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Northern Gardening: Insects and disease in our forest and backyards

Blister rust
Blister rust

The topic this month is 'Insect and Disease: Pests in our forest and backyards'. Guests include Myra Theimer, silviculturist on the Superior National Forest; Jessica Hartshorn, DNR forest health specialist; and Steve Katovich, USFS entomologist.  We discuss some of the needlecast diseases and blights that are found on red pine and spruce,  how to deal with white pine blister rust, the possibility of mountain pine beetles coming to Minnesota, and more.