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Fall is a good time to do a soil test

Before setting your garden to rest for the winter, think of ways to improve your garden soil for next year’s crop. A healthy garden soil is the foundation for successful gardening, and a simple soil test can reveal the existing nutrient levels in the soil and help in strategizing your efforts to improve the soil […]

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Stinking Stink Bug!!!

Watch out for the pesky “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)” that sneaks into the homes at this time of the year.  In the last few years, the population of BMSB increased in southeast Wisconsin and in several other regions in the state. BMSB is native to Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan) and was first […]

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Over-Seeding Lawns in Autumn

After stressful summer, lawn grasses in Wisconsin rejuvenate in autumn and it is considered one of the best times to seed, renovate and establish new lawns. Moderate temperatures in 70’s and ample soil moisture in September promotes speedy establishment of lawn grasses.  Summer annual weeds like crabgrass ends its life cycle in September and doesn’t […]

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Wisconsin Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training Available

There will be an in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training on October 26, at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W Walworth St, Elkhorn.  Check-in at 5:00 p.m., starts at 5:30 p.m., ends by 8:30 p.m. No walk-ins will be allowed. Event flyer can be found here: BQA Flyer. Due to limited capacity, it is encouraged […]

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Virtual WeCOPE series

WeCOPE is an evidence-based program that helps adults cope with life stress. WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive affect, and improve health behaviors in randomized trials. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others. This 7-session program will meet via Zoom. Register […]

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End of eviction moratorium

The CDC Federal Eviction Moratorium ended on July 31. For landlords, this will allow evictions for non-payment of rent to begin again. However, there are alternatives to eviction that can be mutually beneficial for both tenants and landlords. Download the factsheet, “Eviction Alternatives for Landlords,” to learn more. Renters who are behind on payments could […]

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Free Online Webinar – Ten Plant Diseases NOT to Compost

Certain plant diseases are so horrible or so deadly that composting is not an appropriate way to get rid of affected plants. Come learn about some of these diseases and their proper management. This program will be presented by Dr. Brian Hudelson on September 28, 6.00 -7.30 P.M.  Click on the following link to register: […]

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Urban Forestry Workshop – August 19 & August 24, 2021

Trees, Construction, and Site Development This year’s urban forestry workshop will focus on minimizing the impact of trees in construction areas and tree protection zone. The program includes a classroom lecture style session in the morning and hand-on field activities in the afternoon. This year we will be offering the morning portion of the workshop […]

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Rural Landowner Workshop

UW-Madison Division of Extension Adams, Green Lake, and Juneau Counties will be offering a series of four meetings for landowners who rent land or landowners who are thinking about renting their land out. This series will help you to better understand your soil, how to protect it, how to develop a lease agreement with your […]

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Drought stress on trees at the Kenosha County Center

Mitigating drought stress on landscape and garden plants during the current local dry spell

Article was written by Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Southeast Wisconsin is facing severe drought affecting many landscape and garden plants. Lawn grasses has gone dormant, moisture sensitive trees are exhibiting signs of scorch leaves, defoliation, early fall coloration and branch dieback; wilted strawberries are producing low quality fruits, flowering […]

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