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  • What You Need to Know About Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
    As reports multiply about the Avian Influenza virus affecting poultry producers around the state, I have had many questions about how this affects small producers and backyard poultry owners in our area. The following report, prepared by W. Martin, R. Porter Jr., S.L. Noll, and C. Cardona, the Poultry team at the University of Minnesota, will help you understand the transmission of the disease, and give you some good tips about managing your flock.
  • Backyard Composting
    Before planting your wee seedlings, I would recommend getting your soil tested. A soil test will tell you the composition and type of soil you have in your garden, and make recommendations for nutrients you can add to enrich your soil.
  • Cultural Tips to Prevent Scabby Potatoes
    Grocery stores have set up their seed potato displays, and many gardeners are getting ready to plant. However, some have expressed dismay about last year’s crop: disfigured, dark, rough, pitted and corky, their potatoes were infected with potato scab, a disease caused by a soil borne bacteria.

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U of M Extension
Douglas County

720 Fillmore Ste B090

Alexandria MN 56308-1763
(320) 762-3890 (phone)
(320) 762-3871 (fax)

Douglas County Extension Committee

  • Bill Januszewski
  • Vicki Johnston
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