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From The Ground Up

Homeowners should give due consideration to whether or not plants are considered invasive species before introducing new plants on their properties. According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, invasive species of plants can lead to the extinction of native plants and animals....
Many homeowners think they have to spend tons of green to get green in their landscape, but that isn't necessarily so. Homeowners can improve their landscapes without digging themselves into financial holes. These strategies can help anyone save some cash and still end up with attractive gardens...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   While the green sweat bee catches the eye, there is another, small bee on the center of the flower as well.   The diversity and abundance of pollinators on the landscape can indicate healthy populations of these critical insects. When...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     The Minnesota Lawn Care Calendar says it’s time to think about lawns! Fall is the best time for almost everything you’ve been waiting to do, so consider all your options and get them on your home calendar. Include only the items your...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This week's update includes a review of melon ripeness, talking to customers about blemished and otherwise ugly produce, some new insects to keep an eye on, some old insects that just keep persisting, and some notes about prioritizing...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     A large squash vine borer larva found in a secondary vine   Week of July 25   The week began with frustrating news — we found several squash vine borer larvae entry points on the main pumpkin vine. We were able to spot these entry...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This week's update includes apple pest management, grape veraison, raspberry and blueberry harvest seasons, and day neutral strawberry troubleshooting.   First, are we in a drought again?   Many areas of Minnesota are getting a welcome...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This week has brought some welcome respite from the heat and humidity, but drought conditions have persisted across much of the state. Crops seem to be responding well to the lower temperatures this week, with a few exciting new crops...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Hand pollinating the northern pumpkin   Week of July 11   With the giant pumpkins beginning to flower, we began to hand pollinate female flowers. Although the pollinators do a great job, we wanted to make sure that the flowers in the best...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Early blight attacks the oldest leaves first   Despite how dry much of the state is, we are still starting to see some common tomato diseases creeping in on Minnesota tomatoes. Seeing yellowing and spots appearing on the older leaves?...

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