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Fall Insect Invaders

Home-owners around the area are starting to experience the annual fall insect hibernation invasions.  The insects most likely to be staging on outside walls and beginning to move into houses, garages, or wall spaces are boxelder bugs, cluster flies, conifer seed bugs, and Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles.  You may also find wasp species, other insects, […]

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Frost Protection Options

Weather forecasts indicate that gardeners in our area will want to consider frost protection opportunities tonight and tomorrow night, Sept. 17 and 18.  Forecast lows for most of the Marinette County area are projected to reach the freezing mark, indicating that most gardens are at risk for damage. Plants facing the most risk are the […]

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Badger Crop Connect

September 23, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT Register by 5:00 PM on Sept 22: https://go.wisc.edu/6uzk8q. Badger Crop Connect is a new crop production webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Crops and Soils Program for the 2020 growing season. Badger Crop Connect’s goal is to bring agronomists, crops consultants and farmers timely crop […]

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Farm Safety Week, Sept. 20-26

Production agriculture and the entire associated agricultural industry are key to our nation’s stability and way of life.  However, agriculture is also a dangerous occupation.  Farming, mining, and construction are the three most dangerous occupations and have been for decades.  In particular, farmers work outside, with unpredictable situations and resources, and are often working with […]

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Fall Activities to Manage Plant Diseases

2020 was a relatively strong plant disease year, again.  High, consistent humidity levels in July and fairly consistent rainfall events in June, July, and early August led to many fungal diseases having banner years.  As the end of the garden season approaches, we can actually do some things in fall to make a big difference […]

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Farm Management Update Meeting For Agricultural Professionals

NEW VIRTUAL FORMAT. Feed costs account for roughly half of the dairy farm’s total expenses. Extreme weather events and excessive moisture have created forage challenges to varying degrees across Eastern Wisconsin. It will be important to make decisions that are agronomically and economically sound, as markets and prices remain volatile due to the pandemic. This […]

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Corn Silage Moistures Indicate Harvest Time is Here or Near

The Marinette office of UW-Madison, Division of Extension, sponsored corn silage moisture monitoring sampling days during September of 2020.  The first of these sample collection days was Tuesday, September 1st.  The other two days were Tuesdays, September 8th and 15th. Results from the first sampling day clearly show that there is quite a bit of […]

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Early Fall Means Local Foods Readily Available

Vegetable harvest is still in high gear, tree fruits are maturing, and livestock based products are also coming into season.  Fall means food, and there are many farms in our area which focus on producing food products and selling directly to consumers.  Whether you want to find a perfect head of cauliflower, a peck of […]

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Apple and Pear Harvest Timing

Most gardeners and homeowners have one or more fruit trees and are starting to wonder when their fruit will be ready for eating, sauce making, or pies!  Some of the earliest maturing apples are already mature, but most apple cultivars and all pear cultivars are still going through the maturation and ripening processes.  There are […]

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Ragweed Season Upon Us

Nearly all people have something that causes allergic reactions within them.  The severity of those reactions and the number of allergens to which each of us is sensitive dictates many aspects of our health during some times of the year.  One of our region’s most common allergens is ragweed pollen, and that season is starting, […]

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