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County Horticulture Educator

  • What's the Buzz?
    It’s time for the Great Minnesota Get Together, and that means lots of great food on a stick and hordes of yellowjackets! Yes, that ubiquitous wasp will be appearing in great numbers at the state fair, especially around waste receptacles and tasty snacks. Here’s some basic information about these pesky bugs, and some tips about what to do if you are inundated with them this year.
  • When Are my Melons Ready to Pick?
    There is nothing better than biting into a ripe, juicy melon on a warm summer day. Summertime wouldn’t be complete without enjoying this tasty fruit while spending some relaxation time by the lake.
  • Aphids In Your Garden
    Here are some tips to control aphids in your home garden:

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  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

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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

  • Jerry Johnson, County Commissioner
  • Charlie Meyer, County Commissioner
  • Bill Januszewski
  • Vicki Johnston
  • Pat Kalina
  • Kelly Lund
  • Char Rosenow
  • Catherine Siira
  • Ray Wille
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