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Biggest Weed contest winners announced

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Despite the cool summer, plenty of weeds were entered in the ‘Biggest Weed’ contest sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison Weed Experts at the recent Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.

Soil Sampling Season (on Wisconsin Farms) Is Just Around the Corner

Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland according to Kim Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension’s Nutrient & Pest Management (NPM) Program.

Poll: More boaters taking steps to prevent aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Wisconsin boaters and anglers report complying more often with steps aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in 2013 than they did in 2009, according to a new statewide survey conducted by researchers at the UW-Madison and UW-Extension in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Seize the morning with breakfast!

Fri, 15 Aug 2014

Research shows that breakfast is an integral component of academic success. “There are consistent benefits of eating breakfast every day,” says Amy Korth, family living program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “The evidence indicates that children who eat breakfast succeed academically and have fewer behavior and discipline problems.”

Simple food safety tips for packing school lunches

Fri, 15 Aug 2014

Keep food safety in mind as you prepare your child’s school lunch, says Barbara Ingham, University of Wisconsin-Extension food science specialist. Ingham has some recommendations for packing a safe lunch.

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