Spray Apple Trees Soon For Maggot Control

Have you ever sliced a homegrown apple and found narrow brown streaks or lines winding through the flesh? The damage is caused by the apple maggot, the most common apple insect in the Upper Midwest. The culprit is rarely seen, because by harvest the small maggots have usually exited the fruit. Although damaged fruit are…
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Campfire Rose A Winter-Hardy Beauty

Nothing says winter-hardy like a Canadian-bred rosebush, and this one’s intriguing. Developed a few years ago, ‘Campfire’ rose was introduced as a member of the Canadian Artists rose series, joining Felix Leclerc, Emily Carr, Bill Reid, and Oscar Peterson roses. When I first heard of Campfire rose, I wondered why it would be included in…
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The Newest Fruit For The Upper Midwest

It’s not often a completely new fruit type makes its way onto the much-recommended list for the Upper Midwest. Raspberries, strawberries, apples and plums have been around since the days pioneers built their sod huts. We are now living in the days of fruit-growing history, as a brand new fruit makes its way into popularity,…
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