What’s in your soil? or Manure? or Forage? Don’t guess, get a test done. This website has instructions on taking samples, sending your sample off and the fees for each item.
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.
Feast By The Bay
Looking for information on where to find local produce, which businesses remain open, or how to access community food resources during these uncertain times? Check out the Feast By The Bay website for information and local listings!
Pesticide Applicator Training Information
- Pesticide certification and licensing information
- 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:
- Information on manuals, training, and the different categories.
- 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 sensitiveUsername: RFL206Password: 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 Information
- Sept. 2005 version of How-to-Comply manual (pdf)
Cooperative Extension Publications
To view state wide publications please visit The Learning Store
A range of research projects have been conducted to provide data and information that will hopefully help you with your farm businesses. Research is an important part of successful agriculture and we thank the many cooperators that helped with these research projects. The following Research Bulletins are available for viewing and download:
Field to Fork Virtual CSA Fair
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