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There Are Brown Spots on My Leaves!

Listen below for a quick message from Tim Jergenson about what may be causing the brown spots on your tree leaves. Music provided by: Stefan Kartenberg Additional Resources: Anthracnose Fact Sheet Press Release: TREES SHOWING LEAF DISEASES THIS YEAR Diana Alfuth, UWEX Horticulture Educator With the cool, wet spring we’ve had, foliar fungal diseases are […]

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Outdoor S.T.E.M. Adventure

Budding young scientists led by UW professors will use tools in the Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) program to test hypotheses, collect data, make observations and measurements, and explore the micro and macro details of their environment.  Workshops on climate, plant life, water quality, and microbiology may be included. Learn more and register: Outdoor STEM Adventure […]

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Cloverbud Super Saturday!

4-H Cloverbud Super Saturday will be filled with games, crafts that you can enter in the County Fair, and a fun snack.  Come play freeze tag with some friendly cows, color fun coloring pages, participate in a cow milking contest, and have some yummy snacks! To register, fill out the registration form below and send […]

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New Fact Sheet: Managing Rained-on Alfalfa for Haylage

When alfalfa is rained on after mowing, forage quality and dry matter are lost. Rain amount and intensity are the significant factors affecting the amount of loss: A light drizzle will have little effect (other than to lengthen drying time and increase respiratory losses of starch and sugar.) A prolonged rain additionally will leach out […]

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Tips for Power Outage and Tornado Response

Below are two documents about being safe during and after a natural disaster.  The first covers what to know about refrigerated food when the power is out and the second discusses steps to take after a tornado. The Power is Off, Is The Food Still Safe? Tornado – Tips for Early Recovery

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Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Update (PEAQ)

Below is the PDF of the current Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Worksheet.  Feel free to download and print the handout.  Continue reading below for directions on interpreting the PEAQ results.   May 26 – Alfalfa Quality Monitoring Report Interpreting Alfalfa PEAQ* Results University of Wisconsin-Extension agronomy specialists and dairy scientists recommend the following four steps when […]

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April Agricultural Newsletter 2017

Look here for some exciting news about Agriculture in Barron County.  There is information about topics such as:  Phone Apps for Crops, Cutting Alfalfa Very Frequently, Information on the Tractor Safety Course to be held in June, Barron County On-Farm Dairy Breakfast and much more. Click on the link below for more details.   April […]

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