University of Minnesota Extension

 By Janelle Daberkow University of Minnesota Extension Planting a tree seems simple. Dig a hole the size of the root ball, place the tree in the hole, and water, right? Not entirely. Here are a few tips for success for correct tree planting. Remember, planting a tree is a long term investment, so the extra [...]

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By Dan Martens University of Minnesota Extension Fertilizer expenses for growing corn in 2011 ranged from a bottom 10 percent average of $26/acre to a top 10 percent average of $188/acre. This is based on Farm Business Management Records sorted for Stearns, Benton and Morrison counties. The University of Minnesota Extension will host a workshop [...]

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By Janelle Daberkow University of Minnesota Extension The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners of Benton County would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Spring Gardening Seminar.  There is no charge to attend this seminar, and it is open for any interested individuals to attend. The seminar will be on Tuesday, Feb. 26, [...]

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By DAN MARTEN’S University of Minnesota Extension The private applicator permit process will be quite similar to recent years. For those who have private applicator permits that expire March 1, 2013, you should be getting a postcard from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and a flyer about renewal workshop dates and locations from University of [...]

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By Janelle Daberkow, University of Minnesota Extension Likely the most popular of all holiday plants is, by a landslide vote, the poinsettia.  I would venture to say a close second in popularity would be the amaryllis.  Both plants add marvelous color to our homes during the dreary winter and serve as a great gift, if you [...]

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By Janelle Daberkow University of Minnesota Extension University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station have released the 2013 Minnesota Gardening Calendar. This award-winning calendar is developed for home gardening and landscape enthusiasts across the state. Minnesota Gardening 2013 is the only calendar designed and written exclusively for Minnesota. This new calendar includes [...]

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The University of Minnesota Extension Service in Todd County is having a dairy farmer tour at the James and Jenn Maus Dairy Farm on July 11. The Maus Farm had a devastating barn fire in 2009; since then they have rebuilt their dairy facility. The Maus family elected to construct an 82-cow sand-bedded freestall barn. [...]

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By Bev Durgan, Dean, University of Minnesota Extension As you join together to celebrate American accomplishments this Fourth of July, take a few moments to remember the individuals who turned innovative ideas into a treasured part of the American experience. One such individual with a big idea was Justin Morrill, a Vermont merchant and farmer. He believed [...]

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