May 15, 2015:  Early Season Vegetable Update

May 15, 2015: Early Season Vegetable Update

Wet, warm and green are common themes at this week’s Wisconsin Horticulture Update.  Participants report that lilacs are in full to past full bloom in many areas of the state and dandelions are seeding profusely.  Questions at county UW-Extension offices are all over the map, including those on rhubarb and frost, treating ash trees, weed ID, […]

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May 8, 2015:  Turf Diseases

May 8, 2015: Turf Diseases

Spring pops this week in Wisconsin as rains in many areas and warmer temperatures across the state push springtime flowering trees and shrubs, as well as herbaceous ornamentals to bloom.  Crabapples, flowering plums, flowering cherries, serviceberries and even lilacs are showing off their glory this week, as are native plants like trout lily, Jack-in-the-pulpit, mayapple, bleeding […]

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May 1, 2015:  Pesticides for Organic Gardening

May 1, 2015: Pesticides for Organic Gardening

Dry is the operative word this week on the Wisconsin Horticulture Update as many county UW-Extension agents/educators comment on the need for rain.  In the far north, trees and shrubs are just beginning to leaf out, while in south a wide range of plants (e.g., forsythia, magnolia, rhododendron, red maple, tulips, daffodils, spring beauty) are […]

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April 24, 2015:  Neonicotinoids and Pollinators

April 24, 2015: Neonicotinoids and Pollinators

Spring is on hold this week in Wisconsin as cooler temperatures slow the leafing and flowering of plants around the state.  Wisconsin Horticulture Update participants report trees and lawns beginning to slowly green, and comment on issues with tent caterpillars, mosquitoes (yes, mosquitoes!!), dandelions and dead patches in lawns.  Other topics of interest include diseases (including […]

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April 17, 2015:  Wisconsin Wildlife

April 17, 2015: Wisconsin Wildlife

Spring has arrived in Wisconsin for the first Wisconsin Horticulture Update of the 2015 growing season.  County Extension staff report signs of trees and shrubs attempting to bud, and flowering trees and shrubs such as forsythia and magnolias in bloom.  Spring herbaceous flowering plants including crocus, bloodroot, dwarf iris, Siberian squill, bloodroot, and tulips are […]

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Responding to Horticulture Inquiries – 2015

Responding to Horticulture Inquiries – 2015

Members of the UW-Extension Horticulture Team will be hosting the annual professional development “Responding to Horticulture Inquiries” on May 14, 2015 in cooperation with Walworth County UW-Extension and on May 27, 2015 in cooperation with Marathon County UW-Extension.  The program objectives are to: Acquaint UW-Extension agents, educators, office staff and Master Gardener Volunteers with information on UW-Extension diagnostic […]

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