Current hot topics:
- 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:
- Request a “soil sample kit” from AgSource Laboratories. Follow the directions to test and mail your sample to the lab.
- Properly sample your soil; a total of 1-2 cups of soil is required for testing. More information on soil testing.
- You may visit us at the Extension Office to drop off your soil. We are located on the second floor of the Government Center on Nebraska Street. Our office hours are: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm. Please call before you come in to make sure someone is available to take your sample.
- Cost per sample depends on which test(s) you want the lab to perform. Soil sample submission form
- If you have questions, please call 920-746-2260.
WISCONSIN FRUIT – UW FRUIT PROGRAM
All the fruit information you’d ever want to know! — University of Wisconsin Fruit Website
April 10, 2017: European Chafer – Door County
June 23, 2017: Controlling European Chafer in Summer Months
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
- “Sampling Garden Soils and Turf Areas for Testing” – A2166 — Soil testing is the only reliable method for assessing plant needs for lime, phosphorus, and potassium.
- “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 – Extension Horticultural Publications
- UW – Plant Disease and Diagnostic Clinic
- UW – Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory
- UW – The Wisconsin Gardener – Public TV
- UW – Urban Horticulture
- Water Resource Education Publications
- 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