July 29, 2014


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County Ag News
Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 5:59 AM

Optimum corn planting dates are later ‘Up North’

This year farmers have been challenged by cool, wet conditions during April. Even though planting dates seem like they have been delayed, we still have not passed the optimum planting dates for corn. Wisconsin farmers can plant a large number of acres quickly. Since 1979, there have been five years when 40 percent or more of the acres were planted in one week. Between May 2-9, 1999, and April 30-May 7, 2000, farmers planted 1.5 million acres in one week (42 percent and 44 percent of the acres planted in those years).

 
Information on Your Waushara County
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 4:24 AM

Waushara County’s Water Quality Improvement Program in its third year

In December 2011 the Waushara County Board of Directors approved a proposal for a Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP).

 
County Ag News
Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:04 AM

Horses on small acreage

There was a note I came across a while back that stated that there are now more horses in the United States than there were years ago when they were used for farming and for pulling buggies. Today, many people have purchased a few acres, put a fence around it and then bought a horse, or two or three, or more.

 
Information on Your Waushara County
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:45 AM

“Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest” Lunchtime Learning Series

Hundreds of Wisconsin residents are turning to food preservation as a way to save money and ensure healthy, wholesome food for their families.

 
Information on Your Waushara County
Written by by Debbie Paavola, Director Waushara County Department of Aging   
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:49 AM

As many residents of Waushara County know, a donation of $250,000 was offered to the county board in 2013 for the purposes of creating a new senior dining center and meeting space that would be attached to the Department of Aging kitchen located on Division Street. The kitchen is used to prepare meals for both senior-dining centers located throughout the county and to those needing a meal delivered to their home.

 
Waushara County Health News
Written by by Waushara County Health Department   
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:43 AM

Spring is a time for warm weather, birds singing, and the site of children riding their bikes. Bike safety is so important for our children, and they need to be taught the importance of using hand signals, wearing a bike helmet every time they ride, and recognizing the dangers that are all around them.

 
County Ag News
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:17 AM

Cellar Spiders

Most homeowners share their homes with a variety of spiders called Cellar Spiders, Pholcus phalangioides.

 
Information on Your Waushara County
Written by by: Glenn Johnson, Waushara County Human Services   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:02 AM

When Disaster Strikes, It’s Up to You

by: Glenn Johnson, Waushara County Human Services

 
The Corn-Soybean Rotation Interaction
Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:49 AM

Crop rotation is the easiest yield you can get, it’s “the gift that keeps on giving.” Corn yield increases 10 to 19 percent when rotated with soybeans, while soybean yields increase 14 to 23 percent when rotated with corn.

 
Your Waushara County
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:15 AM

Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 21-25

by Lt. Tim Ganzel, Emergency Management Director, Waushara County Sheriff’s Office

 
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