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County Horticulture Educator

  • Glorious Autumn
    As Minnesotans, the major question on everyone’s mind is “What kind of winter do you suppose we’ll have?” Predictions have been all over the place, with the New Farmer’s Almanac predicting below normal in temperature, snowfall and precipitation; while NOAA predicts weather heavily effected by El Nino, and snowfall being about average. So who to believe? How about some age old weather lore?
  • Snow Mold Prevention Begins in Autumn
    Can we expect snow mold damage in our lawns next spring? The answer to this question is dependent on the snow and soil temperature conditions this fall and winter. Snow mold is common during years when an early, deep snow cover prevents the soil from freezing. As the snow begins to melt in the spring, matted circular straw-colored patches of grass appear in lawns.
  • Top 10 Fall Garden Chores
    Autumn is the best time to get a step ahead in the garden. Spring is chock full of garden work, and a little well spent time in your garden now will decrease the number of tasks you will be facing once the snow melts and the robins return. What follows is a list of 10 must do fall garden chores:

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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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