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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Training and Pruning Apple Trees

Apples are the most common fruit tree planted in Wisconsin. In addition to providing fruit, apple trees can be a pleasing addition to the home landscape. However, unlike most shade trees, apple trees require annual training and pruning from the time of planting to produce an attractive and productive tree. To learn about the care of apple trees, please click “read more”.

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Fruit Crops – High Spring Temps and Frost

The record breaking temperatures this March have brought all of our fruit crops into full swing about one month earlier than normal. While there were a few management techniques to slow things down for a few days, there is nothing we can do to keep those buds from breaking with the sustained temperatures. All of our fruit crops have broken bud and as they continue to develop are increasingly susceptible to frost damage. In most years, we are not out of the danger of frost until Mid-May, (recall 2010’s mother day frost!) so when making management decisions consider the high possibility of having a reduced crop load this year.

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