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Thoughts for Food: The Leafhoppers are Coming!

Blog 21a

It’s the growing season in the Central Sands and a new crop is emerging; carrots are peeking up amid the oats, a “nurse crop” that is used to protect the delicate young carrot seedlings from damaging winds and all of us have an expectation for another great crop.  Although most Wisconsin farmers are keeping an eye on the carrots, they are also concerned with what’s happening in southwest Arkansas.  Why? (more…)

Thoughts for Food: It’s a hard life for beetles!

Blog 19

Oh, the trials and tribulations of being a potato beetle in Wisconsin; as warm weather finally arrives and the Colorado potato beetles wake up from their long winter’s nap, what happens in their world?  Let’s look at it from the beetle’s point of view: (more…)

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