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August 2017

Benton County cover crop trial: Improving soil, clearing up lakes

Benton County crop farmer Mel Hauck planned to seed a rye-clover cover crop mix in August with the aerial broadcast of potash on a soybean field. Read the story here.

Saint Olaf Lake: Building lasting partnerships

Water quality improvements come in all sizes, and even small improvements make a difference. Read the story here.

ACGC School project solves a problem, wins an award

The Atwater, Cosmos, Grove City (ACGC) School in Atwater had a problem. During heavy rains the bituminous courtyard outside the school would fill with water and eventually spill through the threshold of a back door into the school building and the hallways. Read the story here.

Featured Plant: Field Thistle

As Minnesota’s most common native thistle, Field Thistle is not invasive or weedy. In fact, it is considered one of the most beneficial plants for bees and butterflies. A hearty plant, it is easy to grow from seed. Field Thistle is easily distinguished from non-native thistles by the white colored undersides of its leaves. Time spent identifying Field Thistle can help protect this ecologically important species. Read more here.

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