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Great turnout for the first of ILF fall field days

On Tuesday, August 19, over 100 area farmers attended an Iowa Learning Farms field day near Klemme.  Host Dean Stromer, and his son Will, spoke about their motivation for using strip-till and other conservation practices. 196 more words

Wordless Wednesday: Late Summer Tillage and Cover Crops

This morning I sowed a mix of oats, peas, and radish into a field I ploughed recently.

By doing primary tillage this time of year, I’m giving the soil life time to recover before winter sets in. 76 more words


Cover Crops and Vegetable Production - August Webinar

If you missed tuning into the live webinar today – don’t worry!  You can watch the entire webinar now archived on our website here. 135 more words

6 Great Reasons To Plant A Cover Crop In Your Garden This Fall!

When anyone asks what the “secret” is to a successful garden – it doesn’t take long for us to get to the topic of cover crops. 781 more words

Life In The Garden

Are weeds taking over your garden? Try growing a cover crop.

The Master Gardener Association, Inc., recommend using a cover crop as a very good method of controlling weeds in the organic garden.

Here’s a little excerpt from the Organic Gardening magazine on the advantages of using a cover crop to control weeds in the garden. 69 more words


Educational Opportunities, week of August 11, 2014

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00 pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at  176 more words

Garden Events

Marla Spivak talks bees, dysfunctional food system

Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota is one of the nation’s leading researchers on bee health and beekeeping.

She is articulate and eloquent spokesperson for honeybees, the reasons they are in danger, and sensible… 195 more words