Growing Practices

For detailed growing information, we'll guide you over to University of Minnesota Extension. But stay here for tips, interesting updates, and the latest research about how to grow some of your favorite fruits.

September 8, 2020
This week we’re taking a look at white clover, and how its use as an under-vine cover crop affects various aspects of a vineyard.
by Jayden Corliss
August 24, 2020
Interested in growing strawberries with reduced labor or on marginal land? We are testing a raised gutter growing system to meet those goals.
by Nathan Dalman
August 10, 2020
This week we’re taking a look at buckwheat, and how its use as an under-vine cover crop affects various aspects of a vineyard.
by Jayden Corliss
August 3, 2020
In this 4-part series, we evaluate common cover crop species for use under the vines in Minnesota vineyards.
by Jayden Corliss
April 6, 2020
Which old world hard cider apple varieties will survive in Minnesota? Do our common Minnesota-hardy apple varieties have characteristics well-suited for making hard cider? Our research and extension team aims to find out.
by Emily Tepe
February 12, 2020
Kiwiberry is an exciting new fruit crop for Minnesota. Our researchers are working on the many aspects of growing kiwiberry, which includes evaluating the plant for invasive potential.
by Emily Tepe
November 25, 2019
We experimented with living mulches for weed control and soil building between rows of annual strawberries. Here’s what we found out.
by Nathan Dalman, Emily Tepe
November 5, 2019
Living mulches may give strawberry growers a new tool for weed control and soil-building.
by Emily Tepe
December 3, 2018
Planting borage next to a strawberry crop attracts bees and other pollinators, and may even boost strawberry yield.
by Nathan Hecht
September 4, 2018
An innovative grit blaster might help fruit growers control weeds.
by Emily Tepe

 

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