pest of apples grown in home gardens in Minnesota. more »»

Recent rains soak already saturated fields

June 23, 2011 Farmers can’t do without rain, but sometimes it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. A wet year delayed planting in the area, and now heavy downpour have threatened crop yields. more »»



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