Pollinator Habitat: Planting for Bees & Butterflies Class August 26th

Pollinator Habitat: Planting for Bees & Butterflies Class Native & domesticated bees pollinate 30% of US crops and 75% of the flowering plants in Minnesota. Populations of wild and tame bees, as well as pollinating beetles, flies, moths, and butterflies, have plummeted in the last few years, partly due to habitat loss. There are many […]

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2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report is out.  You may download the PDF (link below), or stop by our office to pick-up a hardcopy in color.

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Tap Into It

How do you tap into UW-Extension? Help us tell our story by sharing yours UW-Extension wants to hear from you! Tap Into It, is collecting stories and feedback from clients, volunteers, friends and partners like you. We will use your input, stories and testimonials to share the value of our work, to help us tell […]

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Welcome to the New Douglas County Master Gardener Volunteers

After a rigorous, hands-on training the Douglas County Master Gardener trainees have completed their training and are planning their projects.  Many thanks to Jane Anklam, Agriculture/Horticulture educator from UW-Extension, Douglas County who led the group through gardening practices, actual pest and disease problems, what questions to ask and how to organize a project – plus […]

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Straw Bale Gardening Update

As the snow flies and the temperatures drop, let’s not forget the hard work and great results we had over the last summer.  Many homeowners tried straw bale gardening and help us help others by sharing their challenges and success. From the garden of Ruth and John Ludwig:  Year 2

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UW-Extension Douglas County to Hold Office Hours in Towns and Villages

UW-Extension will be conducting office hours and attending town and village meetings throughout the remainder of 2016.  Walk-in office hours will depend on the availability of town or village office space  (see below).  These visits are intended to help town and village residents learn more about the services that UW-Extension provides.  The visiting educator(s) will […]

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Invasive Plant Identification

Help us to learn about the emergence of invasive species!  If you find them in your yard or neighborhood, send a photo and location or GPS point to:  Jane Anklam, Agriculture/Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension, Douglas County at jane.anklam@ces.uwex.edu.  Or post it to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UWEXDouglas .

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Soil Testing

Soil tests provide specific fertilizer recommendations for your lawn and garden and can help you avoid over-application of fertilizer.  Soil testing is recommended for lawns, gardens, fields, wildlife areas and vegetable and fruit production.

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Spotted Wing Drosophila

The Spotted Wing Drosophila  is a newer invasive insect of soft bodied fruit and particularly damaging in late season raspberries. Attached is a Spotted Wing Drosophila fact sheet to help explain the life cycle and damage.  If you find this insect in your garden, please bring a sample into the office at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 […]

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