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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 Meeker County's 2015 Farm Family of the Year.
  • Buying Locally Grown Food

    Click here for some information and tips about finding locally grown food in your area.
  • Crops and Summer Heat Update

    Do you ever wonder how often and how much should you be watering your plants?
  • When is it too Windy to Spray?

    With corn and soybean post-emergence crop protection application season here, learn more on how to prevent herbicide drift!
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Resources from University of Minnesota Extension

    The University of Minnesota Extension has a broad range of informational resources available to the public. Many of these resources are readily available to the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • Managing Farm Finances in Challenging Times- Strengthen Your Cash Position

    Many business management experts agree having a strong liquidity position is very important in times of tight profit margins or to survive (hopefully short) periods of negative profit margins. What is financial liquidity? Read on for that answer and more.
  • Weeds to Watch - Wild Parsnips

    Wild parsnips (Pastinaca sativa) is a weed to watch and control in Meeker and McLeod Counties. Plants are primarily found along the edges of fields, ditches, and areas that are not in crop production. There can be concerns if hay is made with these plants due to their toxicity when ingested.
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