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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension All cattle producers know what a nuisance flies can be to their animals in the summer. These flies bring with them all sorts of potential problems, including pinkeye. Pinkeye is a painful disease caused by the bacteria moraxella bovis, and can cause reductions in weaning weights of as […]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension For many cow/calf producers, current market conditions have caused them to seriously rethink how they make culling decisions. Jim Krantz, a cow/calf specialist with South Dakota State University, says low national cattle inventories indicate potential for continued profitability in the cow/calf sector for several years to come, but […]

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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension At the Stearns County Fair in Sauk Centre from July 30-Aug. 3, and the Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids from Aug. 5-10, the Extension Master Gardener booth will be offering horticulture information. Gardeners can get practical advice for their own gardens and yards from Master Gardeners. Extension […]

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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension It’s no secret, spring is a busy time for farmers. There’s a lot to be done, and some tasks tend to take priority over others. Right now, farmers are focused on the fields. In the summer, dairy farmers will be focused on keeping production up and SCC (somatic […]

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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension Gardeners do you have questions about your vegetable gardens, flowers, fruit trees, lawns, or other horticulture related questions?  Not sure where to find reliable, researched based information? Join University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners for “Ask a Master Gardener” sessions at local Great River Regional Libraries. The University […]

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By Emily Krekelberg University of Minnesota Extension Well, spring has finally sprung, although winter did put up a pretty good fight this year. The snow is finally gone, the temperatures are slowly warming up and it’s time for dairy farmers to transition their management from cold and snowy to warm and wet. Spring is a […]

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By Beth Berlin University of Minnesota Extension Evergreens are a staple and impressive feature in our landscapes. Many evergreen trees and shrubs are showing signs of purple, rust, or browning needles. These symptoms are signs of “winter burn.” Before making the assumption that the tree or shrub is dead and removing it, take a closer […]

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