First quarterly Extension Agriculture newsletter for Chequamegon Bay area farmers and gardeners:
Farmers and agribusiness owners in Ashland and Bayfield County, WI provide internship opportunities, and UW-Madison Division of Extension in partnership with Northland College, organizes farm tours and training sessions depending on intern interests. Successful applicants are required to complete their farm internship and attend the various training sessions. College credit may be available through campus-specific programs.
Ag Research Bulletins Now Available
- Low-Cost Mound-Layering Propagation of Hazelnuts
- A Winter Rye Cropping System for Farmers in Northern Wisconsin
- Nitrogen Fertilization of Corn Silage in Ashland County, WI
- Using Pheromone Disruption to Control Codling Moth In Bayfield Apple Orchards
- Bayfield Fruit Trials
- Perfecting the Day-Range Pastured Poultry System
RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST
- Soil and Plant Analysis Lab
- University of Wisconsin Garden Facts
- Forestry Extension Resources
- Center for Dairy Profitability
- Integrated Pest & Crop Management
- Small Farm Resources
- The Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
- The UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic (PDDC) provides assistance in identifying plant diseases and provides educational information on plant diseases and their control.
- Insect Diagnostic Lab
- The Insect Diagnostic Lab was established to identify insects and insect damaged plant material from around the state. Primary service is to the county extension office and commercial concerns. The lab processes between 1,500-2,300 samples per year.
Look at this!
Featured publication: Soil Compaction: Causes, Concerns, and Cures (A3367)
Soil compaction caused by working wet fields can cut crop yields for years to come. Soil scientists Dick Wolkowski and Birl Lowery show the impact on plant growth and yield, offer details on diagnosis, and suggest ways to minimize or avoid the problem as well as how to correct compacted soils. Order copies or view the PDF at the Learning Store.
Related resources for Extension faculty and staff only: Life in the Soil (#18014) To understand the rationale for sustainable agriculture, one must grasp the critical importance of soil. This video depicts in vivid color what life is like in the soil at the microscopic level. It is a living, fragile medium that must be protected and nurtured to ensure its long-term productivity and stability. VHS VIDEO (30:00).
- Available to order from the Cooperative Extension Media Collection.
Cooperative Extension Publications — The Learning Store
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Agriculture News and Announcements from Around the State
If you have any questions regarding Agriculture in Ashland County, please contact:
Ashland and Bayfield County Agriculture Agent
Bayfield County Courthouse
117 East 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: 715-373-6104 ext 253