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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 »»

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 »»



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