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.
Scorch, or the browning of leaf edges, affects a wide range of deciduous and evergreen plants throughout Wisconsin. This factsheet will help you identify causes of scorch.
Oak wilt can be lethal, especially to oaks in red oak group. Learn about this disease of oaks, the life cycle and management options.
Bees and other pollinators provide invaluable ecological and economic services. Learn the current best practices for protecting pollinators and improving their habitats in this handy fact sheet.
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.
Common vegetable insects can be monitored using degree days or indicator plants. This factsheet provides degree day information for many common vegetable garden pests.
Spiders are good guys to gardeners, since they feed on other insects. There are a few main groups that are commonly found in gardens. To learn more about these fascinating arthropods, read this article…
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.