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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   What are the risks with animals?    Cats are often welcome farm pets,  but should not be allowed to roam in the growing area Image: Produce Safety Alliance   Fresh fruits and vegetables are grown in soil, under the sky and near both wild...
Gardens provide an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In fact, many gardening enthusiasts typically cannot wait for the spring thaw so they can spend the next several months tending to their plants under the warm sun. But a gardener's work is never truly done, and the work...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Gardening enthusiasts throughout the state are encouraged to apply to become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener. The application period is open through Oct. 1. Extension Master Gardeners bring science-based horticulture...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   If you are noticing ugly, dead patches in your lawn, you might have an active population of white grubs. White grubs can cause serious damage to turf­grass. Their feeding injures plant roots, causing the turf to wilt and die. Symptoms of...
To say that COVID-19 transformed daily life would be an understatement. Few, if any, aspects of life were untouched once the virus hit. One aspect of daily life that changed considerably is the way people shop for food. As recommendations to remain home and out of crowded places spread, many people...
  If your farm or garden is able to donate excess or dedicated produce to food shelves, churches or other hunger relief efforts this summer and fall, you are helping your fellow citizens find access to fresh and healthy locally grown food. Remember some basic food safety considerations when you are...
  People have been reporting issues with lilacs dying to Extension Master Gardener volunteers this season. Find out what may be causing the problem and what, if anything, can be done to remedy it.   What species of lilacs are affected and how?   Dieback on common lilac due to fungal infection  ...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Wasp nests become more conspicuous during late summer. Where the nest is located will influence what you decide to do with it.  The first option is to ignore it   If the nest is located away from human activity and the chance of stings are...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   A recent increase in questions from homeowners about sick oak trees have revealed their concerns about oak wilt. But another major disease that shows symptoms in August is bur oak blight or BOB. BOB is specific to bur oaks, but not all bur...
If you are seeing unsightly brown patches in your lawn, you might be having a problem with white grubs. White grubs are soil-dwelling larvae of beetles. The adult beetles emerge in late-June and lay eggs in the turf during July. The eggs hatch in two to three weeks and tiny white grub larvae begin...

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