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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Find out where and when to see Extension at the fair. All dates and times are subject to change. Efforts will be made to update this listing, but please check Extension's calendar before heading to an event.    Driven to Discover Research...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Tomato damage   The rain much of Minnesota received in the past week was very needed, but also led to some problems. The most common being reported is cracks in tomato fruit. These rips in the tomato fruit’s skin are typically found on...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Do we over-fertilize our gardens?   An analysis of soil tests completed at the University of Minnesota soil lab between 1988 and 2021 revealed that many Minnesota lawns and gardens have much more phosphorus than they need. The median...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The underwing of an adult spotted lanternfly   In the last few weeks, the invasive insect spotted lanternfly has been reported in Michigan and Iowa. While we haven’t seen this insect in Minnesota, it is important that you know how to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   What a difference a week can make! After a hot, dry summer, we've been experiencing heavy rainfall and fall-like temperatures across the state. This is the busiest part of the summer for many growers. We're at peak harvesting time for many...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Recently some farms in Minnesota were hit with significant flooding damage. Flooding can be detrimental to crops for a number of reasons, including potentially introducing chemical and microbial risks to the fresh produce that can then...
Spring and summer are perhaps the busiest times of year for gardeners. However, fall also is a prime time to tend to gardens. The tree and bare root retailer Bower & Branch advises that soil temperatures in many regions of the country may still be warm enough to encourage root growth well into...
Potatoes are a staple of many people's diets. Versatile, affordable and tasty, potatoes are, not surprisingly, included in myriad recipes. Potatoes are underground tubers that grow on the roots of the potato plant. Potatoes are from the nightshade family, which means they're related to tobacco and...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Japanese beetle trap counts have declined from their peak in mid-July. Image: UMN FruitEdge   UMN entomologists check SWD traps weekly at 4 locations to reveal how populations change throughout the season. Image: UMN FruitEdge      ...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This update includes suggestions for late summer cover crops, a reminder about postharvest intervals when using pesticides, notes about diseases and insects we've started to see this week, reminders about postharvest handling, and more....

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