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Youth As Resources Board Members Sought

Youth As Resources Board Members Sought

Youth As Resources members consist of a group of youth and adults from Kenosha County who meet regularly to discuss community issues, develop leadership skills, and provide g rants to youth – led se r vice projects. In addition, YAR members also plan fundraisers and community improvement initiatives. Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR), a […]

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2014 Household Hazardous Waste Event

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Event

What is the Household Hazardous, E-waste Recycling and Refrigerant Collection Event? This event is limited to households of Kenosha County villages, towns and the City of Kenosha.  A driver’s license will be required to verify home address.  There is no fee to participate in this collection event (except that TV recycling costs $10)  Who is eligible to […]

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Tractor Safety

Tractor Safety

Offered by Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties UW Extension The Tractor Certification Course is a 24-hour program designed to  teach safety as it relates to driving farm implements on public roads,  offering both classroom and hands-on tractor driving experiences, for youth under the age of 16 and over the age of 12. When: June 23 […]

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 Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has recently been identified in horses primarily in eastern Minnesota and in N Western Wisconsin. The WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is in communication with WI veterinarians and will continue to update them on the status of the EHV-1 outbreak. EHV-1 is a contagious virus that can cause […]

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Organic Compost

Organic Compost

Question: I have an organic vegetable garden. Recently I saw an advertisement for organic compost. Isn’t all compost organic? Am I missing something? G.W. Answer: Compost is made from organic materials, but not all compost is “organic”.  OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) tests and maintains an official organic products list including compost and vermicompost. The […]

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Ties to the Land Newsletter

Ties to the Land Newsletter

April – June 2014 Ties to the Land (pdf format) The articles featured are:  Farm Service Agency NEW FARM BILL PROVIDES PERMANENT LIVESTOCK DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FARM STORAGE FACILITY LOAN PROGRAM ENHANCED FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCERS WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE 2014 FARM BILL? APRIL 2014 INTEREST RATES WHAT’S IN THE FARM BILL […]

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April 2014 Home Lite

April 2014 Home Lite

Home Lite - April Issue (pdf format) Welcome Carmelo Dávila! Carmelo will start April 15th as the Kenosha County Youth Development Educator. As the Youth Development Educator he will provide oversight and program direction for all Youth Development Programs (see organization chart below). As a result of the Visioning Session, the initial position focus will be to […]

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Test Your Garden Soil

Test Your Garden Soil

Question: Should I have my soil tested and how? C.A. Answer: Soil in established gardens should be tested every three to five years, or before you start a new garden. Soil testing is easy to do. Use a trowel or shovel to dig a scoop of soil out of several places in the garden or […]

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Black Knot

Black Knot

  Question: We have a beautiful ornamental cherry tree in the yard. It is so pretty in spring when leaves come out dark red before they change to green.  Not long after we brought to the tree, we noticed big ugly dark lumps on the stems. The nursery gave us something to spray on the […]

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Damping Off of Seedings

Damping Off of Seedings

Question:  I’ve grown tomatoes and other plants from seed for several years but this is a new problem. The seedlings come up just fine, but when they are an inch or two tall, they fall over and die.  I looked on the internet and I think the problem is damping off.  Is there anything I […]

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Pruning Shrubs

Pruning Shrubs

Question: Is this a good time to prune shrubs? Now that the weather is warmer I can’t wait to get outside. I have forsythia, lilac and a lot of other bushes that need pruning. I’ve looked in books and on the internet but I’m confused about old and new wood. I don’t want to cut […]

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March 2014 Home Lite

March 2014 Home Lite

March 2014 Home Lite (pdf format) The March 2014 Home Lite is now ready.  There will be some changes to publishing the Home Lite in 2014. The 2014 Kenosha County 4-H t-shirt design contest winner is Samantha K from the Salem Pioneers 4-H Club.  Her design is on page 2.  The shirts will be black with […]

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Plum Fruit Drop

Plum Fruit Drop

Question: How can I prevent plums from falling off the trees before they are ripe and ready to pick? The past couple of years the tree has been loaded with fruit but almost all the plums fell off in June. The plums look perfect. The trees are Santa Rosa plums and three to four years […]

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