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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Heart Of the Farm Fall/Winter Coffee Chats

Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will start it’s statewide online ‘Coffee Chat’ Fall/Winter program on Monday Nov. 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. ‘Coffee Chats’ will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month (10 a.m. – 11 a.m.) through March 2021.

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What’s going on with the lilacs?

August 11, 2020 Contact: Bill Halfman, UW Extension Agriculture Agent Phone: 608-269-8722 What is Going on with the Lilacs?? In most years, lilacs tend to be relatively disease free. When sited properly (in full sun) and pruned/thinned regularly, they reliably produce a bounty of beautiful blooms each spring in a myriad of colors.  And oh that […]

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