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    Development of ground covers for highway slopes. Interim report
    (Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, 1966) Johnson, Albert G.; White, Donald B.; Smithberg, Margaret H.
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    Vegetation Maintenance Practices, Programs, and Equipment on Minnesota Highways
    (Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, 1969) White, Donald B.; Bailey, T. B.
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    Turf Methods and Materials for Minnesota Highways. Final Report 1972
    (Department of Horticultural Science and the Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Minnesota, 1972) White, Donald B.; Smithberg, Margaret H.
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    Methods and Materials for the Maintenance of Turf on Highway Rights-of-Way: An Annotated Bibliography
    (Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, 1971) Smithberg, Margaret H.; White, Donald B.
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    Bio-based Weed Control in Strawberries Using Sheep Wool Mulch, Canola Mulch, and Canola Green Manure
    (Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 2000) Hoover, Emily E
    Strawberry producers in Minnesota, and elsewhere, have lost or are soon to lose many of the chemical weed control options which they previously depended upon, i.e. Dacthal, methyl bromide, etc. Over reliance upon a small number of herbicides may be expected in the near future which could result in additional problems, both agricultural and legal, for producers. As a consequence of these actions and possibilities, producers of many horticultural crops are now desperate for management systems that include viable alternatives for weed control. Our proposed experiment with strawberries may serve as a model that has relevance to a number of other high value fruit and vegetable crops such as broccoli, cabbage, leeks, melons, tomatoes, and zucchini, to name a few. Our objective is to reduce herbicide use in strawberry production through two mechanisms. The first involves research and demonstration of combined biological, cultural, and mechanical weed control, which is itself an example of integrated weed management. The second involves the substitution of a renewable resource-based fumigant/ herbicide/mulch for weed management in strawberries, a crop directly consumed by the public.
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    The Wool Mulch System of Producing Strawberries: A Manual for Commercial Growers in Minnesota
    (Department of Horticultural Science, 2008) Tepe, Emily S; Hoover, Emily E; Poppe, Steve
    This manual was developed after ten years of research on a new system of producing strawberries using a combination of wool mulch and a canola cover crop/mulch. The wool mulch – a locally produced, biodegradable and renewable product – is used in the strawberry rows, and functions as a weed deterrent while also regulating soil temperature, retaining moisture and suppressing many diseases. The canola is used before planting as a weed suppressing cover crop. Later, canola is used between the rows of strawberries where it continues its role as weed suppressant. Only two herbicide applications are used in the system, both on the canola, which is a reduction from conventional methods.
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    (University of Minnesota, 1897) Green, Samuel B.
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    Introducing cold-hardy kiwifruit to Minnesota
    (Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 2010) Luby, James; Guthrie, Robert; Theship-Rosales, Eric
    The goal of this project is to introduce Minnesota growers to kiwifruit and provide them with information about the culture and management of growing this tasty and nutritious cold-hardy crop using two trellising approaches, pergola and T-bar, that prevent soil erosion, conserve soil moisture, and integrate natural biological measures. Articles in previous editions of the Greenbook described our activities in year one and year two of the project. This article provides the information about how to build a pergola system for kiwifruit or grapes.
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    Growing hardy kiwifruit in the home garden
    (Department of Horticultural Science, 2018) Luby, Jim; Hoover, Emily E; Tepe, Emily; Guthrie, Bob
    Native to the forests of eastern Asia, about 80 species of Actinidia are known. Two of these, A. kolomikta and A. arguta can be grown in Minnesota and similar regions, and produce delicious, grape-sized berries with a flavor similar to grocery store kiwifruit though somewhat sweeter. This article provides information for home gardeners who are interested in growing this plant.
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    How much effort does it take to grow fruit?
    (Department of Horticultural Science, 2018) Hoover, Emily E; Tepe, Emily S
    Because fruits are perennial plants, they require a bit more commitment than vegetables. This chart shows the typical amount of effort and commitment it takes to achieve satisfaction in various aspects of growing fruit in Minnesota.
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    A Taste of Minnesota's Apples: Characteristics and Harvest Dates of Apples Commonly Grown in Minnesota
    (2018) Hoover, Emily E; Tepe, Emily S; Bedford, David; Luby, Jim
    Autumn in Minnesota brings apples! While Honeycrisp is the star of the show, it’s not the only great apple you’ll find at local orchards and farmer’s markets. Seek out a cultivar you’ve never tried before to experience the diversity of colors, flavors, and textures of apples grown in Minnesota. If you just can’t get enough, try growing your own! USDA Hardiness Zones are included for each cultivar to help you choose the right trees for your yard. Cultivars are arranged by harvest date.
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    Day-neutral Strawberry Production in Minnesota
    (Department of Horticultural Science, 2016) Hoover, Emily E; Luby, Jim; Rosen, Carl; Wold-Burkness, Suzanne
    Day-neutral strawberries differ from traditional June-bearing types in that they flower and fruit continuously when temperatures are moderate because they are insensitive to day length. This bulletin provides an overview of day-neutral strawberry establishment and management. Includes cultivar selection, spacing and planting, nutrient management, weed management, insect and disease management, and overwintering.