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Growing Blueberries in Containers

Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension Brown County, presents a simple technique to grow blueberries in soilless containers. Because the high alkaline content of Wisconsin soil makes growing blueberries difficult, Pandian recommends a recipe for a soil media with an acid fertilizer for successful blueberry growth in containers.

The Fortepiano: From Enlightenment to Romanticism

Trevor Stephenson, Director, Madison Bach Musicians, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland for an in-studio performance and lecture which was originally broadcast live on “Midday,” a classical music program on Wisconsin Public Radio. Stephenson explores the history of the fortepiano and explains how the instrument creates its unique sound.

Sinkholes

David Hart, hydrogeologist and geophysicist for the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, explores Wisconsin’s relatively small sinkholes; how they form, why they occur and how to deal with them.

Dealing With Drought: Repair and Prevention

Doug Soldat, Assistant Professor, UW-Extension, Madison, discusses strategies to minimize drought damage on lawns and explains the current techniques for repairing drought-damaged areas.

Square Foot Gardening

Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension, Dane County, explains the theory behind square foot gardening and how to create your own garden. Johnson discusses what to plant, what materials to use to build raised beds, and how to reap the highest yield per square foot.

Your Lawn: Organic, Conventional, or In-Between

Sharon Morrisey, Horticulture Agent, UW-Extension, Milwaukee County, discusses a wide spectrum of choices for lawn maintenance. Morrisey introduces options--whether you prefer low maintenance, high maintenance, organic or synthetic.

Gardening With Native Plants in the Northwoods

Patrick Goggin, Lake Specialist, UW-Extension Lakes Program, shares his knowledge of how to choose appropriate plants, how to maintain them and offers propagation tips for gardening in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

New Trends in Plant Disease Diagnosis Across Wisconsin

Brian Hudelson, outreach specialist in Plant Pathology at the UW-Extension, talks about common (and bizarre) plant problems that arrive daily at the UW-Madison/Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic. The Clinic serves farmers, greenhouse owners, gardeners and homeowners from all over Wisconsin and helps track the ebb and flow of plant diseases across the state.

9XM Talking - Ep. 288

Randall Davidson, Author

After working for Wisconsin Public Radio for 18 years, Randall Davidson explains the history of WHA through his experiences and library research.

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