- Rhizosphaera Needlecast more information …
- Jumping Worms
- Winter burn on trees and shrubs: click here
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:
- Call the Extension office 920-746-2260 and a “kit” will be mailed to you.
- Follow the directions to properly sample your soil. A total of 1-2 cups of soil is required for testing.
- Cost per sample depends on which test(s) you want the lab to perform, plus $5.00 postage. LAWN AND GARDEN SOIL SAMPLING INSTRUCTIONS Lawn-Garden Soil Submission Form
- Mail your sample to the AgSource/VAS lab. The lab will send you an invoice for payment, plus $5.00 postage on invoice.
- Lawn & Garden Nutrient Guide
GARDEN FERTILIZER CALCULATOR Spreadsheet
WISCONSIN FRUIT – UW FRUIT PROGRAM
All the fruit information you’d ever want to know! — University of Wisconsin Fruit Website
- European Chafer – Door County
- Controlling European Chafer in Summer Months
- A4141 European Chafer
- Michigan State University: Grub Control
Emerald Ash Borer
- The Honey Bee’s Needs: Nectar and Pollen (PDF)
- Gardening in Small Spaces (PDF)
- Garden Pests and Beneficial Natural Enemies (PDF)
Publications — Search The Learning Store
- “Garden Fertilization” – A2304 — This publication discussed how to use soil test results and how to apply the recommended fertilizer to your garden for best flower and vegetable production.
- A3823 – Storing Fruit and Vegetables from the Home Garden — When stored and handled properly, fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden can add special appeal to meals long after harvest.
- A2727 – Harvesting Vegetables from the Home Garden — To ensure high quality, nutritious vegetables from your garden and to prevent waste, proper harvesting at the right stage of growth is essential.
RELATED HORTICULTURE LINKS OF INTEREST
- Wisconsin Master Gardener Program
- UW – Department of Entomology Insect Diagnostic Lab
- UW Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
- UW Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic Facebook Page
- UW – Extension Horticultural Publications
- UW – The Wisconsin Gardener – Public TV
- UW – Urban Horticulture
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- University of Connecticut Plant Database
- USDA Plants Database
- Weed Science Society of America
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
Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm