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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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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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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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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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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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