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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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Leadership Kenosha Now Accepting Applications

Leadership Kenosha Now Accepting Applications

We are accepting applications for the 2014-15 class. For more information contact Tedi Winnett at tedi.winnett@ces.uwex.edu

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4-H Open House

4-H Open House

Kenosha County 4-H invites you and your family to the 9th annual…

4-H Open House

Come learn about the Kenosha County 4-H Program
Meet the leaders of the clubs and explore several projects!

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5th Annual Farm Fresh Atlas Fundraiser

5th Annual Farm Fresh Atlas Fundraiser

REAL FARMS, REAL FOOD    Support the Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin Enjoy an elegant local farms / local food / local chefs’ dinner Our mission:  support local sustainable business, increase consumption of local food, maintain farmers on the land Tuesday, September 16, 2014 La Merenda/Milwaukee 4:00—9:00 pm Silent Auction and Small Plate—Tapas Dinner ‘Grazing’ […]

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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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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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Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila

  Question: I’m finding tiny white worms in my red raspberries. I’ve never had this problem before. Do you know what is going on? Is there anything I can do? My family loves raspberries. S.T. Answer: The worms may be larvae of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), which is new insect pest of Wisconsin fruit crops. […]

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Lawn Necrotic Ring Spot

Lawn Necrotic Ring Spot

Question: I am hoping you are the correct person to contact with my lawn problem.  I have Necrotic Ring Spot on my lawn.  I am looking for advice of handling this disease. Any information would greatly be appreciated. B.T. Answer: On the same day I received your email the Kenosha County UW-Extension horticulture helpdesk master gardeners […]

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Tomato Wilt & Juglone

Tomato Wilt & Juglone

Question: My tomato plants are wilting and the problem seems to be getting worse. Do you think it is a root rot or a wilt disease? H.W.

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Root and Crown Rot

Root and Crown Rot

Question: I’ve noticed several plants in my yard are wilting. I think the plants are rotting from all the rain. The soil in my garden squishes if I step on it. I dug up a couple of sick looking petunias, the roots looked brownish. Some of the stems on the Invincebelle hydrangea bushes fell over. When I tried to straighten the stems they broke off even with the ground. The end of the stem seemed soft and discolored. Is there anything I can or should do? J.C.

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Bitter Strawberries

Bitter Strawberries

Question: I read your article of May 1st about strawberries. Weeds are manageable and berries are a nice size. But they do not taste like strawberries and are sour. They are on the east side of my garage and get moderate sunshine. Should I move the location for next year? Can I transplant my patch? I am wondering if they are not sweet because they don’t get enough sun. I am thinking of a raised garden. Thank you. S.O.

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Vegetable Planting

Vegetable Planting

Question: Is it too late to plant vegetables? J.J.

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July/August 2014 Home Lite

July/August 2014 Home Lite

Check it out! The July / August 2014 Home Lite contains lots of info:

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