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4/20/15 | 10:46 AM
Good cultural practices and integrated pest management is important for keeping a greenhouse pest-free. But sometimes, the bugs get the upper hand and you have to reach for a pesticide. Ric Bessin is an Extension entomologist at the University of Kentucky. He says the first order of business is... listen now
4/20/15 | 10:30 AM
Those who make hay know to do it when the sun shines. Sometimes it’s a very narrow window of opportunity, so the last thing you want is downtime because the machinery isn’t cooperating. This is a good time to check over your equipment so it’s ready when you are. Dennis Murphy... listen now
4/20/15 | 1:00 AM
  Zero-turn mowers are nimble and quick. Their tight turning radius means you can zip around trees and flower beds with ease and if you’re cutting grass in a wide, open space, they’ll get the job done in no time. If you have to mow more than a half-acre of grass and the terrain... listen now
4/20/15 | 12:45 AM
I have a nice patch of rhubarb and have an old family recipe for rhubarb custard pie. It's one of those perennial plants that I look forward to each year, and is easy to grow. Specialty Crop Extension Educator Vaughn Hammond at the University of Nebraska says bare-rooted rhubarb crowns... listen now
4/20/15 | 12:12 AM
Bluebirds are native to North America and one of the first signs of spring. The key to attracting them is to provide the right nesting boxes in a suitable habitat. Open pastureland, and mowed areas such as cemeteries and golf courses are good locations for bluebirds. They will stay away from... listen now
4/13/15 | 11:26 AM
I ride my bike on a trail in my area and in some places the concrete is stained purple from wild blackberries that grow along the side of the trail. You don’t have to go out in the wild to find these berries; they’ll grow just fine in your garden, too. Eric Stafne is an extension... listen now
4/13/15 | 11:12 AM
When Stephen and Kristin Graue bought some land near Louisburg, Kansas, they discovered an old fence line with grapevines growing on it. They decided to restore it, and planted more grapevines. This got them hooked on winemaking, and they started Middle Creek Winery. Kristin says their horse was... listen now
4/13/15 | 10:30 AM
I have a pretty expansive yard, and it seems there is always a spot or two where the turf looks a little thin. The best time to overseed a cool season lawn is in the fall, but sometimes you need to do some touch-ups in the spring, just to fill it in. Lance Walheim is the garden expert with Bayer... listen now
4/13/15 | 1:07 AM
I heard about a guy in Minnesota who planted a grove of new trees on his acreage. He went out on his porch one morning to drink his coffee and found all the trees had been cut down by beavers overnight. Not only can beavers level a row of trees, their dams can raise the water level of your pond... listen now
4/13/15 | 12:08 AM
I love listening to the chorus of bullfrogs especially when we go camping. The male's call is deep and distinctive. It's designed to attract a mate and let other bullfrogs know where its territory is. They tend to live in vegetation along the edges of slow moving bodies of fresh water. When... listen now


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