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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Shrub pruning videos series   Extension Yard and Garden has a new series of shrub pruning videos on our Trees and shrubs webpage to help you with your seasonal pruning. Pruning can be both scary and really satisfying, and we want to help....
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Animal-based soil amendments such as composted manure and poultry litter can build the health, tilth, fertility and water hold capacity of your soil. They can also be a great way to use resources you might have on the farm such as manure...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   After a record setting warm winter, NOAA is continuing to predict above average temperatures in their three month forecast as well as their July-August-September 2024 forecast. With so many new high tunnels in Minnesota we want to make...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Japanese beetles spend the winter as large grubs a few inches under the soil.   After a burst of late snow, spring is finally here. April is predicted to be warm after a winter ofrecord warmth and minimal snow. This will affect this year’...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     With March behind us, plants are in greenhouses and the growing season is approaching.  Refresh yourself on tools for managing pests here.   Cucumber beetle is a pest to be prepared for. Photo: Gerald Holmes, Strawberry Center, Cal Poly...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A common eastern bumble bee queen in Winona on March 3, 2024. Photo: Danielle Hudson   It is easy to see that this has been an unusually warm winter in Minnesota. Skis and sleds barely had a chance to get dusted off. People started...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Climate adaptation strategies for forests vary across a spectrum of options, and an effective strategy is to experiment with multiple approaches across a landscape. Extension has tree selection lists to guide you no matter which strategy...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A regenerating aspen stand   When we were developing the climate-ready woodlands tree recommendation lists, we were often surprised about which tree species were noton these lists, including iconic Minnesota species such as quaking aspen...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Image: Young grape shoots damaged by late spring frost (May 11th, 2021). Photos taken by Madeline Wimmer.   Cold stress and frost damage have the potential to impact perennial fruit crops during different times of the year, and springtime...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   We've developed a new webpage for growers to learn about projected climate changes in Minnesota, and strategies for resilience that are specific to Minnesota, and to vegetable farming.  Climate models project the following about our future...

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