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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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8/8/14 | 3:03 PM
The next time you have grass stains on your pants or blueberry stains on your shirt, don’t throw them away, add more stains!  The colors of nature can be directly dyed into yarn, clothing, and other materials using plants from your landscape.   Chris McLaughlin is an expert on... listen now
8/8/14 | 2:55 PM
Vultures – also called buzzards - are nature’s cleanup service. Turkey vultures dine on all things dead and prefer road kill to your chicken flock. Black vultures will go after weak and vulnerable livestock. When they clash with humans, it can get ugly.   Both species congregate... listen now
8/8/14 | 2:45 PM
From vegetable gardens to fields of corn and soybeans, cover crops have become the backbone of sustainable land management practices. But before they can offer any benefit, they have to be seeded just right.   Dean Baas is an extension senior research associate at Michigan State University.... listen now
8/8/14 | 2:26 PM
A horse uses its ears to express itself. Their position can tell you a lot about the horse’s mood. But if he shakes his head, won’t let you put the bridle on, and doesn’t like his ears messed with, something might be irritating the insides of those ears. Kathy Anderson is an... listen now
8/8/14 | 2:17 PM
When you look at the vase of flowers you bought sitting on your table, do you wonder where they came from, and did a local farmer grow them? Debra Prinzing of Seattle, Washington asked those very questions, and found that 80-percent of cut flowers in the United States are imported from South... listen now
8/8/14 | 2:35 AM
Fish need oxygen to survive just like land animals do. They absorb it directly from the water into their bloodstream using gills rather than lungs. Fish will die if there’s not enough oxygen in the water. Fish Specialist Michael Masser at Texas Agrilife Extension says most of the time, a... listen now
8/4/14 | 10:19 AM
Corn on the cob is a staple food in my house during the summer. We slather it with butter and a bit of salt, and devour every kernel. I usually cook mine by boiling it. Fill a pan with enough water to cover the corn, and bring it to a boil. If it’s fresh corn, 3-to-5-minutes should do it. If... listen now
8/4/14 | 10:12 AM
I’m getting really tired of dragging the hose out every day to water my gardens. Thousands of years ago, humans had a much more efficient way of watering. They buried unglazed, terra-cotta pots called ollas (OY’-yahs) in the ground as a form of drip irrigation – and they’re... listen now
8/4/14 | 9:58 AM
When zucchini comes on, it comes on fast. Those things will double their size in a day! Ignoring zucchini does not make it go away, they'll just grow to be the size of your thigh. Extension Educator Alice Henneman at the University of Nebraska says if the neighbors lock their doors when they... listen now
8/4/14 | 9:38 AM
Whew! It’s a hot one out there today. The humidity in my area makes it even steamier. When you’re working outside in these kinds of conditions, you have to be mindful of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion. This happens when your body responds to the loss of water and salt... listen now


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