After flooding occurs, gardeners often raise questions about the safety of consuming produce from gardens that were under water for a day or two.
People who feel their paychecks are not keeping up with everyday expenses may be right — median household income is down for many families across Wisconsin.
Bruce Johnson has put a great deal of time and money into changing the way he uses energy — his house on the east side of Madison sports three rooftop solar-panel installations.
Invasive species are a familiar and persistent challenge across the United States. Kudzu is engulfing the South, gypsy moths have been consuming forests in the East, and the emerald ash borer is wreaking havoc on several species of ash trees here in the Midwest.
Fish with spinach
Vegetables, fruits, whole grains and a variety of proteins are basic to good health. However most Wisconsin children and their families don't eat enough of these foods.
Adult lily leaf beetles
Gardeners in central Wisconsin should be on the lookout for the lily leaf beetle and be ready to help prevent it from spreading around the state. Bright red in color, this invasive insect is turning up in Marathon and Portage counties.
Asphalt sealcoats
Spring is in the air, and with it the sharp odor of freshly sealed asphalt driveways and parking lots. Used to improve the appearance and prolong the life of asphalt pavement, some sealcoats can be as toxic as they smell.
Dane County Sweet Potato Project
Dane County has rich farmland, dedicated farmers and gardeners, and some of the best homegrown food in the country. But not everybody is able to enjoy the region's bounty.
Farm succession planning
It is springtime and many farmers are shifting gears from winter chores to planting. They have much work to do: developing a cropping plan, ordering seed and fertilizer, making sure equipment is in working order, and lining up enough help for the season.
Iron bacteria
As the groundwater education specialist for the Center for Watershed Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Kevin Masarik gets a lot of questions from Wisconsin residents about their well water and how to go about testing its safety. Here are answers to several specific questions.