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How To Deal With The Tiny, Itch-Inducing Bird Mite
Aug. 18, 2017 | 12:10 p.m.
Bird mites would top a list of regularly misunderstood pests.
What To Do When Wasps Get Too Close For Comfort
Aug. 11, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Despite their valuable roles in the ecosystem, wasps have a scary reputation among many people for their stinging ability.
Catching Ecosystems At A Tipping Point
Aug. 7, 2017 | 10:20 a.m.
It's not always easy to anticipate a drastic change in an ecosystem.
A Wet Year Threatens Wisconsin Tomatoes With Destructive Disease
Aug. 4, 2017 | 3:10 p.m.
As gardeners around Wisconsin eagerly anticipate the tomato harvest, the state's first confirmed report of late blight in 2017 is bringing disappointment to some growers in Waukesha County.
How To Shield Urban Trees From Seasonal Stress
July 28, 2017 | 3:15 p.m.
There is a limit to any tree's tolerance, and they can exhibit signs of decline in response to consecutive years of stresses.
Blueberry Maggot Fly Poised To Expand In Wisconsin
Janet van Zoeren
July 26, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
The blueberry maggot fly was first detected in Wisconsin during the summer of 2016, and the species is now considered established in the state. It is expected to have a significant effect on the blueberry industry in Wisconsin.
Why Wisconsin Goes To The Effort Of Monitoring Beach Quality
July 25, 2017 | 1:20 p.m.
The fact that Wisconsin's beaches are usable for only a few months out of the year only increases the urgency of enjoying them — and thoughtfully maintaining their condition.
Fairs Are More Than Funnel Cakes And Stomach Aches
July 24, 2017 | 3:15 p.m.
The signs are hard to miss, from semi-trucks on the highway hauling amusement rides to the smell of cream puffs in the air. Yes, it's fair season in Wisconsin.
5 Common Questions About Managing Japanese Beetles
July 21, 2017 | 9:25 a.m.
The Japanese beetle population in Wisconsin typically peaks in mid-summer. This invasive insect is a defoliating species that devours multiple landscape and garden plants
'Wicked Problems' Arise When People Misunderstand Water Issues
July 20, 2017 | 8 a.m.
Water is a high profile issue in just about any community in Wisconsin. It's likewise a growing challenge across the United States and around the world.
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