Adult Program

Suburban Homesteading-Vegetable Garden Pests: Approaches, ID & Control

Now that your garden is planted and growing, different garden pests may become a problem.  Come learn about how to incorporate IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and organic strategies and methods in the management of your garden.  In addition, you will learn how to identify and control some of the most common pests and diseases in vegetable gardens.  Kimberly Miller, Horticulture Educator at the Winnebago County UW-Extension and Winnebago County Master Gardener Jan Wetterau-Houge will present.

Date of Event: 
Jun 2 2014 - 6:30pm

Suburban Homesteading-Emerald Ash Borer is Here, Now What?

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive wood boring pest that is native to Asia.  Since its discovery in the U.S. in 2002, it has killed untold millions of ash trees in managed and natural landscapes across North America.  EAB was discovered in Wisconsin in 2008 and in Winnebago County in 2013.  As EAB spreads, it has devastating economic and environmental impacts to our communities.  A key to slowing EAB spread is early detection, rapid response, and not moving infested material.  Are you wondering why should I care?  Where is it located?  How does it spread? What can I do?  If so, then this presentation is for you.  Some topics that will be covered include how to identify an ash tree and EAB, available treatment options and how EAB will affect your community as a whole.

Date of Event: 
Feb 10 2014 - 6:30pm

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