Horticulture


HORTICULTURE HELPDESK 

Extension Brown County Horticulture Staff can help you with questions concerning lawn care, insect and disease diagnosis, gardening, trees, shrubs, and plant and insect identification.
Please use one of the following ways to submit a question:
  • Email. Submit your question with up to 2 pictures to horticulturehelp@browncountywi.gov. Images are necessary to provide an accurate diagnosis.
  • Phone. Call 920-391-4615 and leave a voicemail. Staff will return your call as soon as possible.
  • In-Person. Visit the Brown County STEM Innovation Center, Room #113 between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and leave your sample with the receptionist. Horticulture staff will be in touch via phone or email regarding your sample. If you prefer contactless sample drop-off, there is a table provided just outside the Extension office. Please complete a form and leave it with the sample in the bin provided.

Horticulture Resources   

Visit the Extension Horticulture Website for all your gardening information needs.  Get answers to your gardening questions using the online form.  Photos are encouraged!

  • Hundreds of articles listed by topic and season
  • Special events, free webinars, Extension events calendar
  • Find Extension gardening articles by searching for topics

 


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:

 


From the UW-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic

  • Decontaminating Your Way to Healthier Plants     read more …

  • Tis the Season – A Tree Pruning Redux   read more …

  • Optimizing Your Diagnosis at the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic  read more …

  • Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic Services for 2022  read more …


Fruit Crop Pest Reports
 (from the Peninsula Ag. Research Station)

 


“Home Owner’s Guide to Pesticide Safety”


Topics:


 

GARDEN FERTILIZER CALCULATOR  Spreadsheet

 


WISCONSIN FRUIT – UW FRUIT PROGRAM
All the fruit information you’d ever want to know!  —  University of Wisconsin Fruit Website

Wisconsin Horticulture


European Chafer


Emerald Ash Borer


Past Presentations:


Publications — Search The Learning Store


RELATED HORTICULTURE LINKS OF INTEREST



If you have any questions regarding Horticulture in Door County, please contact:

UW-Madison Division of Extension Door County
County Government Center
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-746-2260

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