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June 27, 2013

Heavy rains lead to more mosquitoes this summer in Minnesota

Mosquitoes are especially abundant this summer because of heavy rainfall and increased moisture in the environment.

June 25, 2013

Extension specialist honored by White House

University of Minnesota Extension specialist Karen Oberhauser has been named a White House Champion of Change for Citizen Science. The national award recognizes her critical research on the habitat and conservation of monarch butterflies and her use of volunteer "citizen scientists" to collect data over long periods and broad geographic areas.

June 11, 2013

Laura Kalambokidis prepares to assume duties as state economist

University of Minnesota Extension economist Laura Kalambokidis will assume duties as Minnesota state economist in August.

June 10, 2013

Extension nutrition programs recognized for high impact in Minnesota

University of Minnesota Extension is among the state's top three leaders in building access to healthy foods, according to newly released rankings by Philanthropedia.

June 04, 2013

Prevented planting? Evaluating your options under crop insurance

ST. PAUL, Minn. (June 4, 2013)—Spring rains and flooded fields have delayed or prevented planting for many farmers in Minnesota. If farmers have multi-peril crop insurance and have not been able to plant by their crop's final planting date, they do have options.

June 03, 2013

Cover Crops for Prevented Plant Acres

ST. PAUL, Minn. (6/3/2013)—The snowy, rainy spring of 2013 has left many farmers making the decision to put some, or all, of their acres into the prevented plant insurance option. Although cover crops are not a requirement of the prevented plant option, they are still a good idea to help with erosion control and weed management.
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