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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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7/24/14 | 2:47 PM
Purslane is a common weed that grows just about anywhere, from fertile garden soil to between the cracks in the sidewalk. The stems lay flat on the ground as they radiate from a single taproot. Mats of fleshy, succulent leaves look like baby jade plants. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:38 PM
When I’m working outside in the summertime, I’m often annoyed by small bees that would rather land on me than the flowers I’m tending. They’re sweat bees, and range in color from black to metallic green, depending on the species. They feed on pollen and nectar, but they... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:29 PM
Getting flowers from the florist is nice, but tomorrow morning when the dew is still wet and your flowers are sleepy, cut a few to make your own bouquet.  Fill a pretty vase and show off the bounty of your cutting garden. Put your personality into it and don’t be afraid of making a... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:18 PM
Patty Hanson remembers how her father took such pride in his 101-acre farm near Orangeville, Illinois. Gene Meads also loved to entertain and share the place with friends and family. When he passed away a few years ago, Patty wondered what would become of the farmhouse that held so many memories... listen now
7/24/14 | 2:11 PM
If you have a lot of birds on your farm, chances are the ecosystem is healthy. Researchers at the University of Nebraska have developed what they call a “healthy farm index.” It measures things like clean water, fertile soil, and abundant wildlife. The researchers determined that the... listen now
7/21/14 | 11:08 AM
Springtime is my favorite time of year to fish because they’re spawning, easy to find, and will bite like crazy. Come the dog days of summer, I’m lucky if I even get a nibble. Where do they go and how do you catch them? Bob Lusk is a fisheries biologist and editor of Pond Boss... listen now
7/21/14 | 10:59 AM
Fresh ears of sweet corn are a staple at my house in the summer. Sometimes when I’m husking, I’ll find a green or gray striped worm munching on the tip of the corn. It’s not pleasant, but I just cut off the damage and go on. Rick Foster is an extension entomologist at Purdue... listen now
7/21/14 | 10:49 AM
The spotted wing drosophila is a new insect that enjoys fresh fruit as much as you do. Amy Dreves is a research and extension entomologist at Oregon State University. She says the bug is a type of fruit fly that was discovered in California in 2008. Since then, it’s spread to nearly every... listen now
7/21/14 | 10:40 AM
When you go to a farmer’s market or buy produce off the farm, you assume a certain level of quality. When a farmer grades his crop, he’s basically telling the consumer what to expect in terms of produce size and quality. Patrick Byers is an extension horticulture specialist at the... listen now
7/21/14 | 10:30 AM
When Nick Klein moved from a cattle farm in Wisconsin to a small lot in Queen Creek, Arizona, he still had the desire to raise livestock. He bought a few rabbits, which quickly multiplied into many rabbits, and created a business. He markets them as breeding stock, sells cages, and also teaches... listen now


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