September 15, 2017 – Jumping Worms

The weather continues dry in many parts of the state and fall weather is showing.  Bernie Williams, Conservation Biologist from the Wisconsin DNR talks about Jumping Worms.   Transcribed Session Link to Bernie’s PowerPoint Presentation     Listen to Presentation   Download Podcast For PC’s, right click on “Download”, select “Save Link As. . .” […]

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August 25 – Bees/Wasps/Hornets

Questions to County Offices seem to have slowed down but one that has arisen and probably will continue to appear as we head into fall is about the differences between bees, hornets and wasps.  PJ Liesch referred to a publication “Social wasps and bees in the Upper Midwest” as a useful guide for providing answers. […]

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August 18, 2017– Think Ahead to Winter Pruning of Fruit Trees

Parts of the state continue to deal with insects and diseases that are related to the amounts of rain locations have experienced.  Amaya Atucha, Fruit Specialist, took the group through the appropriate methods of pruning for good fruit production. Atucha’s Presentation   READ Transcription File   LISTEN   DOWNLOAD 08-18-2017 PODCAST For PC’s, right click […]

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August 4, 2017 – Keep Your Eye Out for Pigweed

Japanese Beetles are still a big thing around the State.  Wet areas continue to contribute to diseases, but drying is occuring in some areas.  Everyone is asked to keep their eye out for and report spottings of all types of Pigweed. Link to PDDC Update for August 4 Link to Pigweed Power Point   READ […]

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July 28, 2017 – Japanese Beetles Everywhere

This week’s conference call found everyone having to deal with calls from frustrated home owners on protecting their plants from Japanese Beetles.  Wet conditions throughout much of the State cause many problems to arise.     READ Find Transcription Here.   LISTEN   DOWNLOAD 07/28/2017 Podcast For PC’s, right click on “Download”, select “Save Link […]

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July 21, 2017 – Plant Galls

Lots of rain and flooding, biting gnats, and Japanese Beetles — some of the concerns around the State this third week in July.  P.J. Liesch gave a presentation on the variability of plant galls -interesting looking, but usually only a cosmetic problem.         READ Link to Transcription    LISTEN   DOWNLOAD For […]

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