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Need help?  Whether you’re a casual or serious gardener, beginner or expert, problems and questions arise.  UW-Extension is the place to get non-biased, University research-based answers to help you be successful.

The UW-Extension Horticulture site has fact sheets, publications and articles on insects, diseases, and how to grow almost anything.  Access it at

The University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab can be found at

Get help identifying your weeds at

Or contact  local Horticulture Educator Diana Alfuth, at or by telephone at 715-273-6781.  Diana is typically in the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, but messages can be left during regular office hous (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Specimen samples can be dropped off at the Pierce County UW-Extension office, 412 W. Kinne Street, Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

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