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Travel to Costa Rica in 2015

Now that the weather has turned a bit cooler are you starting to think about your winter travel plans? How about an educational adventure in the tropics! Leave cold, snowy Wisconsin behind Jan 29-Feb 7 and join Susan Mahr, WI MG Program Coordinator, in Costa Rica to learn about warm-weather plants, nature and tropical ecosystems.  The registration deadline is only 7 weeks away – November 3.

To read more about the details of this fantastic trip, download the Costa Rica 2015 Registration Brochure.

Questions? Contact Susan Mahr at (608) 265-4504.


Using Manure in the Home Garden

Gardeners are always encouraged to incorporate organic matter into their soil. Manures are one good source that can also be used as a fertilizer. But the way that manure is treated and the animal it came from makes a big difference in fertility and how it should be used. To learn more about using manure in the home garden, read this article...

Cucumber Beetles

In late summer and fall, cucumber beetles – and similar corn rootworms – are common visitors to squash and cucumber flowers. They are not pollinators, but actually eat the petals, and sometimes the plant foliage. The cucumber beetles are important pests because they also can tramsit diseases. To learn more about all of these beetles, read this article...

False Solomon’s Seal, Maianthemum racemosum

Solomon’s seals are great native woodland plants to add to any shade garden. False Solomon’s seal looks very similar to the “true” Solomon’s seal, but the two are easily distinguished by the shape and location of the flowers and berries. Learn more about Maianthemum racemosum (false Solomon's seal)  in this article...

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