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Hot and windy!

Posted by Russel Higgins -

.3 inches of rain over the weekend, we would have appreciated more but will take anything we can get. Gardeners can appreciate the challenge facing Dr. Adam Davis's crew. They have planted (and replanted) hundreds of weed seedlings to determine the weeds competitiveness once they become established. But until that time they are making trip after trip with the watering cans trying to keep the seedlings alive in 90 degree weather with winds gusting in excess of 35 mph. No spraying on a day like today, Dave Lindgren held on to his hat and spent the day putting in field borders.

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