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8th Annual Rural Landowner Conference

8th Annual Rural Landowner Conference

The 2014 Rural Landowner Conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 1st.

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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Farm Fresh Atlas™

Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Farm Fresh Atlas™

The Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin is a key marketing tool for many local farms, farmers’ markets and local food businesses in Southeast Wisconsin. The atlas was developed to connect consumers to great-tasting, local food and support agriculture in our region, keeping farmers on the land.

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Horticulture Helpline

Horticulture Helpline

Have a gardening question, please contact the Horticulture Helpline: 262-857-1942 manned by local Master Gardeners. Please leave a detailed message including your name and contact information. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also e-mail the Horticulture Helpline at master.gardeners@kenoshacounty.org

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4-H Enrollment is OnLine

4-H Enrollment is OnLine

Now is the time to enroll in Kenosha County 4-H for the 2014-15 year.  Enrollment is now on line at http://wi.4honline.com. Don’t know which club to join, check out all of the clubs at http://kenosha.uwex.edu/kenosha-county-4-h-clubs/  or contact Bethany Sorce, 4-H Program Assistant at the Kenosha County UW-Extension Office at 262-857-1945 to enroll.   Bethany Sorce 4-H Program Assistant […]

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HCE Community Clothing Exchange

HCE Community Clothing Exchange

Here is your opportunity to clean out your closets and basements while helping yourself and others throughout our community. You are invited to bring all clothing or accessories you have outgrown or are ready to get rid of. The sizes include infant through adult. The event will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014, Kenosha County […]

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Basil Downy Mildew

Basil Downy Mildew

  Question: I love basil and have grown it for years without problems. This year I don’t know what happened. Some leaves started looking a little yellowish. Shortly after black spots appeared on the leaves. Some of the basil plants are older and a couple are quite young but all are infected. What is happening? […]

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October 2014 Home Lite

October 2014 Home Lite

Here is the October 2014 Home Lite.
October 5 – 11 is National 4-H Week!

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Black Walnut & Red Oak Trees

Black Walnut & Red Oak Trees

Question: I have a very large black walnut tree in my yard. This year the tree has no walnuts on it. My question is this: Is there a way to keep my tree from producing walnuts every year? Last year we had a bumper crop of walnuts, 12 large wheelbarrows full, that I had to haul off into the woods out back. Not having any walnuts to have to shovel/rake up this year is a blessing to me. R.B.

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Fall Vegetable Planting

Fall Vegetable Planting

Question: Can I still plant vegetables in my garden? J.W. Answer: Mid-September is late for planting most vegetables but you might be able to successfully grow leafy greens and similar frost tolerant crops.  Choose varieties with a seed to harvest interval of 45 to 50 days or less. Some crops, like leaf lettuce, can be […]

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Verticillium Wilt in Maple Trees

Verticillium Wilt in Maple Trees

Question: All the leaves have fallen off the branches in one section of my maple tree. Do you know what is going on? M.A.

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Climate Change

Climate Change

The North Central Region Water Network has created a series of fact sheets titled Resources on Climate Change for Community Outreach Professionals. The fact sheets provide annotated lists of educational materials for creating presentations or simply learning about climate change.

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Harvest Potatoes / Powdery Mildew on Squash

Harvest Potatoes / Powdery Mildew on Squash

Question: When are potatoes ready for harvest? D.P.

Answer: New or early potatoes can be dug seven to eight weeks after planting. The potatoes will be one to two inches in size. Potatoes are mature and full-sized when vines die, usually in late August or September. Dig and lift the potatoes out of the soil with a spading fork, taking care not to pierce the tubers.

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September 2014 Home Lite

September 2014 Home Lite

The September 2014 Home Lite is now on line.  There are several important reminders: Project Team Reorganization – September 15, 2014 General Leader Meeting — September 18, 2014 4-H Open House – September 23, 2014    September 2014 Home Lite    

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Lawn in Shade

Lawn in Shade

Question: First of all, let me thank you for your recent article in the Kenosha News concerning lawn care.  I have a lawn which is struggling under intense shade.  It has recently responded rather significantly to over seeding using tall fescue grass seed.   My problem is this:  after overseeding, I have refrained from using weed […]

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