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4-H eCloverlink – Weekly Updates IMPORTANT INFORMATION

July 28, 2020 Hello Monroe County 4-H, I just wanted to send a quick note to remind you of four events that have deadlines for this Friday, July 31. These events have been vetted thought the UW Extension COVID safety checks and will ensure proper social distancing. Three of the events are completely outdoor as such youth should bring […]

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Invasive Plant Cost Sharing Opportunity

Attention Monroe County Landowners! Do you have an invasive plant problem and want financial help in managing the problem? Monroe County Invasive Species Working Group (MCISWG) may be able to help with cost sharing. Simply submit a letter/application to the Monroe County Land Conservation Department, be sure to include the species you are targeting, the approximate […]

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Expanded Recall Linked to Contaminated Onions

Taylor Farms is recalling a variety of products containing onions, diced and chopped raw onion mixtures and pasta or chicken salad containing raw onions. Taylor Farms used onions in manufacturing that were recalled by Thomson International, Inc. Onions have been recalled nationwide because of contamination with Salmonella Newport.The recall of onion-containing products is effective in all 50 states and includes products commonly […]

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WI Farm Support Program Reopens for Applications August 10 to 24, 2020

MADISON – With $8.4 million still available to support Wisconsin agricultural producers, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reminds farmers who have been impacted by COVID-19 that the Wisconsin Farm Support Program will reopen for applications from August 10 – August 24, 2020. Producers of any commodity are eligible to apply […]

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Badger Crop Connect

Badger Crop Connect is a new crop production webinar series developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Crops and Soils Program for the 2020 growing season. Badger Crop Connect’s goal is to bring agronomists, crops consultants and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. This bi-weekly webinar is planned to continue through September. Webinars will have CCA […]

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WI Marestail Herbicide Resistance Screening Project

Marestail (aka horseweed) tends to be a troublesome weed species in no-till cropping systems across the Midwest and this year we received several inquiries regarding poor marestail control in parts of Wisconsin. Thus, we would like to invite Wisconsin farmers, crop consultants, educators and industry representatives that are dealing with this weed to collect seeds […]

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Canning Resources

Many people are busy canning this time of year or are getting ready to. Is your canner ready to be used? Dial gauges on pressure canners should be tested every year to ensure that the dials are accurate. Weighted gauges on canners do not need to be tested because they do not go out of calibration. Most canner […]

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Unsolicited Seeds

​​​The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has been notified that some Wisconsin residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are currently unknown and may contain invasive plant species. Similar packages have been received in […]

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The Cutting Edge: A Podcast in Search of New Crops for Wisconsin

Join UW-Madison Division of Extension as they search for new crops for Wisconsin growers, processors, and consumers.  The strength of Wisconsin’s agricultural economy is its diversity…something that doesn’t just happen by chance.  It is a product of the relentless drive of researchers and farmers to innovate, explore, and experiment.  Join us for a glimpse into […]

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Small Grain Virtual Field Day

The UW Madison Extension offices of Buffalo and Chippewa Counties will host a small grain production virtual field day on July 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Small grains can fit into many cropping systems and add diversity for crop management. Topics covered during the event include malting barley production basics, fungicide and nitrogen fertilizer application, […]

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Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles are the number one pest plaguing yards and gardens across Wisconsin right now!  P.J. Liesch, Director of the UW Madison Insect Diagnostics Lab, will present everything homeowners need to know about this pest via YouTube Live on Monday, July 27, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Title:  Japanese Beetles 101: An In-Depth Look at a Top […]

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