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July 4-H Newsletter

July 2018 4-H Newsletter The Focus on 4-H newsletter offers monthly information on 4-H events, project info, and activities.

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2018 Alfalfa Quality Watch

Quality Information from 5/23/18 A rainy and cool May has presented challenges for planting corn and beans. Hopefully the weather will give us a break as first crop alfalfa harvest nears. Growing Degree Days for 2018 are running about 2 – 4 days behind long term normals, (Base 50). Alfalfa growth and fiber concentrations will […]

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Alfalfa PEAQ Readings May 2018

Determining when to cut first-crop alfalfa is often difficult because alfalfa quality, relative to flowering stage, varies greatly. To help with this dilemma, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed the Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) method which predicts alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting.

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4-H Avian Quiz Bowl

AVIAN QUIZ BOWL COMPETITION The Quiz Bowl competition will be held on September 29 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, WI.**TIME TBD**Advanced registration is due by September 1, 2018. 2018 Wisconsin 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl Registration Form The Avian Quiz Bowl will consist of two- to four-member teams (3 or 4 are encouraged.) Teams […]

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Margin Protection Program for Dairy

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

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Ask A Master Gardener-Growing Less Common Fruits

Currants, gooseberries, and elderberries are native to Wisconsin and can often be harvested in the wild. However, they are easy to grow in an urban landscape and provide not only highly nutritious fruit, but also are a beautiful landscape plant.

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Ask A Master Gardener – Fireflies

One of the sure signs of summer are fireflies or lightning bugs lighting up the night sky. You may remember catching them on a warm summer evening or simply watching the light show from a rocking chair on the porch.

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Ask A Master Gardener – The Maple Tree

A True Wisconsin Tree—The Maple In 1893, a favorite tree was selected by a group of Wisconsin school children. The maple beat out oak, pine and elm trees.  In 1948, that selection was narrowed by another vote to sugar maple specifically. In 1949, the sugar maple was made the official state tree by a vote […]

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