Apple Bagging Session – June 11th, 10.30 A.M.

Apple Bagging – Demo & Hands on activity session – June 11th, 10.30 A.M. Kenosha County Center, Bristol, WI Are you tired of spraying for apple tree pests? Think about bagging apples to protect from codling moth, plum curculio and apple maggot. Join with the Vijai Pandian, Kenosha and Racine County Horticulture Extension Educator on […]

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Growing Asparagus in Gardens

Growing Asparagus in Gardens Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator University of Wisconsin – Madison,  Division of Extension, Kenosha and Racine Counties  One of the first vegetables to harvest in the spring is asparagus. Native to coastal regions of Europe and Asia, asparagus is a hardy perennial vegetable crop, drought and salt tolerant, and once established it […]

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Arbor Day Celebration 2022

We are grateful to live and work in Kenosha County, a community so clearly dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, promoting urban trees and sustainable eco-system. Please join us in our celebration of Arbor Day on April 29th, 1.30 P.M. to plant and dedicate our new Arboretum at Kenosha County Center for environmental […]

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New & Easy Options!! Private Pesticide Applicator Training – 2022

2022 Private pesticide applicator training program will be hosted in multiple training platforms:    1) In-person training session and certification exam on February 28, 2022 at Kenosha County Center   2) Live Zoom webinar training (Call/email the Racine County Extension office to schedule certification exam) on December 7, January 25, February 15, March 15, and April […]

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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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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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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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