Soil Testing for Lawns and Gardens

Soil Testing

Portage County UW-Extension is offering soil testing for lawns and gardens. What you get: Analysis of current nutrient content of your soil (P,K). Current soil pH. Recommendation of type and amount of fertilizer to add. Allow 2 – 3 weeks for return of results. What we need: A total of 2 cups of air dry […]

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Emergency, loss of power

Food Safety – When the Home Freezer or Refrigerator Stops

USDA Fact Sheet:  Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency Always keep meat, poultry, fish, and eggs refrigerated at or below 40 °F and frozen food at or below 0 °F. This may be difficult when the power is out. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.  […]

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The Barn Project

How to Inventory Barns

Barns in Wisconsin are “an endangered species,” the causes readily listed; decay, abundant size, snow load, economic displacement. Yet nothing symbolizes our historic connection to the land with the same authority, bravery and family bond as a barn. The Barn Project The goal of this project is to inventory and photograph every barn in Wisconsin; every county, every barn. This project cannot save barns but […]

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Woodland, Stream, Nature

Education for Woodland Owners

The University of Wisconsin Forestry Extension programs offer a wide variety of educational programming and materials for woodland owners. The Wisconsin Woodland Owner Education website provides access to many of these initiatives. Topics Woodland Assistance — Designed to help new private woodland owners achieve their management goals. Information is provided on a variety of topics from hands-on information […]

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