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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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6/5/17 | 9:52 AM
It always seems a shame to set out pumpkins in the fall and then throw them away once the calendar says November first. In many countries around the world, people eat their pumpkins when they’re done decorating with them. But these aren’t your average orange jack-o-lanterns. They come... listen now
6/5/17 | 9:47 AM
The spotted wing drosophila is a type of fruit fly that has the potential to damage many fruit crops. The bug is an invasive species that has quickly spread around the entire country. It likes to dine on soft-skinned fruits such as strawberries, cherries, raspberries, and blueberries just as the... listen now
6/5/17 | 3:13 AM
Bird feeders are a wonderful addition to your landscape. But, if the birds don't eat what you set out, what falls to the ground can germinate. George Petrides is the founder and chairman of Wild Bird Centers of America, Inc. He says the best way to reduce the amount of seed on the ground is... listen now
5/29/17 | 1:39 AM
It may seem crazy, but I love the sound of roosters crowing. At one time, we had three roosters sounding off each morning. That was a bit much, especially when they started at 4 a.m. Poultry Specialist Phillip Clauer at Penn State University says both male and female chickens have the same vocal... listen now
5/25/17 | 9:53 AM
Many landowners have spots in their fields that tend to hold water and it pools on top of the soil. Crops that have wet feet for 24-hours or more after a rainfall aren’t going to do well, and yield margins start to go down in those areas. Tile drainage under the soil carries the water away at... listen now
5/25/17 | 9:46 AM
We have about 30 species of toads hopping around the United States. They’re actually just a specific type of frog. Toads are stout-bodied and warty and can be found in a variety of habitats. Steve Johnson is an associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida. He says... listen now
5/22/17 | 10:44 AM
There are lots of dragonflies at the lake near our house.  I love to watch them hover and dart around, but they used to scare the kids. They're large insects and those long abdomens do look menacing. Ken Holscher is an extension entomologist at Iowa State University. He says there's... listen now
5/22/17 | 9:54 AM
When you need the variety and versatility of implements that a tractor can handle but not the size and cost, consider a two-wheeled walk-behind tractor. Joel Dufour is the owner of a Kentucky company called Earth Tools. He says the type of landowners that are typically interested in walk-behind... listen now
5/22/17 | 9:43 AM
If your dogs like to run and you like to ride, Daphne Lewis knows how to please both of you. She trains dogs to pull humans in two-wheeled carts called sulkies. She calls it “urban mushing”.  Daphne got into it years ago in Seattle while trying to find an exercise outlet for her... listen now
5/22/17 | 9:36 AM
Small-to-mid-sized non-traditional farms have unique lending needs. They often don’t fit the traditional requirements for agricultural credit programs. In response, the Farm Service Agency created a flexible microloan program for these non-traditional borrowers. There are two types available... listen now


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