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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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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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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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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