Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Media Moments (June 2014)
After a long winter, Minnesotans were eager to get out in their farm fields and home landscapes, but a cold spring brought more challenges. Throughout the state, Extension helped viewers understand and cope. For example, in this WCCO-TV report Dave Nicolai, crops educator, talked with WCCO-TV's Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield about "rush hour in the countryside" as farmers try to plant their crops before it's too late. And in this report on Minnesota Public Radio, Gary Wyatt, forestry educator, gave homeowners advice about protecting trees from hungry animals. Extension's horticulture educators, like Julie Weisenhorn and Sam Bauer, can be heard on Smart Gardens Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. on WCCO-AM, taking questions from listeners.
Do you have a question about your spring-summer landscape? Ask a Master Gardener is an online tool that lets you put your question on a simple web form (you can even attach a photo!) and receive a research-based answer from a volunteer Master Gardener within 48 hours.