• Visit the Extension Office and review the bulletins, fact sheets, and other printed resources.
  • Visit area landscape and garden centers and other businesses.
  • Use the Related Horticulture Links below to find more information…

Contact Jason Fischbach or Sarah DeGraff (715-373-6104) if you have any questions concerning:

  • Grain Crop Production
  • Pasture Management
  • Forest Management
  • Beef Herd Management
  • Gardening
  • Vegetable Production
  • Home Horticulture
  • Pesticide Use and Training
  • Nutrient and Manure Management
  • Beginning Farming
  • Forage Management and Quality
  • Rotational Grazing
  • Dairy Herd Management
  • Sheep, Poultry, Swine Production
  • Commercial Fruit Production
  • Flower Production
  • New Crop Development
  • Soil Testing
  • Farm Financial Management


Master ComposterMasterComposterSM

The Master Composter program is a train-the-trainer program that aims to build the capacity of composters to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for composting with others. In order to become a certified Master Composter trainees must attend the one-day workshop and complete three outreach activities.

The composters who participate in the program will gain a more thorough understanding of the composting process as well as common uses for compost. The program also provides an introduction to vermicomposting and techniques to reduce the amount of waste generated. Most importantly Master Composter trainees will learn strategies that will enable them to share their knowledge and interest in composting with others.

 Master Composter Presentation – Making and Using Compost in Your Backyard


 Pesticide Applicator Training Information:

WDATCP Websites, PACS, and Contact Information:

WDATCP Homepage

  • Pesticide certification and licensing information

Pesticide Database

  • Find pesticide products registered for use in WI
  • Locate WI licensed dealers and licensed application businesses
  • Find WI certified applicators (by name, by county, by category)

Pesticide Applicator Certification System (PACS) – (608) 224-4560

PACS is an automated phone system to assist applicators. You may also access the information online.

  • Exam score (first-time certifying applicators will need their score sheet number)
  • Certification expiration date
  • Categories currently certified in

PAT Websites and Contact Information:

PAT Homepage

  • Information on manuals, training, and the different categories.

PAT Storefront

  • Commercial applicators may order training manuals, videos, register for sessions
  • Private applicators may order the Fruit Crops and Greenhouse & Nursery manuals, and the subcategory manuals (General Farming manual only from Extension office)

Pesticide Labels/MSDS Websites

  • Click on Ag/Crop to view/print agricultural and crop protection labels and MSDS
  • Click on T & O/NonCrop to view/print turf, ornamental, and non crop labels and MSDS
  • From the CDMS homepage, click on ChemSearch, a subscription-based service purchased by PAT for agents’ use. Username and password are case sensitive
    Username: RFL206
    Password: PAT2005a
  • Label search for product type, crop, or pest
  • Condenses full labels to 1-2 pages of summaries
  • Compare 2 products side-by-side
  • Find WPS, DPT, SARA information

WPS Website

  • WPS Information
  • Sept. 2005 version of How-to-Comply manual (pdf)


Horticulture Links of Interest