The Changing Leaves of Fall

Fall in Wisconsin means football, apple pie, pumpkin stands lining the roads, and a beautiful display of tree foliage. In fact, one of the many benefits of living in Wisconsin is the changing seasons and for a few weeks of fall, the trees put on a final glorious show of color before the growing season […]

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Goldenrod vs. Ragweed

Did you have fall allergies? Did you blame goldenrod? Goldenrod usually gets blamed for fall allergies because it is highly visible compared to the true culprit, ragweed. Goldenrod (Solidago) and ragweed (Ambrosia) are both native plants which support native wildlife by providing food and cover for wildlife. Goldenrod is a perennial herb while ragweed is […]


Pest Management Update Meeting – Nov 16 – Fond du Lac County

This year’s Pest Management Update Meeting hosted by UW-Extension Fond du Lac County will be streamedlined to focus on new pesticide registrations, pest updates, and highlight important issues from 2015. Topics will be more focused on specific updates and diagnostic training to include: Integrated Pest Management Updates for Field Crops Managing Corn Rootworms Soybean Stem Disease […]

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Lasagna Garden being built

Lasagna gardening, despite the name, does not involve pasta, Italian cuisine, or cheese. It is a method of gardening that requires layering, like its namesake, and is a cost-effective, no-till, labor-saving method of establishing a garden from a patch of sod or weeds. Although this method can be used any time of year, fall is […]


September 2015 Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 September DCMGV Meeting Recap 9/24/15 The September Master Gardener meeting featured Dr. Patti Nagai, a horticultural educator for Racine County UW-Extension. She spoke on the topic, “Brighten Your Indoor Space with Living Plants.” In her presentation she spoke about the selection and care of houseplants – tropical foliage, flowering plants, citrus and herbs.   Plants […]

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Frogs, Toads, and the Garden

Frogs, Toads, and the Garden According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 was the year of the sheep. According to my garden, it was the year of the amphibian. There were more frogs and toads than I have ever seen in all my time gardening at this location. Good or bad? Let’s take a look. Frogs […]

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6th Annual Supreme Showmanship Contest Showcases the County’s Best Youth!

6th Annual Supreme Showmanship Contest Showcases the County’s Best Youth! 4-H and FFA Youth Showmanship Winners Display Skills for Fairgoers The Farm Progress Arena at the Dodge County Fairgrounds became the center of attention on Saturday evening, August 22nd, as the top four showmen from the intermediate and senior divisions of beef, sheep, swine and […]