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From The Ground Up

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   It’s almost May, which means it’s that time of the year again to share some updates related to Minnesota fruit production. The Fruit updates series share updates related to fruit crop growth stages, report on pests and diseases found...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The last few years have seen an uptick in the occurrence of three bacterial diseases in Minnesota tomatoes: bacterial spot, bacterial speck, and bacterial canker. Control of all of these diseases begins during transplant production. These...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   As soil starts to warm and vegetables get in the ground, complaints about cutworms often follow. Minnesota is home to a few species of cutworms, some of which we can track and predict, and others we can’t. Regardless of the species, we...
Pets bring many positive changes to households. Pets can make homes more lively, and the companionship of animals can reduce feelings of loneliness while offering additional health benefits to pet owners. Individuals who are preparing to adopt or purchase pets need to be mindful that they may need...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Cicada shells are easy to find on the side of trees and on sidewalks in the summer. Photo: Herbert A. 'Joe' Pase III, Texas A&M Forest Service, Bugwood.org   You may have seen on your social media that people are predicting a loud...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The Remer Community Garden in Cass County sits behind the Father’s Heart and Hands food shelf, 25 miles southwest of Grand Rapids. Laura Moraczewski, an Extension Master Gardener volunteer, responded to an article in the local newspaper...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Are you looking for low-cost and safe ways to wash fruits and vegetables to prepare them for sale this summer?  You do not need to spend a lot of money to build a safe washing station. While stainless steel and permanent tanks and sinks...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Woodlands, buffers, and perennial areas provide so many benefits to farms. They can provide wind protection, absorb water and prevent erosion during heavy rainfall events, provide habitat to animals and beneficial insects, and add...
Millions of people embrace opportunities to get back in their gardens each spring, and they might be reaping more rewards from that activity than they realize. According to the American Institute of Stress, gardening sparks a level of creativity among enthusiasts, and that can help to alleviate...
Vibrant, green lawns can draw attention to any landscape. Many homeowners toil for hours each week to ensure their lawns are pristine, or invest in lawn care services to help maintain a yard if they do not have the time to do so themselves. While many treatments can be applied to lawns to help them...

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