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Ready for the pests?

June 5, 2014 There are a variety of insects that are active now and could be in your garden. When you are inspecting your garden for pests, keep an eye out for these insect. more »»

Evergreens in the winter

January 23, 2014 Browning or bleaching of evergreen foliage during winter occurs for four reasons: Winter sun and wind cause excessive transpiration (foliage water loss), while the roots are in frozen soil and unabl... more »»

Ever-changing farm business presents challenges, opportunities

December 19, 2013 MARSHALL — About 16 area farmers attended a crop production and management forum sponsored by Marshall Area Farm Business Management on Wednesday. more »»

Hellebores as a holiday accent

December 19, 2013 Hellebores is an alpine plant that grows native at high elevations and produces large white flowers that turn a blushy pink as it ages. more »»

Lower crop prices mean less margin for error next year

November 28, 2013 MARSHALL — Last year, there was less seed available for a second planting if needed than this year, but lower crop prices leave less margin for poor yields or crop failures in 201. more »»

your garden — where you can spend a little or a lot

November 28, 2013 It is the simpler life that many of us wish to acquire these days, thanks much to the economy. more »»

Corn grower takes the lab into the field

September 26, 2013 RURAL CLARKFIELD — Modern agriculture needs nitrate fertilizers, which create problems with nitrates running off fields into receiving streams. more »»

Helping your lawn cope

September 26, 2013 Hot July, hot and dry August and now hot and dry September: What do we do with our lawns under these growing conditions? Fall is generally the time when most of us, including myself, take care of... more »»

Help out your plants with the hose

August 29, 2013 There are quite a few of us who are really in need of some rain, and there are a few, lucky gardeners, who were able to catch some timely rain before this heat descended upon us. more »»

Area schools named America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant finalists

August 22, 2013 Several southwest Minnesota schools are waiting to hear if they are recipients of grants from a nationwide program this year, after being nominated by area farmers. more »»

A lesson on pH

August 22, 2013 So, what makes big leaf hydrangea turn blue, pink or a shade in between? The primary contributor is soil pH. Soil pH influences the pH within the plant cells. more »»

Garden gadgets

July 25, 2013 There are always new things coming our way via technology. There are so many different kinds of gadgets that can help not only the green fingers of the garden but also those who sport brown finge. more »»

Area crops catching up after late planting

July 18, 2013 MARSHALL — Though crops in parts of the state suffered from too much water, southwest Minnesota is doing well in spite of being the last area for the drought to lift and a late planting. more »»

Insect invasions

July 18, 2013 I find it fascinating how certain insects get into this country. more »»

Talking organics

July 11, 2013 LAMBERTON — A growing concern many people are now considering is the amount of chemicals that are used in the agricultural field. more »»

Plant problems

July 11, 2013 It can be confusing at this time of year if the weather is causing some problems in our gardens, or if the problem is caused by some other means. more »»

AURI honors Marshall firm for ag innovation

July 2, 2013 MARSHALL — Two firms, one based in Marshall, will be honored by the Agriculture Utilization Research Institute for creating a process that derives a feed suitable for pigs, poultry and fish from soy... more »»

Organizers hope farmers market will bring Cottonwood community together

May 30, 2013 Starting this summer, residents of Cottonwood and the surrounding area will have a place to buy fresh produce, homemade items, have a meal outdoors and just get out of the house and mingle. more »»


May 30, 2013 Most everything we do cuts into their territory. We make roads, houses, cities and factories. more »»

What does the moon have to do with it?

May 16, 2013 Based in folklore and somewhat in superstition, planting your garden by the phases of the moon goes way back in tim. more »»



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