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Apple picking is a beloved autumn tradition. While many traditions had to be put on the back burner as the world dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, apple picking seems like one activity that can endure in a world dominated by social distancing. Apple picking season tends to begin in mid- to late-...
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...
As the world's population has increased, so, too, has the need to accommodate such growth. Areas that were wild as recently as 100 years ago may have long since been overrun by housing and urban development, leaving little space for local wildlife to call home. According to the World Wildlife...
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...
A young person's first hunting trip can be an incredible experience, sparking a lifelong love and appreciation for nature and wildlife. Parents who grew up hunting likely remember their first hunting trip and want to recreate that experience for their own children. As memorable as a first hunting...
  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  ...

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