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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   We hope you’re all staying cool and taking plenty of popsicle breaks. This week, humans, pathogens, raccoons, and birds alike are enjoying all of the fruits and vegetables that August has to offer.    Crop updates   Watermelons: During a...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Fall cover crop planting is right around the corner, and this blog post is full of resources to help you with species selection, seeding rate, and seeding methods.    Choosing a cover crop    The first step to choosing a cover crop for...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Extension field days are a great way for commercial and backyard growers to come together, ask questions, and learn from each other.    This year's UMN Annual Grape Extension Field Day will showcase research in cold-hardy varieties, pest...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Map of woodlands of Minnesota, courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources   We’re back again with more climate resilient and critter-friendly tree and plant lists! For those of you looking to rewild your backyard woods, all of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Our team is in Iowa this week for the National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting, so we’re bringing you a special issue of vegetables from the Iowa State Fair. While the attractions the fair is known for are butter...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Map of woodlands of Minnesota, courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources   Today we're sharing our recommended trees and plants for the Rochester Plateau and Blufflands (region 9 on the map), also commonly referred to as the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   We're reaching the summer tipping point where most people have planted their last successions of major crops like broccoli, carrots, beets, etc., and growers are shifting into a slightly different workload that's more focused on harvest...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Melons are one of the trickiest plants to grow, because the guidelines around harvest are confusing and often contradictory. I often hear growers express frustration because their melons seem ripe but don’t have much flavor, or because...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Flowers infected with aster yellows   Aster yellows is a fairly common disease that can cause strange symptoms in a wide variety of plants. It can infect over 300 kinds of plants in 48 families, including a wide variety of vegetables,...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Map of woodlands of Minnesota, courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources   The St. Louis Moraines and Tamarack Lowlands (region 4 in the map shown here) covers parts of Itasca, Aitkin, Carlton, St. Louis, Crow Wing, and Cass...

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