Philipp Simon, Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison, explores the genetics and biochemistry that drive the culinary and nutritive factors in carrots and garlic. Simon discusses ways that terpenoids and sugars flavor and protect these two leading root crops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.