Agriculture

AGRICULTURE

Dairy Cattle Dehorning Practices

Zen Miller, the Dairy Livestock Agent for UW-Extension in Outagamie County, and Bethany Marcks, a student at UW-River Falls, discuss the results of their work to inform farmers of the choices for ridding calves of their the horns. This process is known as dehorning or disbudding.

Spread of Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Illinois

Aaron Hager, an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, delves into the reasons that so many weeds are no longer responding to herbicides. Hager focuses on this issue in weeds around the world and in weed that are indigenous to Illinois.

Wisconsin Herbicide Resistance Update

Devin Hammer, a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison, explores the progression over the last five years of plants that no longer respond to herbicides. Hammer explains how to identify pigweed and other herbicide resistant species and discusses current research.

Understanding On-Farm Food Safety

Erin Silva, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison, discusses food borne illnesses and introduces good food safety practices for the farmers. Silva offers training and support to growers through UW-Extension programs.

Silvopasture: Moving Beyond Cows in the Woods

Diane Mayerfeld, Outreach Specialist, Sustainable Agriculture, UW- Extension; Vance Haugen, Agriculture Agent/Educator, UW-Extension; Randy Mell, Natural Resources Educator, UW-Extension; Otto Wiegand, Agriculture Agent, UW-Extension; and Mark Rickenbach, Chair, Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison, discuss the integrated management of trees, livestock and forage.

Pest Management in Specialty Crops

Russ Groves, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, UW-Madison, explores the importance of specialty crops in Wisconsin and focuses on learning to control insects and mites. Groves discusses the consequences pest control can have on groundwater and the crop production environment.

Challenges of Cold-Weather Wine Production

Nick Smith, Enologist & Outreach Specialist, UW-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explains the challenges of producing wine in a cold-weather climate. Smith explores the differences in color, acidity and flavor when dealing with cold hardy grapes.

GMO Crops in the Midwest

Joe Lauer, Professor, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison and UW-Extension, talks about transgenic corn and soy crops, the quick adoption of the plants by farmers over the past 20 years and consumers reluctance to purchase them.

Brighten Your Indoor Space with Living Plants

Patti Nagai, Horticulture Educator, Racine County, UW-Extension, discusses the selection, care and placement of indoor plants. Nagai explains how to care for indoor plants to keep them healthy and disease free.

The Future of Allen Centennial Gardens

Ben Futa, Director, Allen Centennial Gardens, UW-Madison, explores the history and benefits of public gardens throughout the world and shares his vision for the Allen Centennial Gardens, located on the UW-Madison campus.

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