The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is planning to treat areas in Cloquet and Duluth to eradicate gypsy moth infestations detected in those areas last fall. Officials plan to conduct the treatments on Tuesday, June 15. The aerial treatments will start as early as 5 a.m.
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen today released the annual list of top Minnesota dairy herds with low somatic cell counts (SCC). Somatic cell count is a key indicator of milk quality – a lower SCC count is better for cheese production and a longer shelf life for bottled milk.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has positively identified the invasive weed Palmer amaranth in Polk County. The confirmation came after the MDA inspected a field being used for the disposal of agricultural screenings.