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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

Feb 28, 2021

Start your orchard off right or bring in stronger varieties as old trees phase out.  This week we discuss characteristics for a variety of apples such as taste, appearance, storage life, and perhaps most importantly, disease resistance.  We'll also talk microclimates, pollination, and what rootstocks can do...


Feb 21, 2021

Good nutrition, colostrum, and electrolytes are your best weapons to prevent and combat calf diseases like scours. By keeping a good vaccination schedule, paying attention to your minerals, and practicing good biosecurity you can keep your herd healthy and your farm profitable.


Feb 14, 2021

While we mostly hear about big farms in the news for outbreaks, food safety is important even in the back yard garden.  Washing your hands before harvesting is a critical first step in any food safety plan. But, it's not the only step you should be taking. Join us at the Produce Safety Alliance Grower training on Feb....


Feb 7, 2021

Seed catalogs are enticing but if you don't know your soil nutrient levels your garden and pasture won't meet their potential.  If you didn't test last fall, get a sample in as soon as possible. We recommend soil testing every three years for forage and pasture fields and annually for vegetables and fruits. Tune in to...


Jan 31, 2021

Local fruit is delicious and nutritious. Make sure your crop is market ready. Take steps early to clean up your plants and use preventative measures to keep fungi and disease from taking hold.  Prune while your trees and vines are dormant and remove any old fruit. Watch buds and temperatures to set up a spray schedule...