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.

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
May 2, 2018
Blueberry plants are right at home in Minnesota. Just make sure to plant the right type and give them the right soil.
by Emily Tepe
May 1, 2018
If you want to start an apple orchard, you're in the right place. Find out some of the first steps of becoming a professional apple grower.
by Emily Tepe, Emily Hoover


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