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Protecting Fruits from Disease

Posted by Mike Roegge -

We've certainly caught up with moisture for the year during this past month. I'm sure most would like to see some sunshine and warm weather. I'm not sure we've had the combination of these two for many days this spring. But the grass in the lawn is certainly enjoying the weather. For most crops, the rains have been good. They've recharged the soil profile and set us up well for summer....

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Busting Garden Myths

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

The other week I presented a program as part of a statewide webinar series called Busting Garden Myths. It's a fun program that looks at some common garden myths that prevail from various books, old wives tales, stories told over the years, the internet, etc. As an Extension Educator, the information I provide about plants and gardens is a result of research from University researchers. Below are...

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Where Can I Find Locally Grown Food?

Posted by Mike Roegge -

The 2015 edition of our Eat Fresh, Eat Local food guide is  now available. Use this guide to find farms in the area that sell directly to consumers. You'll find listings for fruit/vegetable, meat/eggs, honey/syrup, organic and specialty items. In addition we list every Farmers Market in the area as well as some restaurants that serve local food as well. Use this guide to help you find fresh, local...

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After Blooming Spring Bulb Care

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

The days are finally longer and the weather is warming up. Gardens are in bloom and some of our spring blooming bulbs are finishing their displays. I always receive questions about what you should or shouldn't do after your spring blooming bulbs are done blooming – what can you do to help make sure that they are ready to go again for next year. So here are a few pointers for taking care...

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Those gnats are back!

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

I'm not sure if the gnats that were bothering me this weekend were Buffalo Gnats or not, but now is the time of year when we can normally expect them. I started noticing them on Saturday and Sunday, but thankfully the winds were strong enough that they didn't bother me much. But this morning, when the winds were calm, they were really starting to become a nuisance. Hovering around my face and caus...

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