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Weekly Fruit Update

September 7, 2022

Annie Klodd provides weekly updaes throughout the growing season. Read about her observations and recommendations on the Fruit and Vegetable News page site.

Soil testing resources and support for fruit crops

April 12, 2022

Annie Klodd, University of Minnesota Extension educator, fruit and vegetable production

If you haven't already, now is the time to take soil samples. Read the article, with links to resources, on the Fruit & Vegetable News blog.

Water quality during the drought - using surface water safely

August 4, 2021

 Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, explains that many regions of the state are in moderate to severe drought, which is impacting water tables and wells. Read the article and take part in a poll here

Vineyard Tasks and Webinar Announcement

May 10, 2021

Annie Klodd, Extension Educator, outlines tasks that need to be completed in vineyards following bud break in grapes. Read the entire article here.

A webinar will be held on May 19 at 1:00 pm. There you will get a chance to discuss bird control options and talk with a plant pathologist and weed management specialistion. Register for the webinar here.

New Forecasting Model for Japanese Beetle in Minnesota

April 29, 2021

Department of Entomology researchers are working on a degree-day model for Japanese beetle as an early-warning forecasting system. Read the article here.