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Pesticide Applicator Testing 2023

To become certified or recertified in Wisconsin: There are three certification training options to choose from: OPTION 1: Self-Study Purchase the training fee with manual for $30.00 either from your participating County Extension Office or the UW PAT Store.PAT Store: https://patstore.wisc.edu Study on your own.70% pass grade OPTION 2: Computer-based Purchase the training fee with […]

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Food Safety for Fall Gatherings

Let’s talk Food Safety! As fall gatherings approach, a few simple steps will not only ease your holiday fears, but will ensure a delicious and a safe meal for you, your family, and your friends. This information may help you prepare your special meal.

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Canner Testing & Food Preservation

Jan/Feb 2022 (canning quick breads, 2-piece lids)      Mar/Apr 2022 (pickling eggs, Easter egg safety)     May/June 2022 (sweet spreads, canning with less sugar)  July/Aug 2022  (testing canner lids, summer squash) Quick Tips for Educators & Staff answering food preservation questions Testing Dial Gauge Canners toolkit NOTE: The Presto testing unit  is used to test gauges for National, Magic Seal, Maid of Honor and Presto brand canners only. The All American […]

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Boxelder Bug

Boxelder bugs(Boisea trivittatus, Family Rhopalidae, scentless plant bugs) are common insects from mid-summer through fall, and sometimes in spring. The gray and red adults are about ½ inch long. Nymphs (immatures) are bright red with darker heads and look like the adults, but without developed wings. They tend to be most abundant after summers when […]

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