Horticulture is often defined as the art and science of growing plants – flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and more!  Research shows an intimate connection between people and plants – fresh fruits and vegetables feed and nourish our bodies, trees shade and cool the places we live, flowers brighten our landscapes, and as research shows, our spirits too.

There is another side to horticulture as well.  Invasive pests destroy our natural resources at a large financial and environmental cost.  Additionally, the misuse and misunderstanding of pesticides causes pollution and health risks.  Popular press and media blur fact and fiction pertaining to these subjects, causing confusion and making matters worse.

As the demand for horticultural products increase, Division of Extension programs aid in finding the appropriate, most cost effective and environmentally sound solutions that are best for the individual.

  • These engaging and free online programs are 20 minutes each, followed by Q&A. Registration is required for each program…. attend only one or all three! This series is open to the public. All programs in this series will be recorded. Go to https://bit.ly/3VWHZ7e to find out more and to register! Growing Garlic in Wisconsin Date/Time: August […]
  • Visit the UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Program’s Wisconsin Celebrates Pollinator Week website: https://bit.ly/3Ni0ot0 Pollinators in Wisconsin and around the world are facing population declines for many reasons. You can help pollinators by getting involved in Wisconsin Celebrates Pollinator Week!  By creating pollinator friendly habitats, reducing or eliminating environmental contamination from pesticides, and spreading the word about pollinators, […]
  • Wednesday, June 21 6:30 p.m. Finding a balance in producing an attractive and functional lawn while minimizing contamination of nearby lakes can be difficult. In this seminar we will discuss strategies such as species selection, fertility application, and pest management that will allow you to enjoy your lawn while preserving the beauty of the nearby […]
  • Are you getting ready for another season of caring for your lawn, landscape, and garden plants? The pests are getting ready, too! Join UW-Madison Extension Horticulture for this FREE Insect Update and Outlook webinar to kick-off the 2023 growing season. Extension Entomologist, Dr. PJ Liesch, will provide an overview of the UW Insect Diagnostic Lab, […]
  • Join us for the next set of FREE webinars to learn about The Good, the Bad and the Earthy! These engaging webinars are each followed by Q&A. Registration is required for each webinar…. attend only one or all three! This series is open to the public. All webinars will be recorded. Go to https://bit.ly/3J2Bbk6 to […]
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