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Hot Topics

  • Declining Oak Trees

    Does your grand oak look a little rough? Is your oak tree dying? There isn’t a clear answer for every oak. Several culprits could be the cause of your oak trees decline.
  • Crop Update

    What are the current moisture levels & crop conditions in our region? Find out when to treat aphids in your soybean fields to avoid crop loss! What other weeds should you still be watching for?
  • Fall Plant Sale

    Join the McLeod County Master Gardeners and the Hutchinson Garden Club at their Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 12th.
  • What to consider when treating a soybean field first and more than once for soybean aphids

    Soybean aphid populations in many areas of Minnesota have increased this year compared to prior years. Dave Nicolai, Extension Educator, has put together some important things to consider.
  • Preserving tomatoes

    Would you love to have homegrown tomatoes year round? Continue reading for tips about how to preserve the most popular home preserved food.
  • Late-summer Crop Considerations

    Overall, crops look very good in the region and there is potential for a great production year in 2015. Continue reading for more information about how to keep your production year on-track.
  • Wild Parsnip

    Wild parsnip, an invasive species, continues to spread throughout Minnesota. Continue reading for some suggestions regarding control of this prohibited noxious weed.
  • Crops and Summer Heat Update

    Are you on the lookout for soybean aphids? Continue reading for more information about them and other crops-related information.
  • Farm Machinery Cost Estimates

    What is your farm machinery costing you? Continue reading for more information.
  • 2015 Farm Families of the Year honored by University of Minnesota

    Eighty families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as 2015 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. Continue reading to find out who was voted as McLeod County's 2015 Farm Family of the Year.
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