Japanese Beetle

The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, is a significant pest of landscape trees and shrubs, vegetable and fruit crops, and turfgrass. This factsheet describes the lifecycle of this beetle along with management and control options.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bug is a non-native pest that feeds on awide range of plants. This insect is also a nusiance when it overwinters indoors. Learn about identification and management in this factsheet.

Wisconsin Bee Identification Guide

The Wisconsin Bee Identification Guide provides information about 13 of the most common bees found in Wisconsin. From the very small Sweat Bee, measuring in at 1/4″ long, to the big Bumble Bee, this guide helps identify many incredibly important pollinators!

Jumping Worms

Jumping worms are non-native worms that damage the soil structure causing poor plant growth. Learn how to identify and deal with Jumping Worms in this article.

Aphids

Aphids are soft-bodied, insects that feed on plant sap and subsequently excrete a sugary substance that can attract ants as well as support a saprophytic fungus called sooty mold. Learn about aphids found in home gardens in this factsheet.

Aphids, in-depth

Aphids are really fascinating insects, with bizarre lifestyles and eating habits Learn more about this large group of insects and how to manage them in the garden in this article…

Degree Day Calculation

Degree Days incorporate temperature and time to quantify the rate of plant and insect development. This useful tool helps predict events such as flowering, harvest, and pest outbreaks.

Phenology

Phenology is a branch of science that studies the life cycles of plants and animals with seasonal changes and weather. Learn more in this factsheet.

Garden Spiders

Creepy, crawly critters abound at Halloween and they’re also common in gardens year round. Spiders are good guys to gardeners, since they feed on other insects. There are just a few main groups of spiders that are commonly found in gardens. To learn more about these fascinating arthropods, read this article…

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