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2018 Crop Land Rental Rate Survey Results

Dodge and Fond Du Lac County conducted a farmland cash rent survey during the winter of 2018. The survey is intended to provide township level rental rate information for property owners and tenants who negotiate rental contracts in the many townships of Dodge County.

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Cover Crop Establishment Tip Sheets

To help farmers successfully use cover crops, members of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water in collaboration with UW-Extension have written three tip sheets which focus on three different cover crop establishment methods and timings.

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Annual 4-H Leader Training

This year the state Annual Leader Training will focus on diversity and inclusion and the need to ensure that all youth and adults feel welcome. All adults and youth leaders are encouraged to attend.

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Dodge County Science Day! Who’s Curious?

Area youth are invited to participate in a Statewide Science Day on October 13, 2018 from 9am to noon at the Dodge County Administration Building. Choose from 4 sessions featuring water, engineering, robotics, and Legos!

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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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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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