Bur and Wild Cucumber; Two Native Vines Common in Wisconsin

Mark Renz, Extension Weed Specialist, UW-Madison Now is the time of year when we start to notice vines climbing trees, crops, and even structures.  While Wisconsin has over 50 plants categorizes as vines, bur (Sicyos angulatus L.) and wild (Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & A.Gray) cucumber are two of the most common found in Wisconsin.  […]

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Twilight Garden Tour ~ Tuesday, August 15th

Our annual Twilight Garden Tour will be held Tuesday Aug 15 starting at 4 pm until 7 pm. Below is a link to our special announcement flier. http://host.cals.wisc.edu/spoonerars/wp-content/uploads/sites/67/2017/08/Twilight-Tour-newsletter.pdf  

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8th Annual Hazelnut Field Day – August 19th, 2017

For more information click on the link: 2017 hazelnut field day_UMHDI   Saturday, August 19, 2017 Spooner Agricultural Research Station W6646 Hwy 70, Spooner, WI 10:00-12:30 P.M. This year’s field day will feature a tour of the Spooner Hazelnut Production Trial. The trial is one of three in Wisconsin evaluating the production potential of hybrid hazelnuts. We’ll […]

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Junior Camp 2017 Photos

Junior Camp 2017:  Mad Science was held July 28 – 30.  There catapults & canoes, buzzers & bubbles, watermelon football in the lake, s’mores around the campfire, volcanoes, slime and cardboard boats!

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Youth Leadership Opportunity! UWS Low Ropes Course! August 26th

UWS Low Ropes Course! We are looking for youth leaders to be camp counselors next summer and help plan fun events for our county throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the Junior Leaders Association, meet Sharon at the UWS ropes course on Saturday August 26th at 12:30! The event is free but […]

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Identification Guide to Toxic Plants in Forages and Pastures Available

New UW-Extension identification guide to toxic plants in forages and pastures available Madison, Wis. – While most plants are safe for livestock to consume, a few plant species can sicken or even kill animals if ingested. Recognizing poisonous plants and knowing proper livestock management are important steps in minimizing the potential for poisoning according to […]

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Photos Needed of Your Home or Community Garden

Show us your communities Garden!   UW Extension needs pictures of excellent examples of home and community gardens growing food!  There are some beauties throughout Douglas County.  If you are a Master Gardener you  will receive one hour of volunteer hours for every 3 pictures sent in! Send to : mailto:Cheryl.shockley@ces.uwex.eduor  jane.anklam@ces.uwex.edu. Along with photos please fill […]

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“Ask a Master Gardener” at Solid Rock Gardens 4:30-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays

The community is invited to stop bye and “Ask a Master Gardener” on Tuesday evenings during the summer from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Solid Rock Garden. University Information will be available for reference.  The Solid Rock Garden is also the Lake Superior Master Gardeners supplemental food garden project site, the gardens are on Weeks Ave and 6th.

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Soil Testing 2017

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. Visit our soil testing page for homeowners or our soil test page for farmers for more information or call […]

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