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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Will it be an early spring?

We noticed that the Magnolia stellata was blooming last week! It is usually in full bloom around April 1, so it looks like things are developing early at this point. That brings bad memories of the Easter Freeze of 2007

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MSU Ag at Farm Bureau Thank a Farmer Brunch

We set up our College of Agriculture booth at the Farm Bureau thank a Farmer today with recruitment materials, a display of wines, jams and honey, and out fruit production information. The brunch was followed by an auction to benefit

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Pruning Peach Trees

The field crew began pruning peach trees yesterday.  The crew will work on this over the next couple of weeks.  We prune the peaches after most of the other fruit crops at the station since peaches can be injured if

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