FARM BLEAT Milkweed, milk vetch and the milk we drink
I took my nephew Blake for a 4-wheeler ride through the cattle pasture last Sunday afternoon when I parked in front of a few sprigs of milk vetch blooming along the barbed-wire fence.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is rooting out weeds in the state with the help of updates to Minnesota law. New lists and categories of noxious weeds have been developed by the department with the help of a new advisory committee. These changes will be enforced starting with the 2011 growing season. Prohibited noxious weeds must be controlled or eradicated on all lands in Minnesota.
NEW YORK — Monsanto Co. has been forced to cut prices on its Roundup weedkiller due to intensifying competition from generics and company shares slumped to a three-year low Thursday on more modest profit expectations.
To keep a healthy lawn, give it some fertilizer. There are several excellent commercial fertilizers out there. You do not need much.
It is good to apply the fertilizer on the holiday schedule. In other words, apply the fertilizer around Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Before the snow starts to fly in October, put on a slow-release fertilizer so your lawn will take off in the early spring (when we have enough heat units).
Lance Brower, NDSU Extension Service
April 28, 2010
North Dakota’s Agriculture De-partment wants to get out of the business of certifying livestock forage and rock products as weed-free, but county officials say they don’t want the job pushed on them.
State and county officials agree on the need for a statewide certification program. Feed could be certified weed-free, for example, when a horse owner takes hay into a national park, or gravel could be certified weed-free for a landowner who buys it but wants no weeds brought on his property with the rocks.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
June 07, 2008
Spring is here, officially anyway. With the recent unseasonable snow torms, winter seems to be hanging on with a tenacity unseen in recent years. Although we’ve enjoyed only fleeting glimpses of spring, we’re beginning to get questions on lawn weeds, so this week I’ll discuss three common “weeds” that seem to foster concern.
by Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk Extension?
April 13, 2008
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