Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden

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Storm Damage

So many areas of the country have seen severe storm damage this season, including my town. As I drove around after our last wind storm, I looked more closely at trees that were damaged. A few interesting characteristics emerged. "Trash Trees"...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Chef Series at Chicago Botanic Garden Love to cook? Don't miss the chef series at Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Vegetable Garden....

Web Finds

Yard and Garden News University of Minnesota Yard and Garden News is an up-to-date site with a calendar of what's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Garlic When Ready
  • Use Dill all Summer
  • Cure Onions Properly
  • Keep Tomatoes Clean
  • Harvest Kohlrabi and Turnips When Young

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