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Weeds

Good Question, 7/30/12

Beast Of A Weed Creeping Across Midwest From South

It’s a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed’s thick stems and deep roots make it hard work to clear by hand.

10/26/2013

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Good Question: Where Do Weeds Come From?

If flowers are friends to homeowners, then weeds must be enemies. The theory is that dandelions, chickweeds, thistle and Creeping Charlie steal water and sun from our precious bluegrass.

07/30/2012

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Upper Midwest Farmers Have Unique Problems

The mild winter and early spring that were a boon for Upper Midwest farmers are contributing to headaches they are starting to deal with now.

05/25/2012

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Noxious Weed Alert In Washington Co.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning of noxious weeds in Washington County.

07/12/2011

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Good Question: Why So Many Dandelions?

It’s hard to disconnect dandelions from that bouquet we gave our moms or from that dandelion crown we made as little kids. As adults, though, frolicking isn’t exactly what we want to do with dandelions.

05/26/2011

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DeBlog: Why Are There So Many Dandelions?

I promise we’re not stuck in the middle of a series of Good Question rants. Last night we talked about Canada Geese. Tonight we’re talking about dandelions.

05/26/2011

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Minn. City Asks Volunteers To Take Care Of Plants

The weeds were bothering Virginia City Councilor Don Sipola.

03/07/2011