May 19, 2017 – Rain and Cool Temperatures

Rain and cool temperatures have meant that some plants appear to be a bit behind schedule in different parts of the state. Insects and diseases continue undeterred  with several new things having been observed including Didymascella Needle Blight in Juniper, Hydrangea Leaftier and Bumble Flower Beetles.  Want to know what butterflies are active?  Check out […]

Lilac Blooms

May 5 – Lilacs to Snow – South to North

Bloom conditions vary from Forsythia being finished in Central and South to tree leaves not yet budded in the Bayfield Area. Moss on lawns, ants, solitary bees, ants and ticks are common questions.  Dieback on apples, White Mold on tulip bulbs and Downy Mildew on Moss Phlox are some of the items having gone through […]


April 21, 2017: The Season Begins

Wet weather, concern about Jumping Worms and over-wintering mosquitoes were just a few of the items that surfaced in the first WHU update of the 2017 growing season.  Special Presenter Brian Hudelson, UW Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab (PDDL),  outlined the services provided by various labs, both UW Extension and UW Madison, that are available throughout the […]