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2022 LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE

Date:  Tuesday, March1, 7:30 am – Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 4:30 pm

UW-Madison, Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, Fox Valley Chapter team up to provide the Landscape Professionals Conference March 1-2, 2022 in Kimberly WI.  This two-day conference is designed to enhance your professional landscape skills and appreciation for sustainable landscapes.  The program offers half day sessions the first day and three tracks of education the second day in landscaping, lawn care. and hardscape.  Please join us to learn the latest in research and industry developments, while networking with other horticultural professionals.  ISA Continuing Education Unit (CEU’s)  credits available.  Register by January 21, 2022 for the early bird pricing.  For more information please visit:  www.landscapeprofessionalsworkshop.com.

Location:  Liberty Hall, Kimberly, WI

Event Type:  In person Conference

Contact Name:  Kaitlin Bricco – 920-832-4764

Contact Email:  kbricco@wisc.edu

NEW VEGETABLE GARDENING SERIES ONLINE CLASSES

COMPOSTING TECHNIQUES IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

Date:  Monday, February 21, 2022

Time:  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Composting is a great way to dispose of leftover crop material and turn it into valuable organic matter that you can use later to improve the structure, water-holding capacity and nutrient content of you soil.  Basic composting theory, troubleshooting and several methods of composting will be covered.  (Speaker Mindy Habecker)

Cost:  $12 per class

Contact Name:  Lisa Johnson – 608-224-3715

Contact Email:  johnson.lisa@countyofdane.com

COVER CROPS FOR THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

Date:  Monday, February 28, 2022

Time:  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Cover crops bring extra nutrients to the soil, prevent erosion in winter and help control weeds.  Some also attract pollinators, which can help increase your crop yield.  Organic and Small Farmer Outreach Specialist, Claire Strader will talk about different types of cover crops to use in different situations, as well as when to plant and remove them.

Cost:  $12 per class

Contact Name:  Lisa Johnson – 608-224-3715

Contact Email:  johnson.lisa@countyofdane.com

WEED MANAGEMENT IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

Date:  Monday, March 7, 2022

Time:  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Learn how to identify various common weeds in the vegetable garden and use their life cycles and other techniques to mange them.  Cultural techniques will be stressed, but organic and traditional chemical control products will be briefly discussed as well.  (Speaker Lisa Johnson)

Cost:  12 per class

Contact Name:  Lisa Johnson – 608-244-3715

Contact Email:  johnson.lisa@countyofdane.com

INSECT PESTS IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN

Date:  Monday, March 4, 2022

Time:  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Dr. Russ Groves of UW-Madison Wisconsin Vegetable Crop Entomology (vegento.russell.wisc.edu) will review the life cycles of common insect pests on a variety of crops and give you techniques to combat them in the garden.  You will receive a number of electronic fact sheets on insects covered during the talk.

Cost:  $12 per class

Contact Name:  Lisa Johnson – 608-224-3715

Contact Email:  johnson.lisa@countyofdane.com

SEED SAVING AND HARVEST STORAGE OF VEGETABLES

Date :  Monday, March 21, 2022

Time:  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Learn how to successfully harvest and store seeds from a variety of crops.  Success is more likely with some crops, and less likely with others.  Learn which crops are easiest and more reliable for getting the results you want.  We will cover proper storage of seeds and seed viability testing.  (Speaker Lisa Johnson)

Cost:  $12 per class

Contact Name:  Lisa Johnson – 608-224-3715

Contact Email:  johnson.lisa@countyofdane.com

PLANNING FOR A FRUITFUL SEASON

PRUNING APPLE TREES TO MAXIMIZE HEALTHY FRUIT PRODUCTION

Date:  Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Time:  12:00 pm

Presented by:  Amaya Atucha, Associate Professor/Fruit Crop Specialist, UW-Madison

Description:  Late winter is an excellent time to prune your backyard apple trees and proper pruning helps your trees to produce high-quality apples!  Join us and learn about proper pruning techniques and how the structure of your apple tree supports healthy fruit production.

To register click on this link:   https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wMLlPz1oQKq8XLG3jDHu5w

IDENTIFICATION, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF MAJOR APPLE PESTS

Date:  Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Time:  12:00 pm

Presented by:  Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension

Description:  Be prepared to combat common pests on your backyard apple trees!  Join ujs to learn about the major insect and fungal pests that can cause damage to your apples and the timing of different management strategies to help you be successful this season!

Register here:  https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZBkUrubfSaSNpzsxcite5g

GROWING STRAWBERRIES IN CONTAINERS

Date:  Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Time:  12:00 pm

Presented by:  Darrin Kimbler, Agriculture Educator, UW-Madison Division of Extension Iron County

Description:  Did you know that you can grow your fresh strawberries in containers?  Join us to learn how!  We will talk about what you need to know to successfully grow strawberries in containers, including selecting the right variety, soil, watering and fertilizer and how to overwinter them.

Register here:  https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g_qXN1CrR5CYWTvjKTTGcQ

MANAGING YOUR YARD AND GARDEN DURING THE GROWING SEASON

BEST PRACTICES FOR WATERING YARDS AND GARDENS

DATE:  Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Time:  12:00 Noon

Presented by: Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension

Description:  Do you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to water your plants?  Join us to learn about the water requirements for most plants, how proper watering practices can prevent plant diseases, and different ways to conserve water for your yards and gardens.

Register here:  https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KbzSXasoSy2ExTBvW0UggQ

STRATEGIES FOR IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING INSECT PESTS

Date:  Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time:  12:00 pm

Presented by:  PJ Liesch, Assistant Faculty Association and Extension Entomologist, UW-Madison Department of Entomology

Description:  Even though insects can cause damage to our plants, no all of them are bad!!  Learn how to look for signs on insects, why identification is required to knpow if an insect is beneficial or a pest, and what you can do about it!!  We will also talk about different control methods and options.

Register here:  https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J6Pz-7cgS96BJ8_XokBiog

STRATEGIES FOR IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING PLANT DISEASES

Date:  Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Time:  12:00 Noon

Presented by:  Amanda Gevens, Chair, Professor and Integrated Extension Specialist, UW-Madison Plant Pathology Department

Description:  Plants can be affected by fungus, bacteria, viruses and other factors.  Join us to learn about how to look for symptoms of plant disease and what you can do.  We will also talk about different control methods and options.

Register here:  https://uwmadison.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n4GtNtfCTEeMPTcrLZVyAQ

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