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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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10/13/14 | 9:58 AM
There are basically two ways of getting rid of a tree stump: grind it down, or simply wait for it to rot. Another option is to leave it there and use it as a pedestal for container plants. Kim Coder is a forestry professor at the University of Georgia. He says blowing it up, digging it out by... listen now
10/13/14 | 9:47 AM
Palmer amaranth is a weed species that is indigenous to the desert southwest. Over the past few decades, it has spread and easily adapted to other parts of the country. It thumbs its nose at popular herbicides and one plant can produce hundreds-of-thousands-of-seeds.     Aaron Hager is... listen now
10/13/14 | 9:39 AM
Growing up in the country, bats were the main carrier of rabies, so we were always told to beware if we saw one in the house but I know they're beneficial to have outside. Nina Fasione is a former executive director of Bat Conservation International. She says bats and have been misunderstood... listen now
10/13/14 | 9:32 AM
Before you put your pasture to bed for the winter, you have a to-do list. Take a close look at what’s growing and its condition. There are several important things you can do now to keep your pasture looking great and give it a healthy boost for next year. Garry Lacefield is an extension... listen now
10/13/14 | 9:13 AM
Peter Hedden and Tracy Wilkerson of Bethel, Maine are working hard to sustainably develop their 100-acre farm. They grow much of their own food and hay for the animals, which includes the draft horses they use to log the timber on their land. Peter says as they considered energy choices for... listen now
10/13/14 | 9:06 AM
Local wineries are sprouting up all over the country. I’m willing to bet a lot of them started out as a hobby or experiment in someone’s basement, and it took off from there. However, not all winemakers have the aspiration to start a business and prefer to keep their bottles to... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:59 AM
Mother Nature certainly has a sense of humor when it comes to gourds. I think they’re some of the ugliest plants to come out of the garden, but they’re really useful to make things out of, especially birdhouses. James Baggett is the editor of Country Gardens magazine. He says the... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:50 AM
When your grandma canned tomatoes, she probably didn’t need to add anything else in the jar to keep the food safe. Tomatoes were more acidic then than they are now, which naturally killed any harmful bacteria. Today, many of the tomatoes we grow don’t have as high of acid. To be safe,... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:39 AM
When the leaves fall off of my trees, I run over them with the lawn mower and let the shreddings stay on the ground. But if we’ve had a lot of rain that’s created a thick, dense mat of leaves, out comes the rake. Zac Reicher is a turfgrass professor at the University of Nebraska. He... listen now
10/6/14 | 9:23 AM
Ellie Laks has always been obsessed with animals. When she was seven-years old, she started noticing that some critters needed help. She brought home stray dogs and cats and baby birds so she could save them and they’d be her friends. Ellie says her parents were not amused. They would get rid... listen now


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