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July 8th, 2016: Grapes Varieties and Frost

Great weather recently has been keeping most pests out of this picture this summer, however the Japanese Beetles have come back again starting around the 4th of July. Wild Parsnip seems to be running rampant around the state this summer! Cold weather grape varieties will be the special subject on this date.

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June 3, 2016: Herbalism a Workshop

Plentiful rain and growing conditions are causing many flowers to bloom in the past few weeks. Along with these blooming also comes an increase in insects, fungi, weeds, and other pests and questions. This late spring has brought up many inquiries regarding these issues and more from around Wisconsin to our very own WHU participants. Join us as UW-Extension’s Erin LaFaive takes us through a talk about Herbalism.


September 4, 2015: Straw Bale Gardening (and Other Tight Space Gardening Tips)

Hot, dry weather with spotty thunderstorms are the norm for many parts of Wisconsin this week.  Wisconsin Horticulture Update participants report numerous concerns and questions about tomato late blight, with additional questions about swarming ants, gnats, bees and wasps, and small animal damage.  Also, fall garden questions (e.g., when to divide plants, when to prune, how […]


August 28, 2015: Breeding Tasty Vegetables

Moderate rains continue in many parts of the state again this week and with the approach of autumn questions for Wisconsin Horticulture Update participants begin to slow.  Participants report a smattering of questions on emerald ash borer, bees and wasps, lawn grubs and slugs, as well as questions on leaf blights on tomato, powdery mildew on […]


August 21, 2015: Butterfly Gardening

Welcome rain hits many parts of the state this week, bringing welcome relief and stimulating lawns to regreen and begin once again to grow.  This week’s participants report continued reports of spotted wing Drosophila, as well as skunk and raccoon issues as they dig up lawns to get to grubs of May/June beetle and Japanese […]