Powdery mildew is a disease that occurs on the above-ground parts of many deciduous trees and shrubs, as well as herbaceous ornamental plants, indoor houseplants, and many agricultural crops. Learn more in this factsheet.
There are many species of scales and they are difficult to control because of their protective covering. Learn to identify and manage scales in this factsheet.
Springtime weather injury can cause misleading symptoms on foliage. This fact sheet describes symptoms and steps to minimize the likelihood of injury.
White blobs of bubbles on plants are created by the insects called spittlebugs, and their foam helps protect them. To find out more about these creatures, read this article…
A well-maintained lawn is an important asset for the homeowner, the community, and the environment, and fertilization is a vital element of a lawn management program. Learn more here.
This factsheet provides information on some of the most ornamental, disease resistant crabapples available for landscaping in Wisconsin.
Anthracnose is the name of several common fungal diseases that affect the foliage of woody ornamentals in Wisconsin. This factsheet describes symptoms and management.
Learn to recognize and prevent plant damage caused by deicing salts. Learn about alternatives to rock salt and which plants are salt-tolerant.
Successfully growing apricots, cherries, peaches and plums in Wisconsin requires time, space and expertise. Find out how to grow these fruits, from planting through harvest, in this publication.
Edema is a physiological disorder that affects houseplants, greenhouse plants, and other plants sheltered under plastic. Learn about these fluid-filled “blisters” on leaves in this factsheet.
Learn how to calibrate your spreader to apply the right amount of lime or fertilizer to your lawn or garden.
Large swollen dark-colored growths on plum and cherry trees are caused by a fungal pathogen that causes the disease known as black knot. To learn more about this disease and how to manage it, read this article.