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garden statues made of clay pots

Join Douglas County Master Gardeners for the revamped Let's Get Growing event! Experience the new half-day format on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Discovery Middle School (510 McKay Ave N, Alexandria).

Pruning fruit trees

Pruning during dormancy helps prevent fire blight in apples, pears and crabapples. It also reduces canker diseases in cherries and plums.

Example of MDA pesticide applicator card

If you plan to use a Restricted Use Pesticide on land or sites for the production of agricultural commodities, reside in the state of Minnesota, and your private pesticide applicator certification expires on March 1, 2024, you need to renew your certification.

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