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Emerald ash borer found in Stearns County
(Much of the following information was taken from an April 2, 2019 news release from the Minnesota Department of…
Speckled and spotted but still tasty
Whether you are harvesting from a backyard apple tree or visiting a local orchard, you are likely to find…
Can I eat that strange looking squash?
What does it mean when squash and melons have scabs, rings, and sunken spots? Raised corky bumps caused by…
Podcast: How much do we know about Japanese beetles?
Japanese beetles feeding on a grapevine leaf near Red Wing, MN. Photo: Annie Klodd Many gardeners reading this article…
Fall cleanup: Key to reducing risk for next year's plant diseases
Cool weather is a reminder that fall is not far away and soon gardeners will be preparing the landscape…
Springtails love moisture
Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist Much of Minnesota has experienced consistent rains through the spring and summer this year. This…
Watch out for Lyme disease!
Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist Although you can encounter blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) nearly any month of…
Don't wait to diagnose spruce problems
Now is the time to treat for spruce needle cast diseases. Do you know what’s wrong with your spruce…
Watch for carpenter ants this spring
Reduce the risk of tar spot and apple scab now!
Do not prune oaks!
It's tick season!
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