If not managed well, eastern red cedar trees can spread and become a nuisance, potentially causing a negative impact on the landscape. Yet, if managed well, red cedars offer many benefits. Watch this video to explore the pros and cons.
Jeff Coulter, Extension corn agronomist and Lizabeth Stahl, Extension crops educator, say recent rain and snow has led to only 2 percent of Minnesota’s corn being planted by April 28. Coulter and Stahl address the effects on yield potential and key considerations for growers.
Annie Klodd provides education and applied research to grape growers on the most effective ways to successfully grow high-quality Minnesota wine grapes in our climate. The U of M Extension educator in fruit and vegetable production is funded by the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Tech Transfer program (AGREETT).
In Minnesota, about 680,000 households have horse enthusiasts, whereas about 29,000 own a horse. The direct economic impact of the horse industry here is $541 million, with a creation of 15,113 jobs. However, the total economic impact of the horse industry in Minnesota is $1 billion, with a creation of 21,039 jobs.
Joleen Hadrich is an Extension specialist and CFANS associate professor funded by the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Tech Transfer program (AGREETT). Her work is finding ways to combine animal health, production and farm financial data to help dairy farmers create more profitable and sustainable operations.