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Editor-in-Chief Betsy Freese and Editor/Host Jodi Henke share tips from experts across the United States to help you around your acreage. If your favorite station doesn't carry the show, call them and ask for it!


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10/9/17 | 10:24 AM
When fall rolls around and the days of fresh, red tomatoes on the vine are nearing an end, pick the green ones before their frosty demise. Look at the bottom of the fruit. If it’s starting to show a color change, or you see a white star pattern where the blossom end is, go ahead and pick them... listen now
10/2/17 | 12:44 PM
Beekeeping operations are very diverse. They have different plant species, climates, and precipitation requirements across the nation.  It’s been a hot, dry summer in my area. The lack of rainfall has been hard on plant growth, which in turn makes it tough for bees to produce honey, wax... listen now
9/25/17 | 9:45 AM
You’ve got a small cattle herd and would like to sell the meat to customers. Direct marketing your own beef eliminates the middleman and in theory returns more profit. But, it’s a lot of work. You’ll do your own research and development, be the advertising agency, the CEO, and... listen now
9/18/17 | 10:52 AM
You don’t see too many peach trees growing in Iowa and other states in the upper Midwest. The trees can survive sub-zero temperatures when they’re dormant, but fruit buds are damaged at temperatures around 28-degrees, which often happens during spring frost events. Producers in peach... listen now
9/11/17 | 3:28 PM
Our family loves to go camping and enjoy the peace and quiet – until someone else in the campground fires up a loud, tooth-rattling generator. A completely silent generator may not be possible yet, but Briggs and Stratton is working on bringing down those decibel levels. Earlier this year... listen now
9/5/17 | 3:35 PM
Just because it’s September doesn’t mean the gardening season is over. It’s time to bring more color to the landscape. Mums are considered a staple in the fall, but there are many other options. Asters are a classic, Nippon Daisy is amazing in mild climates, and fall-blooming Toad... listen now
8/28/17 | 10:32 AM
Feed costs represent over 60% of the total costs in a cow-calf production system. Get a forage crop in the ground for late-season grazing as soon as possible to help stretch those feed dollars into winter. Bruce Anderson is an extension forage specialist at the University of Nebraska. He says... listen now
8/18/17 | 2:36 PM
Less than 3% of the eggs sold in the United States are pasteurized. Currently, pasteurization is done by immersing eggs in hot water, which can lead to cloudy egg whites. New pasteurization technology using radio frequency waves could sharply reduce the number of egg-borne illnesses, and keep the... listen now
8/14/17 | 9:34 AM
Grasshoppers are one of the most difficult insects to control. They hop, they fly, and your garden plants are a buffet. Jonathan Larson is an extension entomologist at the University of Nebraska. He says in the spring, baby grasshoppers don’t have their strong jaws yet so they only feed... listen now
8/8/17 | 11:02 AM
Alfalfa needs sulfur to grow. Before the 1990s, the source of sulfur came from acid rain. When environmental regulations kicked in, the sulfur supply began disappearing. This means hay producers now need to add sulfur in their fertilizer application. Dan Undersander is an Extension forage... listen now


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