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August 19, 2013

Video: Master Gardeners cultivate health and healing

University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners complete rigorous training to provide gardening education to their communities. Last year, these volunteers gave 130,000 hours of service, a public value worth more than $2.5 million. Their efforts benefit schools, community gardens, youth programs, the environment, farmers markets, and much more.

Prevent flash fires and explosions: control for swine manure deep-pit foaming

ST. PAUL, Minn. (8/19/2013)—For swine farmers in the upper Midwest, August and September bring heightened safety concerns as the manure deep pits fill under their barns.

August 12, 2013

Protect pollinators while trying to protect your crops

ST. PAUL, Minn. (8/13/2013)—Honey bees and native bees forage in and near soybean and cornfields, especially during dry weather. When treatment decisions are being made for pests of these crops, it is important to consider minimizing the risk to these pollinators.

August 05, 2013

Media Advisory: U of M experts at Farmfest

Visitors to the 32nd annual Farmfest next month will have opportunities to learn about climate, plant insects and disease, weed resistance, and other crop concerns at this year's University of Minnesota exhibit. Farmfest, the state's largest farm-related gathering, takes place on Aug. 6, 7 and 8 at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, Minn.
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