Farm Your yard!
Chickens and Other Birds
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
Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist Typical carpenter ant. They are identified by having a one segmented node and an evenly…
Reduce the risk of tar spot and apple scab now!
M. Grabowski, UMN Extension Apple scab at mid summer M. Grabowski, UMN Extension Two common leaf spot diseases that…
Do not prune oaks!
Michelle Grabowski, UMN Extension Educator It is now the high risk period for oak wilt in Minnesota. Gardeners in…
It's tick season!
Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist We have waited patiently (or in some cases impatiently) for the arrival of spring. Now…
Last Chance to Prune Oaks
M. Grabowski, UMN Extension Educator Fresh pruning cuts on an oak tree. M.Grabowski, UMN Extension If you have oaks…
Prune out cankers and galls now
Michelle Grabowski, UMN Extension Educator Black knot gall on a wild cherry tree. M. Grbaowski, UMN Extension An important…
Firewood insects: An indoor pest or not?
Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist It can be common for wood boring insects to emerge from firewood that is brought…
Help save Minnesota's forests from invasive pests: Become a 'First Detector'
Forest Pest First Detector workshop registration is now open
Firewood insects only a nuisance
Watch out for food infesting beetles
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