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Strong Women, Strong Bones

Angela Flickinger, Family Living Educator at UW-Extension Rock County, introduces a StrongWoman™ training program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and Rebecca Seguin of Tufts University. Flickinger leads the participants in strength training exercises designed to maintain fitness and to increase both strength and bone density.

Pest Management in Apple Orchards

Christelle Guédot, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at UW-Madison, discusses the biology of apple maggots and introduces ways to control them. Guédot also provides an overview of the brown marmorated stink bug.

The Roots of the Real Christmas Tree

Neil Prendergast, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and International Studies at UW-Stevens Point, chronicles the use of live Christmas trees as Christmas decorations in the United States. Prendergast highlights environmental concerns in the late 19th century which stemmed from the cutting of the trees.

Community Food Access Through Farmers Markets

University of Wisconsin Extension experts in horticulture and nutrition education join to discuss how to address the nutritional needs of the community through farmers markets. The panel provides information about the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program which enables vendors to accept FoodShare and Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) payments.

Promote Health and Prevent Obesity

University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living, 4-H, Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program and the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network specialists report on their work to provide nutritional information to families and youth and to encourage increased activity levels.

Managing Corn Disease in Wisconsin

Damon Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at UW-Madison, focuses on Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Goss’s Wilt, two major diseases that have been affecting field corn over the past several growing seasons.

Heart & Soul: A Roadmap to a Thriving Community

Gabrielle Ratté Smith, Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships at the Orton Family Foundation, shares stories of three communities that have been transformed and are flourishing by intentionally focusing on community involvement.

Fungicides and Fungicide Resistance

Daren Mueller, Assistant Professor in Integrated Pest Management at Iowa State University, discusses the increased use of fungicides in field crops and the resulting fungicide resistance.

2015 Wisconsin Plant Disease Update

Anette Phibbs, Plant Pathologist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, discusses the results of a survey focusing on new and exotic pathogens that are infecting soybeans, corn, and fir trees.

Management of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome

Daren Mueller, Assistant Professor in Integrated Pest Management at Iowa State University, identifies the phases of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome and offers options, such as treating seeds, to minimize the disease.

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