Green tractor upside down in a ditch

It’s Never Too Late to Add Rollover Protection to Your Tractors

The occupational death rate on farms is nearly 800 percent greater than in all other industries combined. The leading cause of farm deaths is tractor rollovers. It’s Never Too Late to Add Rollover Protection to Your Tractors. To address this issue, and encourage and incentivize ag producers to add this important safety device, a variety of public and private organizations have come together to provide significant rebates to assist with the costs of installing a ROPS on unprotected tractors.

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Meadow Gardens –

There’s a lot of buzz about butterfly and pollinator gardens. “Meadow Gardens” workshop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, March 9th at 6:30 pm.
FREE and open to the public! Sponsored by the Ashland-Bayfield Master Gardener Association.

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2017 Bayfield Fruit Growers Clinic

The clinic will start on Monday afternoon, March 13 with pruning demonstrations for blueberries and high density apples. In the evening we’ll focus on two invasive insect pests and a suite of canker diseases in blueberries.

On Tuesday, March 14, we focus on apples with talks on thinning, nitrogen and calcium, apple scab, and codling moth. We’ll also learn more about table grapes as a possible option for Bayfield fruit growers. Registration & fee are required.

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New Master Gardener Training to Start

Who is a Master Gardener?

A Master Gardener is a trained volunteer who aids University of Wisconsin Extension Staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment.
Master Gardeners help educate local community members in applying horticultural science to manage their landscapes and gardens in a science-based, sustainable manner

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PEST BULLETIN

  Over the last week, homeowners in the Lake Superior Counties of Wisconsin have been reporting egg masses on the sides of buildings or under the eaves. These yellow to orange-colored egg masses are being deposited by variegated cutworm moths, primarily at night.  Cutworms are a large group of lepidopteran insects that include the more […]

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