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Pros and cons of bare-root stock

April 28, 2011 The name says it al. more »»

Lovely lilies

April 21, 2011 Martagon, Asiatic, Oriental, trumpet, and tiger lilies (blooming approximately in this order from late spring through summer) are groups of amazing lilies that have beautifully graced our Minnesota... more »»

Keep an eye open FOR pathogens

April 14, 2011 Many years ago, I purchased some petunia plants. Along with it, came something that looked like a wild cucumbe. more »»

Meat, sans salt

April 14, 2011 AURI?meat scientist We’ve all probably sat down to a meal with someone who showers their food with a layer of salt before they even taste it. more »»

Ag connections in the classroom

April 7, 2011 CLARKFIELD — Organizers for Ag in the Classroom brought knowledgeable farmers and curious school children together for a common purpose Tuesday in Clarkfield — to educat. more »»

Growing blueberries

April 7, 2011 There are many of us who are up to the challenge of growing blueberries. It can be rather difficult, mostly because of our soil conditions in our area. more »»

New corn strain provides natural alternative to synthetic dyes

March 31, 2011 MARSHALL — A new corn strain being planted in southwest Minnesota has all the typical properties of average field corn, with a few additional ones that officials hope will change the way commercial... more »»

Master Gardeners are everywhere

March 31, 2011 This summer you may need help with your garden. more »»

Top of the crops

March 24, 2011 It came as a shock, Tony Hansen and Ben Nath said. more »»

Growing and gardening

March 24, 2011 Generations of gardening all come together each spring. Planting as a family and living life together as a family gives us roots, and our children are its branches. more »»

More tips on seedlings

March 17, 2011 Part III: Providing a constant heat source from underneath can be very beneficial to seedlings. more »»

Starting from seeds

March 3, 2011 Part I Starting garden plants from seeds indoors can be an enjoyable project for any gardener. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to grow a wide variety of plants. more »»

Fantastic plastic

March 3, 2011 AURI The phrase “paper or plastic” is taking on a whole new meaning these days. Plastics made from plants rather than petroleum are gaining market share around the globe. more »»

Winter Crops Day and Small Grain Tour taking place next week

February 17, 2011 Tilled fields peeked out from beneath the snow this week as warm weather reminded farmers that spring planting is right around the corner. more »»

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 »»


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 »»



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