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10/18/16 | 9:09 AM
The National Animal Nutrition Program has put together a database of research-based information on the nutrient needs of livestock. It’s available online, and designed to help develop feeding strategies that will allow for better productivity and lower costs. Merlin Lindemann is a... listen now
10/18/16 | 3:08 AM
Muskrats are seldom far from water and just might find your farm pond as the perfect place to hang out. They build homes out of mud and vegetation and raise a few litters of young muskrats every year. They’re valuable fur-bearers, but the problems begin when they dig tunnels in the bank of... listen now
10/18/16 | 1:00 AM
You can cut firewood with an axe and a lot of sweat, but slicing tree trunks into manageable pieces is a lot easier if you have a wood splitting machine.  Josh Larrabee is the owner of Big Timber Forestry Products in Minnesota. He says the force delivered by a wood splitter is measured in... listen now
10/17/16 | 12:48 PM
A hoof condition in cattle called 'curly toe syndrome' or 'corkscrew claw' is painful to the animal and causes lameness. The outside wall of the hoof grows faster than the inside wall, causing the sole to be pushed upward. The tip of the hoof claw then rotates in an upward and... listen now
10/7/16 | 3:40 PM
I love to go camping and of course enjoy the s’mores and conversation around the campfire. Humans have been building fires for eons, but the art of the perfect campfire is still mystifying for most of us. Except maybe Boy Scouts. Adrian Bejan is a mechanical engineering and thermodynamics... listen now
10/7/16 | 3:31 PM
Ditches and other low areas on your property may be a point of frustration when the rainwater won’t drain from your driveway. Consider installing a culvert pipe underneath it so the water has somewhere to go. Paul Wiegand is the director of the statewide urban design and specifications... listen now
10/7/16 | 3:11 PM
The Conservation Stewardship Program – or CSP – is the largest conservation program in the United States. From installing buffer strips to ecologically-based pest management, land owners voluntarily enroll in the program because it helps them enhance natural resources and improve their... listen now
10/7/16 | 9:50 AM
Raspberry crops need some attention now to ensure growth in the spring. Leah Riesselman is a horticulture graduate research assistant at Iowa State University. She says how you care for the raspberry canes at the end of the growing season depends on the type of plant. A floricane variety sets fruit... listen now
10/7/16 | 3:13 AM
Monarch butterflies are always hanging around our place.  We have plenty of milkweed for them to lay their eggs on and for the caterpillars to dine on. Every year the plant sends up new shoots so I don’t have to worry about planting it every year. If you don’t have any milkweed... listen now
10/3/16 | 10:35 AM
Another summer has gone by and my yard looks tired from the wear and tear of the season. It’s brown in some places and is hard as concrete. In my area, heavy clay soils, compaction, and thatch are usually the culprits. Grass has a hard time growing because there’s not enough room in the... listen now


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