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Program focuses on garden pests of the north

The Lake Superior Master Gardeners invite the public to participate in the plant disease clinic “The Good, Bad, and the Ugly of Plant Diseases in Our Northern Gardens.” The session runs 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Bong Veterans Historical Center. Brian Hudelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison plant pathologist, presents information on how to identify and manage disease and pests for vegetable and landscape gardens. Participants are encouraged to bring plant samples to the event.

“Gardens in the northern tier of the state have unique pest pressures,” said Jane Anklam, UW-Extension, and Douglas County horticulture educator. “Lake Superior creates a local environment for diseases and insects that can transport the diseases. Understanding the life cycles of the pests will inform the management and thus the success of our gardens.” Organic methods and integrated pest management practices are offered.

Hudelson is heard on Wisconsin Public Radio’s, Garden Talk with Larry Meiller.

Contact or 715-395-1515.