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Ag and Extension

High Tech Robotic Dairy Field Day on Sept. 22

University of Minnesota Extension will host a summer field day at Golden Sunrise Dairy, 31328 290 St SW, McIntosh on Sept. 22. Golden Sunrise Dairy is owned and managed by Tim Rolf and his son, Derek. In 2020, they moved into a new high technology, automated cross ventilated barn featuring ...

Gardening challenges

Gardening, particularly vegetable gardening certainly can be challenging. A good example of this is set around the experimentation of a new variety of green bean. I don’t like them. It could be the heat and the dry weather (even though I did water continuously) but the green beans came out ...

Will our lawns recover?

The goodness of our vegetable gardens is coming in quickly now. If you are into canning and preserving, there is a lot to do in the garden. There are even some flowers, depending on if you are in an area that has had rain, that are still coming on strong. The rains are a hit and miss even in ...

Keeping weeds under control

The drought continues to roll on in our area. It is becoming the haves versus the have-nots. Meaning, some places get the rain while others have seen little to no rain. The conversation around whether or not someone was able to see some rain from the latest go around has now started with being ...

Ag & Extension Briefs

Attend ‘Cover Crops: Setting up for Success’ Aug. 17 in Lamberton Plan to attend “Cover Crops: Setting up for Success” on Aug. 17, at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m., and the program will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch included. ...

What to do during hot spells

Minnesotans like to talk about the weather. If we think how hot it will be in July and compare it to January — there is almost a difference of 160 degrees between the two months. The hot weather, besides causing problems with just trying to keep up with watering, will cause poor ...