Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A3639 Apricot, cherry, peach, and plum trees produce some of the tastiest fruit available. But successfully growing them in Wisconsin requires time, space, and expertise. Find out how to care for the trees and fruit, from planting through harvest. Download Article
A great how-to book for backyard apple growers. Covers everything from planting tips to pruning to disease and insect management strategies.
Brian R. Smith, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus, Teryl R. Roper Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A1610 A variety of raspberries—black, purple, and yellow as well as red—can thrive throughout Wisconsin. Describes how to select and raise them, and how to protect them from diseases and pests. Download Article
Brian R. Smith, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus, Teryl R. Roper Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A1597 Strawberries are the most widely grown small fruit crop in Wisconsin. Learn about the growth and fruiting habits of strawberries and how to raise and harvest them successfully. Download Article
Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A1960 Currants, elderberries, and gooseberries are all native to Wisconsin woodlands, fence rows, and fields, often harvested from the wild and are prized for making jams, jellies, pies, and juice. These crops are generally hardy enough to be grown in all areas […]
Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A1656 This award-winning manual offers detailed instructions on how to successfully grow grapes in Wisconsin. Covers selecting the best cultivars for your growing conditions, illustrates a variety of trellis designs and proper pruning techniques, and suggests ways to limit or prevent damage […]
Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A2072 Pears are among the easiest tree fruits to grow. This 28-page publication covers everything you need to know for successful fruit production: rootstock selection and planting tips, fertilization and tree care, harvest, and storage. Includes detailed information on managing disease and […]
Author(s): T.R. Roper Want a bumper crop of berries this year? Learn to determine your lime, organic matter, and fertilizer needs for raspberries, blueberries, grapes, currants, and gooseberries (4 pages). Download Article
Starting your garden from seeds might be easier than you think. Check out this article to get practical tips on starting your plants from seeds.
This publication can help you identify some of the most common lawn problems you may encounter, and how to manage them.
Authors: PJ Liesch, Annie Deutsch, and Christelle Guédot, UW-Madison Division of Extension Last Revised: 11/13/2019 X-number: XHT1098 Managing fruit crop insect pests can be very challenging. Pest control involving multiple approaches (referred to as “integrated pest management”) is generally the most effective and safest strategy. Before taking any management action, make sure to correctly identify any insect pest. […]
The blueberry is a wonderful fruit rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and vitamin E. Due to its popularity, there is a growing interest among gardeners to plant blueberries in backyard gardens.