May 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Commissioner Gerald Weiss complained during last week’s commission meeting that secretarial help for Davison-Hanson 4-H Youth Adviser Alice Nickelson was still being utilized by the SDSU Regional Extension employees.v
May 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
From Victorian pocket melons to Thomas Jefferson’s prized scented geraniums, fragrances have been a part of human culture for a very long time. Continue Reading
May 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic
BROOKINGS (AP) South Dakota State University Extension is offering training courses for young South Dakotans who plan to work on farms this summer.
May 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic
BROOKINGS (AP) South Dakota State University’s Extension is offering food safety training for growers of fresh fruit and vegetables later this month at several locations across the state.
March 5, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Now is the time to start pruning your fruit trees. Pruning your trees while they are in dormancy reduces the possibility of fire blight in crabapples, apples and pears, as well as minimizing canker diseases in cherries and plums. Continue Reading
February 19, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
I’m sure you’ve heard me say it before. I love blue in the garden. True blue plants are hard to come by. Most plants described as blue are actually shades of purple from eggplant to lilac. Continue Reading
February 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Specialists from South Dakota State University, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are offering the training.
February 12, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Do you have that weedy spot in your garden where grass just refuses to grow? Maybe it’s too shady or too steep or too rocky. What do you do before weeds take over? Why not try a tough, hardy ground cover? Continue Reading
January 29, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
In doing research for some recent classes, I have become hooked on the idea of vertical gardening. As I explore this type of gardening further, I am blown away by all the innovative and exciting ideas I have found. Continue Reading