Sunflowers are Bold, Beautiful Blooms Needed in the Garden

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The bold, beautiful blooms you need in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Sunflowers commonly sprout up as buttery yellow and vibrant golds. But, another variety, with deep red petals that appear brown, is the Chocolate Sunflower. And, they provide show-stopping bold and beautiful blooms that you will want to add to your garden. They are great as …


Farmer Plants Sunflowers as an Uplift During Pandemic

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How a Wisconsin farmer decided to cheer everyone up during the Pandemic. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Scott Thompson and his family have been farming for 70 years in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. They offer anyone visiting their farm to freely pick their own Strawberries in the summer.  And, pick raspberries and pumpkins in the fall. When the …


Enza Zaden Field Day Features Watermelons and More

Dan Florida, Fruits, Research, Seeds, Vegetables

Growers and seed distributors had a field day Tuesday at the Enza Zaden seed breeding and field trials facility near Myakka City, Florida. The main attraction was the watermelon trials that include new varieties being tested and introduced into the market. Other trials added great flavor to the day’s tour and discussions, with multiple plots for bell peppers, mature green …


National Sunflower Association Hosting Research Forum

Dan Industry News Release

Researchers from the federal agriculture department and universities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa are presenting at the event on different sunflower studies dealing with diseases, insects, irrigation and blackbirds. Executive Director of the National Sunflower Association John Sandbakken. Tool Grower Kevin Capistran of Crookston explains some of the top concerns for Minnesota sunflower growers. Concerns Sandbakken …

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Control Pests Nature’s Way

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has an interesting way of using nature instead of chemicals to control pests in your garden and on the farm. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     It is possible to use nature instead of chemicals to control the pests in your garden and on the farm.  Here are ten plants to keep pests at …