The Pope SWCD Board of Supervisors will meet at their monthly meeting time on July 20, 2021 at 7 a.m. at Keith Nygaard’s shop at 27378 180th Street, Starbuck, MN 56381. The pandemic declaration has now expired in Minnesota however USDA is still not allowing public into the building per their Federal policy. The Pope SWCD is meeting at this site to be able to allow the public to attend the meeting. There will not be a virtual option per the Minnesota Open Meeting Law requirements now that the Emergency Declaration has expired.
Plantskydd is a non-toxic, chemical free organic repellent used to deter deer, elk, moose, rabbits, voles, squirrels and chipmunks from browsing on vegetation. It is not harmful to pollinators, animals or the environment. It is safe for use in protecting vegetables, fruits, legumes and other food crops as well as trees, bushes and flowers. Its active ingredient (porcine or bovine dried blood) is also an organic fertilizer. Plantskydd works by releasing an order that browsing animals associate with predator activity. These browsing animals will avoid the plants before they take a bite.
Plantskydd should be applied in above freezing temperatures before browse begins in spring and the liquid formulation can last up to 4 months during the growing season. It should be reapplied to new growth every 2-4 weeks. It is rain resistant if allowed to dry first for 24 hours. Plantskydd should not be applied directly to the edible parts of fruits and vegetables. It can be sprayed on fruit tree foliage but avoid treatment while buds are forming. Plantskydd can last up to 6 months on winter dormant plants.
If interested in this product, the Pope SWCD has the liquid, soluble-powder concentrate and granular formulas available for purchase.
The trees and shrubs that were ordered from Pope Soil and Water Conservation District will be ready to pick up between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30th and 8:00 a.m. till Noon on Saturday, May 1st.
Pick up will be at the Karen Erickson Farm 19381 270th Ave, Starbuck, MN 56381. A map of the pickup location printed below. We ask that you arrange to pick up your trees/shrubs at this time.