Horticulture

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Horticulture is often defined as the art and science of growing plants – flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and more!  Research shows an intimate connection between people and plants – fresh fruits and vegetables feed and nourish our bodies, trees shade and cool the places we live, flowers brighten our landscapes, and as research shows, our spirits too.

There is another side to horticulture as well.  Invasive pests destroy our natural resources at a large financial and environmental cost.  Additionally, the misuse and misunderstanding of pesticides causes pollution and health risks.  Popular press and media blur fact and fiction pertaining to these subjects, causing confusion and making matters worse.

As the demand for horticultural products increase, UW-Extension programs aid in finding the appropriate, most cost effective and environmentally sound solutions that are best for the individual.

Latest news

“Responding to Horticulture Inquiries” – Professional Development Day
Master Gardeners Celebrate First Year of Appleton Seed Library
Goodwill Grows 2017 Garden Registration
Giant Hogweed? Or…Cow Parsnip, Poison Hemlock, or Purple Angelica
Unearthing a New Invader | Jumping Worms
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Outagamie County

 

Horticulture Fact Sheets

Insects

Lawn

Tree

Soils

Bee|Yellow Jackets
Box Elder Bugs
Fall Webworm
 

Lawn Care Tips 

Creeping Charlie

Crabgrass

  Birch Tree Care
Chlorosis
Girdling Root

Maple Gall
Poison Ivy, Sumac, Oak
Underused Tree List
 

Vegetable

Fruit

 

 

Links of Interest


STAFF 

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Kevin Jarek | Crops, Soils and Horticulture Agent
Outagamie County – UW Extension
3365 W. Brewster St | Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-832-5128 | Wisconsin Relay: 711
Fax: 920-832-4783
Email: kevin.jarek@outagamie.org

 

Anne_CutoutAnne Donnellan | Seasonal Horticulturalist
Outagamie County – UW Extension
3365 W. Brewster St | Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: 920-832-4764 | Wisconsin Relay: 711
Fax: 920-832-4783
Email: anne.donnellan@outagamie.org

 

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