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Youth Tractor/Machinery Safety Certification Training Offered

The Marinette office of UW-Madison, Division of Extension, is offering certification training for the youth Tractor & Machinery Safety permit.  Youth that are between the ages of 12 and 16 need to have this certification to be able to legally drive any type of farm implement or tractor on public roadways when working for their […]

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Scouting Pests Important Task for Farms & Gardens

The heat is on.  The projected temperatures in the next couple weeks are going to push plant growth in both fields and gardens & landscapes.  They are also going to push insect development and possibly open up opportunities for diseases to get into plants and cause damage.  Proper pest management on the farm or in […]

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Horticulture Pests Focus of Local Webinar Series

As summer begins, most gardeners focus their attention on the various insects, diseases, weeds, and other pests that affect their plants’ health, vigor, and productivity.  The Marinette office of UW-Madison, Division of Extension is providing all area home gardeners a series of opportunities to learn more about the pests which they may find on the […]

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The Fair Hunt

Some fun activities to try over the weekend featuring our animal of the week!                     Look whoooooooo our animal of the week is this week. 1) Let us know who you are and what you see 2) Join in the fun and share a photo of […]

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Celebrate June Dairy Month by Learning About Area Agriculture

June is Dairy Month.  This is a well-known fact to residents of the Dairy State.  However, what else do you know about Wisconsin agriculture?  Specifically, what do you know about the scope and impact of agriculture in our counties?    In a normal June, you could experience farm life and learn about agriculture by attending a […]

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Rose Chafers Coming to a Plant Near You!

The annual late-spring invasion of mid-sized, metallic tan beetles with orange legs has begun in our area.  Seemingly overnight, they will appear and begin heavy feeding on roses, raspberries, grapes, apple trees, and many other trees and shrubs.  The beetle that pulls this magic appearing act is the rose chafer, a native species that does […]

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Caring for Spring Bulb Plants

As spring transitions to summer, many of our stalwart early blooming spring bulbs become afterthoughts in the flower beds and landscapes.  However, their year is not quite yet complete, at least for most of the larger or later-blooming bulb plants, such as most tulips and many daffodils.  If you want those bulbs to bloom well […]

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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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