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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu Growing table grapes in a diversified farm setting   Aaron Wills is the founder and operator of Little Hill Berry Farm, an organic diverse farm offering fruit crops like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and is now dipping into growing...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   High tunnels have become increasingly important for Minnesota specialty crop growers for season extension and to provide protection from unpredictable climate conditions. However, there is no single “standard” high tunnel. We've developed...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Winter weather is tough enough on plants - the wind, dryness and cold. Animals also struggle to survive, searching for shelter and food, sometimes in our own backyards. The damage caused by animals might only be cosmetic at times, but it...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   With its higher resolution and more accurate zonal information, the new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) can be helpful as you plan your garden or landscape. However, it's good to remember that while the PHZM is a helpful resource, it...
Christmas trees are among the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season, and the popularity of trees is undeniable. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States each year. Christmas trees also are big...
No greenery is more recognized during the holiday season than Christmas trees. However, wreaths likely take a close second to towering evergreens when it comes to green holiday decor. It is important to treat wreaths with care in order to maximize their longevity and beauty. The following tips can...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This October, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced that emerald ash borer (EAB) had been confirmed in southeast Cass County, near Remer. This is an important announcement. Landowners need to be aware of the threat EAB...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Male lemon cuckoo bumble bee   Late summer to early fall is a great time of year to observe bumble bees. Sunflowers and goldenrods are still blooming and buzzing with activity. A few months ago, I spotted dozens of bumbles feasting on a...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Snow mold is common during years when an early, deep snow cover prevents the soil from freezing. As the snow begins to melt in the spring, matted circular straw-colored patches of grass appear in lawns.     The fungi that cause snow mold...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   With Halloween decorations up and bats on the brain, we decided to do a species spotlight that includes some “creepy” critters from the natural world. The plant species in this spotlight are found in the list of Recommended trees and...

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