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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Marestail produces thousands of seeds. The white fuzz of the flowers means this plant is ready to distribute its seed.   While much of Minnesota desperately needs rain, there is one kind of rain gardeners should avoid: weed seed rain....
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Hot weather can cause tomato flowers to wither and become brittle, falling off the plant easily.   Minnesota is moving through another heatwave, and Extension educators across Minnesota are fielding questions about poorly yielding...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   How can “smart” irrigation technologies help us in a drought?   This article is adapted from a recent post in the University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science News.   The Irrigation Association has deemed July as Smart Irrigation Month....
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   In this week's fruit update:   Upcoming webinars Grapes Raspberries Blueberries Strawberries Honeyberries   Upcoming webinars:   August 4 @ 1:00pm: What to Do Now in the Vineyard: Preparing for Harvest Season. Register here. August 5 @ 1:...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   We've made it through another hot, humid week, and much better farming weather is on the horizon (though we still aren't getting rain). Summer crops are more consistently providing fruit this week, and the final successions of certain...
A pristine lawn is a source of pride for homeowners. Even the most well-maintained lawns must confront a host of challenges in a given year, and perhaps no challenge is more daunting than drought. Homeowners may feel helpless when drought strikes and begins to transform their lawns from green...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The drought continues across most of the state with no obvious end in sight. It seems like many people are really starting to feel burnout this season, with continual weather-related discouragement, and overall exhaustion. But, as summer...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   In this week's fruit update:   Apples: Irrigation & return bloom, insect pests and diseases to watch for Raspberries: Between harvest periods, spider mite leaf symptoms Spotted wing drosophila - when to spray and when not to spray...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Graduate research assistant Seth Wannamuehler receives a lot of questions about kiwiberries. That is because for the last several years, he has been researching kiwiberry production and breeding in Minnesota as part of Dr. Jim Luby's fruit...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     While not all produce should be washed during postharvest handling, many items need to be washed to remove soil or to hydrocool to remove field heat from product. It is a best practice use a sanitizer in bulk tanks of wash water to...

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