Extension news and highlights
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.
Ten incredible Minnesota 4-H Youth traveled to Washington, D.C. last month to serve as delegates for the National 4-H Conference. They learned about the process to develop and present briefings to federal agencies as well as attended workshops, heard speakers, and built friendships!
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.
The Roseau River is an international watershed traversing Minnesota and Manitoba, and a travel route used by Ojibwe for generations. Community members came to the Northwest RSDP for support in developing recreational sites along the river that are inclusive of diverse populations and accessible for a range of physical abilities.
LiDAR uses rapid pulses of light to gather information about surrounding shapes and surfaces and generate detailed digital maps. The technique is enhancing everything from floodplain mapping and natural resource planning to emergency management and public utilities work. Upcoming training opportunities are being supported by the Southwest and Southeast RSDPs.