University Of Minnesota Extension
You may have noticed an increase of a certain insect recently. A large number of dragonflies are common during the end of summer, and experts say this year is no exception.
You hear people complain about them all the time in the summer: chigger bites. For some people, they are even worse than mosquito bites because more can attack at once and they can leave you itchy for days.
Every spring, as the snow begins to melt, our lawns are usually mushy with brown spots. All of us wonder when they might start to green up. Sam Bauer, a turfgrass specialist with the University of Minnesota Extension, says don’t worry. He expects – with some more rain, sun, time and a little raking – most of the grass should green up later in May.
A WCCO “Smart Gardens” expert envisions your dream garden and was kind enough to share tips for starting your own dream garden at home.
Lower corn prices fueled a dramatic 78 percent drop in Minnesota farm income last year, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and University of Minnesota Extension.
Cornfields and pastures are drying out in parts of central and eastern Minnesota, and some cattle producers are starting to thin out their herds to cut costs.
Minnesota livestock producers could be facing a forage shortage this spring. Experts with University of Minnesota Extension say reports of winter injury and winterkill of alfalfa continue to intensify across parts of southern Minnesota.