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Dealing with tomato issues

June 23, 2011 Michelle Grabowski of the U of M Extension has some great pointers this week about tomatoes and some of the problems that gardeners are concerned with each growing season. more »»

Birds of a different feather

June 9, 2011 RUSSELL — It appears birds of a feather don’t always flock together. Sometimes a mom of another species steps in, as Morgan Smith found out last week. more »»

Emerald ash borer and ash anthracnose

June 9, 2011 With the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Minnesota in 2009, many homeowners are keeping a close eye on the ash trees on their property. more »»

Building on Minnesota biofuels

June 9, 2011 AURI?senior scientist Few things cause people more angst on a regular basis than pulling their vehicle up to the fuel pump for a fill. more »»

Invasive agricultural pest really stinks

June 1, 2011 When we say the world is getting smaller, we’re thinking how much easier it is for us to travel the world now, we seldom realize it applies to pests as wel. more »»

The right online site can be good tool

June 1, 2011 The Internet is a great place to help your search for information. more »»

Ag educator inducted into state FFA Hall of Fame

May 26, 2011 MARSHALL — When Marshall native Dennis Schroeder found out he was going to be inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame recently, he was honored, but firmly believes he was just doing his job. more »»

Inside the box

May 26, 2011 A small little cardboard box, less than a few pounds and it holds the entire summers work inside it. As I hold the box, it holds so much promise for a great garden this summer. more »»

Emerald ash borer week

May 19, 2011 With a stroke of his pen, Governor Mark Dayton signed a proclamation officially declaring May 22-28 as EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) Week in Minnesota. more »»

Building cooperative capacity

May 19, 2011 AURI?project development director Minnesota has a long and successful history in developing cooperative. more »»

YME?FFAers see Hawaii’s agricultural side

May 12, 2011 GRANITE FALLS — A group of 19 FFA students from the Yellow Medicine East chapter recently went on a trip of a lifetime, traveling to the Hawaiian island of Maui to learn about its agricultur. more »»

Battling June bugs

May 12, 2011 As I was walking out of the barn, I was nearly attacked by a swarm of June bugs zinging and zanging around the yard. more »»

Nature’s engineers sometimes furry nuisance for farmers

May 5, 2011 The trade in beaver pelts brought the first settlers to the northern midwestern and northwestern states. more »»

Battling weeds

May 5, 2011 Usually the middle to end of May is the prime time for putting down preemergence weed killer for crabgras. more »»

Program to offer grant opportunities for area schools

April 28, 2011 A pilot program and the support of farmers could make a big difference for area school districts, representatives of the Monsanto Fund say. more »»

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 »»



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