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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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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Tomato Late Blight

Are you experiencing Late Blight in your Tomatoes? Here are some excellent resources put together by UW-Madison Division of Extension experts.

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Growing As Your Garden Grows – La Crosse Public Library Talk

Whether you have been gardening for twenty years or are just getting started this program is for you. We will discuss weeds and pests to keep a look out for, different styles of gardening, troubleshooting common issues and other good gardening practices to help you achieve your goals. On May 21st at 7 P.M. let’s […]

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Garden Toolbox Series – Read Your Leaves

This program is part of a series of garden topics so watch the Extension website for more information on future classes. Kaitlyn Davis, Agriculture Educator for Division of Extension La Crosse County will be presenting. This is the first presentation in the Garden Tool Box Series.

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