Responding to the Avian Influenza Outbreak

The current avian influenza outbreak is not thought to pose a risk to human health or to food safety but it is highly toxic to birds, including backyard poultry flocks.  As of April 2, 2022 the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced a confirmed case of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPIA) in a […]

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Soil Testing

Lawn & Garden Soil Testing La Crosse County UW-Extension offers soil testing   Why, when and how: Sampling Lawn and Garden Soils for analysis What you get: Analysis of current nutrient content of your soil (P,K). Current soil pH. Recommendation of type and amount of fertilizer to add. Allow 2 – 3 weeks for return […]

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How to Deal with Japanese Beetles

Managing Japanese Beetle Adults & Grubs While Minimizing Impacts on Pollinators Established in Wisconsin in the 1990s, the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a voracious defoliator of many landscape and garden plants. Roses, birches, lindens, grapes, raspberries, Norway maples, beans, apples, plums, crabapples, elms, beech, asparagus, and rhubarb are some of its favorite plant species. Typically, Japanese […]

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Asian Giant Hornets, or a look-alike?

Lately, we are getting many questions, and submissions of insects suspected to be Asian Giant Hornets for identification by our our Agriculture Educator, Kaitlyn Davis. Most of these submissions have been the Cicada Killer Wasp. Click for more information!

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Heart Of The Farm – Coffee Chats Series

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture will be hosting it’s 3rd Coffee Chat, January 11th, 2021 from 10:00– 11:00 a.m. The online Heart of the Farm Coffee Chats run on the 2nd Monday of the month through March 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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