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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   It's garlic planting season. Here are a few quick tips to guide you.   1. Delaying planting due to heat?   We've seen mild fall conditions across the state this year, and the first frost date is significantly delayed. The standard...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Raspberry cane borer is an occasional pest of raspberries in Minnesota. I recently visited a farm in southeast Minnesota with a moderate infestation. This borer causes the growing tips of raspberry canes to wilt and fall off as the adults...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     SAINT PAUL, Minn., Oct. 13, 2021 — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin producers that the final date to apply for crop insurance for perennial crops such as apples, cranberries, grapes, and tart...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Lady beetle larvae eat the same foods but look very different than adults. Photo: David Cappaert, Bugwood.org   All around us we see how the changing seasons affect our trees, gardens, and the insects that depend on them. Sometimes these...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Aphids are good candidates for control with soap.   Any place gardeners gather to talk about plants, there will be talk of soap. Dish soap and water are often referred to as the holy grail for managing insects from aphids to Japanese...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Photo: A Regent apple tree in the fall. AK.   For many, fall is a convenient opportunity to do soil testing and apply certain fertilizers. Be careful about what and when you are applying in order to avoid problems going into winter. Fall...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The ideal pH range for growing fruits and vegetables is 6.0 - 7.0 (with the exception of a few specific plants such as blueberries, which thrive in acidic conditions). Outside of this range, nutrients become less available to your plants,...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, and Minnesota Grown are interested in hearing about your gardening experiences and how you shop for plants. Please take 5-10 minutes to answer our ...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Red hailstone flower also called golden creeper. Photo: MN Department of Agriculture   A perennial herbaceous vine native to Asia, red hailstone or golden creeper (Thladiantha dubia) may have been planted as an ornamental vine or...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     A simple map with a few notes is a valuable tool for future garden planning   Reflecting on your garden successes and mistakes from the past year can help you grow healthier and more enjoyable gardens in the future. Take notes now while...

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