Agriculture / Food

Just when a garden looks good, ravenous Japanese beetles can promptly emerge in the heart of summer to devour the gardener's favorite plants.
Americans are increasingly figuring out why Europeans love hazelnuts so much, thanks in large part to obsessions over a certain chocolate hazelnut spread.
Conditions must be just right for blueberry plants to survive and produce fruit. And although Wisconsin's climate is perfect, the soil – especially in the southern part of the state – isn't what blueberries like,
To limit the development of emerging human and animal resistance to antibiotics, farmers who give livestock and poultry antimicrobial-medicated feed will have to purchase it under supervision of a veterinarian starting in 2017.
With the first green shoots of spring appearing across the state, Wisconsin's insect populations are likewise emerging and preparing for the warmer months ahead.
When temperatures warm in late winter and early spring, it's a good time to take advantage of these conditions to plan tree pruning.
People who worry about not having enough to eat cope in different ways. Some borrow money, neglect health care or defer paying bills. Many choose foods of poor nutritional value because they cost less but are filling.
Fall is a good time of year to seed a native prairie mix for a yard or empty plot.
Breads and cakes baked in glass jars and then sealed with canning lids are not safe to eat.
Scientists may have settled a debate between anglers and fishery managers over the future of the lake trout in the Great Lakes.