Agricultural & Horticultural Flooding Resources

The UW-Extension Agricultural Preparedness and Response team has information available on what to do if your garden or field has flooded. Everything from assessing flooded corn, soybeans, and forages to food safety for flooded farms.

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Japanese Beetles and Other Pests Update

We are already over the halfway point of summer, and it is hard to believe how fast time flies! Pests and diseases come along with summer, and you may be noticing that some of them have gone away while others are just now coming out. A few pests to keep an eye out for include […]

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Grape Grower Field Day

UW-Extension invites the La Crosse County grape growers to a field day on June 14, at Elmaro Vineyard located at N14756 Delaney Road, Trempealeau, WI. Starting at 1:00 p.m., ending at 3:00 p.m., you will have a chance to hear from UW-Extension specialists on Fungal Diseases and Spray Schedules, Insects and Plant Physiology, and Management […]

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Kids not eating fruit? Try cutting, slicing it

How can I get my grandchildren to eat more fruits and vegetables when they’re visiting? I am lucky that I get to have them over often, but I can’t seem to entice them to eat much produce. You’re not alone. Most children (and teens and adults for that matter) don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, […]

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Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN)

Welcome to the home page for the newly created Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN). The goal of WIFDN is to empower members of the public to take action against invasive species by providing training and volunteer opportunities. Participants will receive training through a combination of prerecorded videos, interactive online sessions, and in-field volunteering projects. The cost of registration is $30, which grants access to interactive online training sessions and access to hands on training opportunities. It is recommended that participants test their browser compatibility by following the instructions on the Trainings page. Upon completion of the training portion, participants will be asked to complete at least 24 hours of volunteer work during 2014. For more information and to register, please click “Read More”.

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Making and Using Compost in the Garden

Making your own compost is an easy, practical, and satisfying way to make use of yard waste and table scraps. Home composting can reduce the use of water and synthetic fertilizers while improving the health of your soil and plants. For homeowners living n areas where laws and ordinances limit or prohibit the disposal of leaves and yard clippings into landfills, composting is a sensible alternative. To read the entire article, please click “Read More”.

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