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Vijai Pandian is a horticultural agent and educator for the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension
Articles by Vijai Pandian
Making The Most Of Wisconsin's Autumn Garden Harvest
Sept. 8, 2017 | 11:40 a.m.
Most summer vegetable crops reach their peak of maturity by early autumn, and it's critical to harvest at the right time to ensure high quality produce.
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.
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.
Series: Managing Japanese Beetles
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
5 Poisonous Plants To Avoid In Wisconsin
July 13, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.
Summer is a great time to explore Wisconsin's abundant outdoors, but camping, biking or hiking can lead to encounters with poisonous plants that cause skin irritation and injuries when touched.
How To Keep A Drenched Garden From Drowning
July 7, 2017 | 2:15 p.m.
Rain is a welcome treat for many plants, but too much can cause plenty of problems in the garden.
Many Landscape Plants Can Put Dogs In Danger
June 23, 2017 | 1:50 p.m.
A dog's innocent curiosity and insatiable appetite can lead to trouble, particularly in outdoor settings if they happen to chew or ingest any parts of a plant that can be dangerous.
Series: Civic Science In Wisconsin
7 Actions To Help Insect Pollinators Help People
June 9, 2017 | 1 p.m.
There are many steps an individual can take in backyards and around communities that can help revive pollinating insect populations, including conservation and promotion of healthy habitats.
Series: Growing Container Gardens
How To Get A Good Start With Container Gardening
March 24, 2017 | 11:20 a.m.
Traditional gardens require ample space, appropriate sunlight and an ongoing time commitment, but container gardening offers an alternative way to grow fresh fruits and vegetables with more limited resources.
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