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100 years of the Hancock ARS    

  Felix Navarro, Superintendent  Hancock Agricultural Research Station UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences fmnavarro@wisc.edu (715) 249-5961 2:55 – Total Time 0:17 – The Hancock Research Station 0:43 – Researchers by the hundreds 1:13 – The early research at Hancock 1:38 – Productive sandy soils, irrigation 2:16 – Potato and vegetable storage research 2:46 […]


Preventing kids’ summer weight gain

The school year provides a structure for eating, sleeping and physical activities involving school sports or after school programs. But in the summertime, due to less physical activity, children may gain up to three times as much weight as they do during the entire school year.


Building a better carrot 

Phil Simon, Professor Department of Horticulture/USDA  UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 262-1248, (608) 262-1490 psimon@facstaff.wisc.edu 3:08 – Total Time 0:13 – Carrot genome mapped 0:35 – Better for growers, better for people 1:03 – More color in the market 1:27 – Each carrot color has different value 2:29 – Fresh market, canning, […]

water quality testing

Free well water testing at Farm Technology Days

All visitors to Wisconsin Farm Technology Days who bring a well water sample can have it tested for nitrate, the most common health-related contaminant found in Wisconsin’s groundwater. University of Wisconsin-Extension will offer the free on-the-spot test, and it will only take a few minutes to get the results. To take advantage of this free and easy water testing, please bring one cup of your well water in any clean container to the Progress Pavilion.

weed experts

UW Weed Experts provide information to identify and control weeds in your crops and gardens

Mild temperatures and ample rainfall have resulted in another year of rampant weed growth. Is your field, garden or yard covered with weeds? Do you know what they are and how to manage them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider attending Wisconsin Farm Technology Days on July 19-21, 2016 in Walworth County. At this event University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison weed specialists will help identify your weed species as well as give you management options.