July 28, 2017 – Japanese Beetles Everywhere

This week’s conference call found everyone having to deal with calls from frustrated home owners on protecting their plants from Japanese Beetles.  Wet conditions throughout much of the State cause many problems to arise.   Find Transcription Here. Listen to Podcast Below

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July 21, 2017 – Plant Galls

Lots of rain and flooding, biting gnats, and Japanese Beetles — some of the concerns around the State this third week in July.  P.J. Liesch gave a presentation on the variability of plant galls -interesting looking, but usually only a cosmetic problem.       Link to Transcription  Play Podcast Below    

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July 14, 2017 – Blueberry Trials in Brown County

Reports of plenty of rain from all over the state bringing both insect pests and diseases that do well in wet conditions. Vijai Pandian, Brown County Extension, reported on trial results on Blueberries, Honeyberries and Josta Berries.   Transcription Audio

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July 7, 2017 – Ticks and Mosquitoes

It’s been a pretty quiet week in Wisconsin in terms of calls to Extension Offices. Of particular interest entomologically, however, more reports of Black Widow Spiders have come in, particularly from the Northeastern part of the State.  P.J. Liesch provided comprehensive information along with links to several good references on Ticks and Mosquitoes. Read Transcript […]

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June 30, 2017 – Potato Gene Bank

Wet conditions throughout the state contribute to a number of disease issues on ornamental plants, vegetables and fruit crops. Guest speaker, Max Martin, Research Programmer at the Peninsular Research Station provides an overview of Potato Genetics and the importance of the Potato Gene Bank located there. Link to Transcription Listen to Podcast Here

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