Agriculture / Food

With the advance of the brown marmorated stink bug across the United States, Wisconsin researchers are working to detect when and where their populations will reach nuisance or agricultural pest levels in the state — leading to the first official report of them on on agricultural crops in Wisconsin in early October.
The fresh taste of citrus fruits and their fragrant flowers are appealing and may make a trip to a Florida orchard sound tempting. But growing citrus plants indoors can, if lucky, result in some delicious fruits and provide homegrown tropical flavors in winter.
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,
Microgreens are simple and easy to grow indoors in winter.
Cattle can often be seen grazing in meadows around Wisconsin, but they may also be finding their meals in wooded areas.
In recent decades, ranchers and federal agencies have spent a lot of time figuring out how to expand and improve the use of dogs to guard livestock.
When temperatures warm in late winter and early spring, it's a good time to take advantage of these conditions to plan tree pruning.
While it may not seem readily apparent, farms are about to engage warp drive and rapidly approach light speed when it comes to how they operate.
To create the concept of "milk" as people know it today, the U.S. dairy industry exerted considerable energy — spending a lot of money to develop new technologies and build political clout.
Maple syrup harvest in Wisconsin
Early warm weather and the influence of El Niño is causing maple syrup to start running, requiring maple sap collectors and syrup producers to scramble to capture the harvest.