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Have a plan

June 30, 2016 For the most effective sustainable landscape, you will need a base plan. The base plan includes information that is collected about the site. more »»

Drowned-out or hailed-out crops and prevented planting — what to do now?

June 30, 2016 By Lizabeth Stahl and David Nicolai Extension Educators - Crops The growing season of 2016 has gotten off to a challenging start for farmers in areas hit by significant rainfall or hail events. more »»

Fresh from the farm

June 30, 2016 DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Using pasture-raised chickens from Danville, peaches from Hazel Green and squash from Falkville, cooks concocted dishes spotlighting local ingredients. more »»

Simonsen Elected to MARL Board

June 30, 2016 Paul Simonsen was recently elected as the new board director for the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program. more »»

How can SULIS help you?

June 23, 2016 There is one part of the U of M Extension service that I have touched on from time to time but maybe never really explained. It is called Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series or SULIS. more »»

Planting options

June 16, 2016 The health and well-being of our pollinators is important, but we also want to have nice looking gardens since, particularly in Minnesota, we have to wait so long to see those beautiful plants... more »»

Minnesota Corn and Soybean Economics

June 16, 2016 In Minnesota, corn and soybeans are major crops grown, with the largest acres planted and highest sales values. Based on USDA/NASS data, the 2015 corn and soybean production values were $. more »»

Native grasses

June 9, 2016 According to Nicole Roth, applied plant science graduate student and Mary . more »»

Selecting fruit and nut producing plants for your landscape

June 9, 2016 There are many benefits to planting trees and shrubs in your landscape. Trees take in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen in a harmonious relationship with breathing animals and humans. more »»

Kids learn sustainable skills with community garden

June 9, 2016 ROCHESTER (AP) — Nothing beats fresh vegetables from the garde. more »»

Education and prevention help boost horse welfare in Minnesota

June 9, 2016 There are fewer neglected horses in Minnesota, a trend experts attribute to an improved economy, education and other preventive measures. more »»

Resources for gardeners

June 2, 2016 Master Gardeners are only one tiny part of the U of M Extension Service as well as the U of M Arboretum which can provide home and professional gardeners assistance with their plants. more »»

AURI: A recipe for success

June 2, 2016 From multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, Minnesota is home to a broad range of food companies. more »»

Oh, the challenges of gardening

May 25, 2016 Master Gardeners are those types of people who are problem solvers. I could write a book just about the problems that I have seen, mostly of which are things humans did not create. more »»

Ag & Extension Briefs

May 25, 2016 Women in Agriculture quarterly seminar The University of Minnesota Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency are hosting a Women in Agriculture Seminar on June 1 at the Willmar Regional Extension Offic... more »»

Dealing with the ‘pollinator crisis’

May 19, 2016 Karl Foord, U of M Extension educator, says in his travels around the state of Minnesota regardless of rural or urban, he has encountered a significant lack of flowers. more »»

Ag and Extension Briefs

May 19, 2016 Read the pesticide label for safety’s sake Reading over the pesticide label is a key step in having a safe and productive cropping season. more »»

Match trees to your environment

May 12, 2016 Trees shade and cool us in the summer, protect us from cold winter winds, supply us with clean air to breathe, beautify our communities and provide habitat for wildlif. more »»

Newly-established trees

May 5, 2016 Last year, we were left wondering if we would be suffering a drought this year and now, most of us are complaining a bit about all of the water we have been getting. more »»

Keeping the roads clean and the right of ways unobstructed

May 5, 2016 As farming season begins, Murray County Commissioners and Murray County Township officials remind farmers that planting crops within the right of way of a public road is a safety hazard – and agains... more »»



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