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This collection includes factsheets regarding care and management of a wide variety of garden plants in Minnesota.

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Growing Asparagus in Minnesota

Klodd, Annie; Hoidal, Natalie; Rosen, Carl; Fritz, Vince; Tong, Cindy; Hutchison, Bill; Hahn, Jeffrey; Modderman, Chryseis; Keaveny, Theresa; Walker, Jason (2020-10-20)
This 24-page guide provides farmers and advanced gardeners with recommendations for growing asparagus in Minnesota. The practices described in this guide aim to support economically and environmentally sustainable asparagus ...

FLOWERS FOR POLLINATORS STUDY 2015-2018: RESULTS / Annual flowers that attract pollinators

Weisenhorn, Julie E. (2019)
Annual flowers have been a long-time favorite plant for gardens of all kinds. They provide instant color and interest, and are relatively easy to grow. They are also an important part of early season sales for the gardening ...

Needs Assessment of Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Producers

Klodd, Annie; Hoidal, Natalie (2019-11-20)
This report summarizes the findings of a needs assessment with commercial fruit and vegetable growers in Minnesota completed over the winter of 2018-2019, as well as a follow-up retreat with individuals representing ...

Nutrient management for fruit and vegetable crop production: Using manure and compost as nutrient sources for vegetable crops

Rosen, Carl J.; Bierman, Peter M. (2005)
Manure and compost not only supply many nutrients for crop production, but they are also valuable sources of organic matter. Increasing soil organic matter improves soil structure, increases the water-holding capacity of ...

Fertilizing Lawns

Rosen, Carl J.; Horgan, Brian P.; Mugaas, Robert J. (2008)
Healthy lawns depend on many factors including adequate water for cell enlargement and evaporative cooling, sunlight and carbon dioxide for energy production, and oxygen for respiration. Lawn growth also depends on nutrients ...

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