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

Jun 27, 2023

Controlling perennial weeds takes a different perspective than controlling annual weeds. They are often harder to completely remove due to their large root systems. Patience is key here.

Jun 18, 2023

The sheer variety of weeds makes them difficult to control. Some are annual, some biennial, some perennial. Each type requires different management. Annuals are often controlled using pre-emergent herbicides, but when do you apply them to get the greatest impact? Are there other effective methods?

Jun 11, 2023

Woody ornamentals include trees, shrubs, and even some vines and ground covers. With the long life expectancy of woody plants it is important to think of the bigger long term picture before you put it in the ground. Things like planting zones, slopes and frost pockets, drainage and moisture levels, can make big...

Jun 4, 2023

Woody plants took a hard hit this past winter. Warmer temperatures mixed with sudden freezes overcame many of our shrubs natural protections. Often, once one stressor occurs, a series of followup stressors come visiting our plants. We discuss steps you can take now to help revive your woody ornamentals and protect...