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

Mar 19, 2023

Food safety is a luxury we take for granted, until something happens. Our food system is incredibly safe. But, everyone has a role to play to keep it that way: growers, packers, processors, transporters, marketers, and consumers. Simple steps like washing your hands before handling fresh produce can mean the...

Mar 12, 2023

Don't find out ten or twenty years from now the tree you lovingly planted had a poor root system. Learn what to look for when buying a tree.  Also, how to avoid transplant shock and improve a tree's success. 

Mar 5, 2023

Ever wonder how plants know when to sprout and insects know to hatch? Ever wish you knew how to predict when you should apply preventative chemicals to your lawns or trees? Growing Degree Days are the answer! 

Feb 26, 2023

Two timely topics today. First we talk about fire season and how to safely burn brush piles. Then, we move on to propagating plants using cuttings. We focus on elderberries, but the method applies to most woody species. 

Derailment Impacts and Emergency Planning

Feb 19, 2023

After any emergency it's important to look back and ask, "what could I have done better?" But, even more important, you should make plans on what to do if an emergency occurs. Today we discuss some tips for emergency planning and what you should and shouldn't be worried about post derailment.