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From The Ground Up

  If your farm or garden is able to donate excess or dedicated produce to food shelves, churches or other hunger relief efforts this summer and fall, you are helping your fellow citizens find access to fresh and healthy locally grown food. Remember some basic food safety considerations when you are...
  People have been reporting issues with lilacs dying to Extension Master Gardener volunteers this season. Find out what may be causing the problem and what, if anything, can be done to remedy it.   What species of lilacs are affected and how?   Dieback on common lilac due to fungal infection  ...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Wasp nests become more conspicuous during late summer. Where the nest is located will influence what you decide to do with it.  The first option is to ignore it   If the nest is located away from human activity and the chance of stings are...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A recent increase in questions from homeowners about sick oak trees have revealed their concerns about oak wilt. But another major disease that shows symptoms in August is bur oak blight or BOB. BOB is specific to bur oaks, but not all bur...
If you are seeing unsightly brown patches in your lawn, you might be having a problem with white grubs. White grubs are soil-dwelling larvae of beetles. The adult beetles emerge in late-June and lay eggs in the turf during July. The eggs hatch in two to three weeks and tiny white grub larvae begin...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   “Bulbs” is a general term gardeners use when referring to true bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, and tuberous roots. All of these are storage structures for plants and hold nutrients and water to support the plant during the growing season...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Understanding the basics of buckthorn biology will help you to control its spread so that you have a healthy woodland and crop field. Despite the invasive nature of buckthorn, many landowners have had success in controlling it, but only...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Vole damage in a lawn   In Minnesota, we can usually expect fall to come at the end of September or beginning of October. Fall freeze dates can start as early as September 22, which means the air temperatures drop to 32 degrees F....
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Pumpkins and squash can be preserved for later use by freezing, canning or drying. They should have a hard rind and stringless mature pulp. Small size pumpkins (sugar or pie varieties) make better products.   Freezing Freezing is the only...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Jams, marmalades, preserves and conserves are fruit products preserved by sugar. These products differ in gel consistency, ingredients and how the fruit is prepared. They are easy to make at home. Jams are made from crushed or ground fruit...

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