Agriculture

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.

Growing Grapes, Brambles & Vine Fruits in Wisconsin

Rebecca Harbut, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison, travels through the history of fruit in Wisconsin; how it shapes the culture and the characteristics of fruit production in the state.

Creating an Edible Landscape

Samantha Peckham, Horticulturist, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, explains how to transform your existing landscape into a place where herbs, fruit and vegetables thrive among existing perennials, trees and shrubs.

Strategic Planning in the College of Agriculture

Kathryn VandenBosch, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences , UW-Madison, looks at the university’s land and water resources and their relationship as resources for food, fuel and fiber.

Annual Grasses for the Garden and Container

Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, discusses a wide range of choices of showy, annual grasses that you can add to your garden or container garden.

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.

The Phosphate Crisis in Agriculture

Patrick McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UW-Madison, discusses his concerns about the dwindling supply of phosphorus, one of the key nutrients for growing green plants.

Brewing a Better Barley

Mark Schmitt, Chemist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, introduces how malting varieties are developed and offers an overview of what happens in the malting quality lab to provide the malting barley breeders with information they can use to select quality varieties of barley. Schmitt also discusses results of recent research projects at the lab.

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