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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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9/19/16 | 10:17 AM
I am proud of my garden and do my best to keep up with it, but by this time of year, the tomatoes and the weeds are out of control. Some people go into autumn kicking and screaming trying to save that last bloom or last bit of produce. But eventually, you just have to give up. James Baggett is... listen now
9/12/16 | 11:04 AM
  Every now and then we hear of a tragic explosion at a grain elevator. Grain dust is highly combustible. and under the right conditions it ignites. Carol Jones is an associate professor of stored products engineering at Oklahoma State University. She says there are three components that... listen now
9/12/16 | 10:37 AM
A wood stove is great in the winter for supplemental heat, or for the cozy atmosphere it provides. Now is the time to make sure it’s working properly so your investment doesn’t go up in smoke. Larry Brockman is the residential wood smoke team leader for the EPA. He says for safety... listen now
9/12/16 | 10:27 AM
There is a huge pile of tree branches and sticks in my back yard. I'll bet I could make a really nice hugelkultur bed. Paul Wheaton is a permaculture expert. He says hugelkultur, which is German for "hill culture", is nothing more than making raised beds filled with rotten wood.... listen now
9/12/16 | 10:04 AM
Kara Brook lives on the east coast of Maryland, and uses beeswax in her artwork. One day she accidentally boiled over a big vat of the wax and decided it would be more sustainable to raise her own bees. With the help of beekeeping mentors, she now has 20 hives on her farm where she collects and... listen now
9/12/16 | 1:51 AM
Our lawn tractor is 13-years old, and it’s starting to show its age. We bought it new, but maybe our next lawn tractor will be a used one. Ray Bohacz is the engine answer man for Successful Farming magazine. He says when you’re shopping for a used machine, do a visual inspection... listen now
9/12/16 | 1:43 AM
I have some daylilies that are getting a little too snug in their bed and crowding each other out. It’s time to divide them for some breathing room – and to have new plants for another spot in the yard or to share. Plants that bloom in spring and early summer such as daylilies, phlox,... listen now
9/6/16 | 1:25 PM
My gardens are shabby by this time of year. I’m pretty good with weeding till about August, then give up. This year I'm making an effort to keep going, because fall is the time when perennial weeds explode in root growth and seed production. For example, one Canada thistle will produce... listen now
9/6/16 | 12:34 PM
When you hear the term GMO, do you understand what it is? GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organism”, which is a specific trait added to a plant to provide a benefit such as insect and disease resistance, drought tolerance, and weed resistance. GMOs were created to help farmers be... listen now
9/6/16 | 12:28 PM
The leaves on the linden tree in my back yard are looking pretty chewed up. They’re shredded and have lots of holes in them. This is normal for that tree, but some people become alarmed by what can look like severe damage. Kelly Feehan is an Extension horticulture educator at the... listen now


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