Wisconsin Manure Management Advisory System

The Manure Management Advisory System is a set of maps to help farmers and others who apply nutrients to identify suitable cropland areas for spreading. The maps are in two categories: Short-term runoff risk assessment, for daily application planning, and WI 590 nutrient management, for long-term application planning. For the complete article, please click “read more”.

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Common Poisonous Plants of Concern for Wisconsin’s Livestock

While most plants are safe for consumption by livestock, a few plant species can sicken or even kill animals. This publication overviews what poisonous plants are and under what conditions they can be toxic to livestock. A detailed list of common poisonous plants found in Wisconsin along with a description of the level of toxicity and resulting symptoms of ingestion is also included as a reference. If plant poisoning is suspected contact a veterinarian or other specialist immediately, as a rapid response is often required to prevent serious injury or death. To view the full publication, click “read more”.

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Confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer in La Crosse County

Details of Latest Confirmation: Six beetles were discovered on a survey trap in west central La Crosse County, about a mile east of the La Crosse city limit in the Town of Medary. The adult insects were discovered by a DATCP EAB trapper during routine trap inspection and end-of-season trap removal. The specimens were sent to federal identifiers and subsequently confirmed as EAB on Friday, August 19, 2011.

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What are the Effects of Flooding on Woody Landscape Plants?

The question often asked following a flood is, “How long will my plants survive with their roots under water?” The answer depends on a variety of factors including time of year, how long the roots remain submerged, soil type, plant species, and age and health of the plant.
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