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First Crop Alfalfa Harvest Monitoring Project Update

Alfalfa ready for harvest to achieve dairy quality forages The full series of Alfalfa Quality Monitoring project fields were walked Monday afternoon, June 1st by Agriculture Agent, Scott Reuss. Results show that the weekend’s cooler temperatures slowed alfalfa growth down a bit, but maturity is still progressing and it is ready to harvest for any […]

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Early Season Vegetable Insect Pests

     There are a number of insect pests that affect vegetable gardens in our area.  Scott Reuss, Marinette County Agriculture & Horticulture Agent, has compiled a synopsis article with direct links to Extension factsheets on most of these insects.  Click here to read the article and find detailed information about them.

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Frost Effects on Plants Likely

The recent much cooler than normal temperature stretch not only slowed plant growth and development, but will also likely leave impacts which will be visible for the entire growing season.  Damage to plants from cold temperatures is somewhat unpredictable, even though we know it got cold.  Topography, soil moisture status, plant health status, and innate […]

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Fifth Week of Let The Fair Hunt Begin!

Thank you to all who participated in our fourth week of the “Fair Hunt”. Winners will be drawn from the participants and you will be contacted to receive your prizes. Now lets move on to our next animal in Week 5. 1) Let us know who you are and what you see 2) Join in […]

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Tent Caterpillars Starting to Munch on Tree Leaves

One of our most common native tree leaf eating caterpillars has begun to emerge and munch their way through certain trees’ canopies.  The Eastern Tent Caterpillar is an early-season insect whose egg masses overwinter on tree branches of preferred species.  That way, when they emerge in early to mid-May, the tiny caterpillars don’t have to […]

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Lawn Weed Control: Timing is Critical

The thermometer has had some ups and downs recently, but spring is definitely here and plants are getting growing for the 2020 growing season.  Many homeowners have started their lawn management tasks for the year, whereas others have not yet had to do so due to different soil types and localized weather conditions.  One part […]

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‘Milk Dumping’ Being Faced by Farms

Farmers are in business to produce food for others.  It’s what they do.  It’s what they care about.  Right now, some area dairy farms are being told to go against their very nature and ‘dump’ the high quality food product they’ve invested their life into producing.  As our entire world faces very unusual circumstances, many […]

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UW Mindful Money Moments: COVID-19 Financial Resources

In our first installment of UW Mindful Money Moments, Extension educator Chelsea Wunnicke walks through available financial resources and tips for maintaining your financial well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. At University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Extension, we are working to integrate accessibility into our web, video, and audio content. If you experience accessibility barriers using […]

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