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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Challenge

Explore another world and visit places you never imagined through reading! Youth in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge and win a prize at the Dodge County Fair.

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Help Line

Ask A Master Gardener!

Dodge County Master Gardener Association and Dodge County UW-Extension announce the opening of the Ask A Master Gardener Helpline. Certified Master Gardener Volunteers will answer your questions about your yard, garden or plants every Tuesday morning from 9am-12pm and every Thursday afternoon from 1pm-4 pm, beginning Tuesday, May 3rd through September 1st. The Certified Master […]

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Nitrate Screening Available

Dodge County UW-Extension is offering nitrate screening beginning February 1st through 2016. Water samples must be submitted in a clean jar. The cost is $3 per sample.

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Stinging nettles

Delectable, Edible Stinging Nettle

There are a number of edible weeds, including dandelion, purslane, and lambs quarter. While it might be hard to swallow, figuratively speaking, stinging nettle may be added to that list. Urtica dioica, or stinging nettle is a perennial herb native to Europe and most of North America. The Latin term is quite descriptive: urtica means […]

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Alfalfa PEAQ Readings – May 19, 2016

Dodge County Forage Council’s PEAQ Readings – May 19, 2016 Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) is a method to measure standing alfalfa’s forage quality before it’s harvested. Agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed this method to help predict alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting. Several Dodge County Forage Council […]

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Lawn and Garden Safety

The weather is warming up and many of us are heading outside to our lawns and gardens. As you tend to your gardens, here are some guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (cdc.gov) to keep your gardening season a safe one. When working outside, protect yourself from sunburn by wearing a long-sleeved shirt, long […]

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