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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.

Perennial Weed Management and Burndown

Mark Renz, Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison, introduces simple ways to improve the control of weeds using a burndown herbicide treatment. Burndown treatments help to prevent competition between weeds and crops as they are emerge and get established in the spring.

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Crop Rotation and Alfalfa

Jared Goplen, Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota, explores options to control weeds that no longer respond to herbicides. Goplen reports on the results of a weed degradation study based on a cycle of planting corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa in varying combinations over a three year period.

Making Literature Come Alive For Children

Rob Reid, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education Studies at UW-Eau Claire, models storytelling techniques designed to engage children in the story you are reading to them. Reid shares his list of favorite read out loud books.

How to Attract Wildlife in Your Woods

Bill Klase, Natural Resources Educator at UW-Extension, identifies four requirements necessary for creating an animal friendly woodland. Klase focuses on space, water, food and shelter and explains how to manage your woods to maximize the potential for attracting wildlife.

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