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  • Visitors must follow all required health and safety measures. 
  • It is still recommended to call offices before visiting.  Thank you.

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Extension Door County
University of Wisconsin-Madison
County Government Center
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Phone: 920-746-2260 (individual e-mail addresses can be found in the directory)
Office Hours:  M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm

DIVISION OF EXTENSION – UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON


PARS BACKYARD APPLE SCHOOL    flyer

  • Thursday, July 14, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Peninsular Ag. Research Station
  • 4312 WI-42, Sturgeon Bay
  • Register at 920-743-5406

Mark your calendar for these future Backyard Apple School programs …

  • August 25:  Pests
  • September 22:  Fruit

 


SOIL SAMPLING – HOMEOWNERS

One of the first steps to having a successful lawn or garden is having your soil tested. A soil test provides more information about the nutrient status of your soil, pH level, organic matter content and texture. The test report also suggests various soil management practices to improve the fertility of the soil for a given crop. 

Follow these steps to properly submit your soil sample:

 


THE LEARNING STORE – Publications


“Home Owner’s Guide to Pesticide Safety”

 


PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION

Intended for persons requiring certification or re-certification in order to apply restricted-use pesticides.  A private applicator is a person applying pesticides to produce an agricultural product (including forestry, nursery or greenhouse) on land owned or rented by the person or the person’s employer. Required for private applicators who apply restricted use pesticides. Examples of private applicators include a farmer applying pesticides to his crops on his owned or rented land or an employee of that farmer doing the same; greenhouse or nursery workers making pesticide applications on the land or in the greenhouses of their employer.

Manuals may be purchased online at the UW PAT Store:  https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/default.asp   Under Private Applicator, select “General Farming 100/101”.  The Door County office is out of manuals.

 


Pesticide Applicator Training Options:

  • COMPUTER TRAINING COURSE (approx. 4-hour training): Purchase a manual from the Door County Office or the UW PAT store. https://patstore.wisc.edu/secure/default.asp  … under Private Applicator, select “General Farming 100/101”. Participants only need a 50% passing grade.  This training is free of charge for those that have purchased the PAT manual from either the UW PAT store or from the Door County Extension office. (Please note: this is for online training only, it does not include the exam. Please contact the Extension office to schedule an exam time after attending the on-line training. You will need to print your Completion Receipt and bring it to your exam.) NOTE:  You will have 7 days from the start of this training course to complete the training once you start. 
  • SELF-STUDY: Purchase a manual on-line at the UW PAT Store.  Each person being trained must purchase a manual.  You then study the manual; when you are ready, contact the Extension office to schedule a date and time to take the test. You must get a 70% passing grade with this option.  The Door County office is out of manuals.

Remember … After completing the on-line training or self-study, you must TEST IN-PERSON at the Door County Extension office. You must call ahead to schedule a time to take the test!  With a passing grade, you will receive a 5-year certification.

What to bring on test day:

  • Wisconsin requires that any person taking a certification exam must provide positive identification (a driver’s license) and know their social security number.  Other acceptable forms of ID are: a photo ID, a Birth Certificate plus another form of ID, and your Social Security Number.
  • Your manual (8th edition) with the registration form in the front of the book (will be collected on the day of your test). If you have a “Completion Receipt” from the on-line training, bring that, also.
  • A pocket calculator for the exam, if you think you will need one. Cell phones are not allowed during testing!
  • If you have questions, please call the Extension Door County office at 920-746-2260.

 


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This site can help you learn about becoming a Master Gardener, find information about horticultural topics, and connect to the statewide network of Master Gardener associations.

 

Learn more about:
Master Gardener Program in Wisconsin
Door County Master Gardeners
Door County Seed Library
The Garden DoorOpen every day dawn to dusk … Self-guided tours (Free)

 


PENINSULAR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION Website

Phone:  920-743-5406

 


Door County Quality Market Animal Sale