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October 23, 2013

Soil fertility considerations and fallow syndrome

Many growers have questions about management in 2014, particularly about the possible effect of fallow syndrome, due to increased prevented plant corn acres this year.

October 14, 2013

U of M Extension dean honors Connie Greer, employees

University of Minnesota Extension Dean Bev Durgan honored Connie Greer, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, on Oct. 8 at Extension's annual conference. She also honored several Extension faculty and staff members for exemplary work that helped Minnesotans improve their lives through Extension research and education.

Autumn care helps long-term tree health

Drought conditions over the last two-plus years have left trees and other perennial plants visibly stressed this fall. Tree stress symptoms include abundant seed production, leaf scorch, early fall colors, leaf drop, limb dieback and yellowing or browning of leaves and needles.

October 09, 2013

Closing up the cabin for the winter

For seasonal homeowners closing a septic system for the winter helps prevent the system from freezing, prolongs the life of the system, and keeps it operating at a high level. Doug Malchow, University of Minnesota Extension Water Resource Management Educator, has some tips to consider when preparing your cabin's septic system for the winter months.

Winter's on its way: Get your yard and garden ready before frigid temps arrive

Feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do before the first snow flies? Searching for an excuse to enjoy the last few days outside without a parka?
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