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Apple time

August 14, 2014 As summer fades into fall, it is apple time. There are many of us who have already been enjoying our apples, picked right from our own trees for the past couple of weeks. more »»

A shout-out to the hydrangea

July 31, 2014 This year I have been determined to purchase a hydrangea for each of my gardens. These beautiful, classic, yet, versatile plants are a must have for most garden. more »»

Be on the lookout for hollyhock rust

July 24, 2014 According to our experts at the U of M Arboretum, frequent rains this spring and early summer have created favorable conditions for hollyhock rust. more »»

Max to speak at Minnesota Farm Bureau annual meeting

July 24, 2014 The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) annual meeting will be Nov. 20-22, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington. more »»


July 17, 2014 I have this fence line that follows along our long driveway, which ends at the beginning of our entrance to our vegetable garden. more »»

Catching up in the garden

July 10, 2014 There are always trials and tribulations in the garden, including my very own. more »»

Storage challenges after historic rains

July 10, 2014 By Kevin A. Janni and Larry D. Jacobson Extension agricultural engineers Heavy rains can add water to manure storage. more »»

Bees could use our help

July 3, 2014 Bees, the essential pollinators, need our help. Their populations are in decline in Minnesota and nationally. Creating a haven for bees in yards and gardens is one way to rally around the bees. more »»

Healing gardens

June 19, 2014 Throughout history, gardens have been used to aid in the healing process?— from the Japanese Zen Garden to the Monastic Cloister garden. more »»

New Laotian beef jerky has appeal for Midwest

June 19, 2014 AURI column A new Laotian recipe beef jerky is hitting the markets and was developed in part here in Marshal. more »»

Chinese trade delegation sees state soybean production up-close

June 19, 2014 MURRAY COUNTY — More than two dozen members of a swine delegation from China now have a healthier understanding of Minnesota soybean production and its role in healthy hogs thanks to a recent visit... more »»

Certification classes for food managers offered by U of M Extension

June 19, 2014 University of Minnesota Extension is offering two courses to help food service establishments meet the educational requirement for Certified Food Managers. more »»

Practice good landscaping

June 12, 2014 There is an arm or branch, if you can excuse the small play on words, of the U of M Extension gardening area called Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series. more »»

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 »»



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