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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Animal-based soil amendments such as composted manure and poultry litter can build the health, tilth, fertility and water hold capacity of your soil. They can also be a great way to use resources you might have on the farm such as manure...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Our series prepping you for the imminent growing season continues.  This week we want to inoculate you with information on common issues and considerations in peas and beans.   Inoculating peas and beans   Peas and beans are legumes. They...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The timing of straw removal is different every year, based on the weather and soil temperatures. Strawberry growers across Minnesota have already begun straw removal, based on soil temperature readings and new leaf growth under the straw....
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Our warm spring will likely bring an earlier-than-average asparagus spear emergence. Emergence typically starts in mid-late April, depending on location and weather. Can you believe we're almost at asparagus season?  For those using...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Our biweekly crop by crop growing season prep series continues.  This week we dig deeper into root vegetables.  Get your stew mix ready, let’s talk carrots, beets, radishes, and turnips. Image: Howard F. Schwartz, Bugwood.org   The...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Please see this survey request from a team of researchers at University of Minnesota, studying farmers' opinions on genetically modified crops:     Dear specialty crop growers, My name is Marie and I am a researcher at the University of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The next webinar in the Alternative Berry Production Systems webinar series is coming up next week, Thursday, April 8th at 1:00pm CDT.   Register for this webinar. Whether you are certified organic, organic-focused, or just looking to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Now is the time to apply crabgrass preventer in the Twin Cities metro area   This spring is about 2.5 weeks ahead of normal based on daily temperatures and growing degree day accumulation. We just entered the window to apply crabgrass...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Hydrangeas are one of the most popular blooming woody shrubs in Minnesota landscapes and, as you’d expect, people often ask how and when to prune these beloved shrubs.   Heading cuts redirect growth or shorten small branches. The high...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   We often see dead patches or bare spots as the snow disappears and lawns green up. This can be caused by a number of winter stresses. If patches are greater than a few inches wide, recovery will require the addition of seed or sod....

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