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Plants and seeds

October 27, 2011 As I was looking through a booklet about saving seeds, I found that there were some great tips and they did a great job with descriptive terminology so we can all understand what it is the authors... more »»

To Korea and back

October 27, 2011 Seoul, South Korea is a long way from southwestern Minnesota in many ways. more »»

A return to the field

October 20, 2011 MARSHALL — When John Allen retired after 39 years teaching language arts at Marshall Middle School, he returned to what he knew best growing up. more »»

share your knowledge in the garden

October 20, 2011 As someone who has been a gardener to some extent or other since I could walk and probably more officially since I was 12 years old when I took over the family gardens, gardening has been a force in... more »»

AURI rep. touts benefits of Minnesota’s relationships with other countries

October 13, 2011 After returning from his first-ever trade mission to South Korea recently, Gov. more »»

The appeal of IPM

October 13, 2011 The goal of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage through the use of pest biology and environmental information, says Karl Foord, UMN Extension Educator. more »»

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 »»



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