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Host Jodi Henke shares 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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5/16/18 | 2:48 PM
I love rabbits and enjoy watching them. But that affection comes to a halt if I see them ravaging my plants. They clip off shrub branches at 45-degree angles and the veggies growing in my garden are a sought-after bunny buffet. Dennis Ferraro is a conservation wildlife biologist at the... listen now
5/7/18 | 9:53 AM
Pumpkins come in all sizes, shapes and colors off the vine. If you really want to amaze your friends and family, grow yours on a stick. Kathleen Cue is an Extension horticulture educator at the University of Nebraska. She says the pumpkin-on-a-stick plant grows on stems that are about three-feet... listen now
4/30/18 | 9:53 AM
Niki Jabbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, grows what most people do in the vegetable garden – peas, carrots, tomatoes, and beans. She also grows snake gourds for decoration and Halloween fun. But when her Lebanese mother-in-law came for a visit, she harvested the gourds and cooked some wonderful... listen now
4/23/18 | 9:40 AM
I have a lilac bush that is probably one of the ugliest I’ve ever seen, but when I bury my nose in the flowers and drink in that amazing smell, it doesn’t matter what they look like. We can deepen our sensory experiences in the garden by planting for sight, taste, feel, smell, and... listen now
4/16/18 | 1:09 PM
Farm equipment innovator Steve Heckeroth has been tinkering with designs to build electric vehicles for 26-years. Small and mid-sized farmers from all over the world and share his enthusiasm for reducing their use of fossil fuel. Heckeroth’s company, Soletrac, is building utility tractors and... listen now
4/9/18 | 10:37 AM
There aren’t many insects as captivating as the hefty, fuzzy bumblebee. Honeybees get all the pollinator attention, but bumblebees are an excellent alternative or a supplemental pollination source of many crops. Elaine Evans is an Extension educator at the University of Minnesota. She says... listen now
4/2/18 | 10:45 AM
We all have those spots in the garden that don’t ever seem to dry out. These areas are hard on plant roots due to low oxygen levels in the soil. Poor water drainage can result from a number of reasons, including heavy clay soil, a lot of compaction, or low spots where water naturally collects... listen now
3/19/18 | 10:00 AM
Migratory birds and insects need a place to rest and raise their young in an area that’s not disturbed, has a diversity of plants, and something to eat.  The pastures that livestock graze are the same ecosystems and habitats that grassland birds rely on. There are several grazing... listen now
3/9/18 | 12:12 PM
Like most gardeners, I get tired of planting the same old stuff in the garden. Every spring I look for something new to try whether it’s a vegetable or flower. This year, you’re going to find lots of flowers and veggies with unusual color variations. Diane Blazek is the executive... listen now
3/6/18 | 2:20 PM
It won't be too much longer until your fingernails finally have dirt under them. Get the growing season off to a good start now by spring cleaning your gardens. Radio interview source: Dr. Lelia Scott-Kelly, Consumer Horticulture Specialist, Mississippi State University Spring maintenance... listen now


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