Horticulture Links

LINK SPOTLIGHT

The links provided below include sources from educational institutions, organizations, and commercial companies. There is no implied endorsement by UW-Extension or its employees.

GENERAL

Fresh Market and Farmers Market Info Available
SavorWisconsin.com is an online directory and resource for consumers across the world to find food and agricultural products and services from the state of Wisconsin. The site offers you the most advanced search capabilities to find your favorite Wisconsin products, and the ability to find new favorites! Wisconsin invites you to savor the food and agricultural products from this great state!

UW-Extension Horticulture
UW-Wisconsin Horticulture website.

UW-Extension Publications
Works with campus and county staff to produce and distribute educational materials based on university research for the general public, agriculture, business, labor, families, government and professional groups.

UW-Extension Hort News
This is the most complete source of horticulture information for Wisconsin on the Internet, including a calendar of local, statewide, and national events.

UW – The Wisconsin Gardener – Public TV
The Wisconsin Gardener offers a hands-in-the-dirt approach to gardening in Wisconsin provided by Wisconsin Public Television.

University of Minnesota Master Gardener Program
Gardening and Commercial Horticulture programs include educating northern home gardeners as well as horticulture production and service industries.

PlantFacts – Ohio State University
Designed to serve as a knowledge bank and interactive learning center on the care, cultivation, and utilization of plants from a commercial, consumer, and academic perspective.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Responsible for implementing the laws of the state and, where applicable, the laws of the federal government that protect and enhance the natural resources of our state.

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FLOWERS (Indoor and outdoor)

USDA PLANTS Database
Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references.

Connecticut Botanical Society – Gallery
A group of amateur and professional botanists who share an interest in the plants and habitats of Connecticut and the surrounding region — the gallery is indexed by flower color, by common name, and by scientific name.

Perennials.com
Site for looking up information on a particular perennial – how it looks and how to grow it. A terrific database of over 2000 perennials complete with images, featuring Heritage Perennials.

Perry’s Perennial Pages
An on-line perennial and related horticultural information, serving the Green Mountain State of Vermont.

Society of American Florists – Cut Flowers
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is the national trade association for the floral industry, representing 12,000 growers, importers, wholesalers and retailers of flowers and plants.

American Hemerocallis Society
Provides a forum for persons interested in this flower. The website information about the day lily.

Spring Valley Roses
Pictures and information not just about the various roses but diseases, how and where to grow and plants to encourage wildlife.

www.flowerdelivery.net
For additional gardening tips and advice, it’s a great resource with really helpful information on plants & gardening.

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FRUIT CROPS

Northwest Small Fruit Info Network
A comprehensive information and communications resource for berry and grape production practices, research, and marketing.

Scaffolds Fruit Journal
The weekly update on pest management and crop development, published by Cornell University

West Virginia State Tree Fruit Resource
Conducts research in entomology and plant pathology at the Fruit Center and in grower orchards.

WI Apple Growers Assocation
Their purpose is to unite commercial apple growers in common pursuits, provide consumer education, support research and market development.

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INSECTS

UW – Department of Entomology Insect ID
Identify insects with this online tool. Provides detailed photographs for identifying various indoor and outdoor insects, also provides information about where their found and how to control these pests.

Iowa State University Entomology Image Gallery
Provides photographs and movies of insects and the damage they cause.

PestTracker – NAPIS Information
PestTracker is the public access web site of the National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS), the agricultural pest tracking database of the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

Clemson Entomology Information Sheets
Fact sheets and those of the Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) can provide answers to the most common questions about insects, spiders and related creatures in South Carolina.

Garden spiders
The next time you’re in the garden, look around and see how many different kinds of spiders you can find. Also keep in mind some of the gardening practices you can do to benefit spiders who in turn will repay you by helping keep some pest insects under control.

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WISCONSIN NATURE CENTERS

Nature Net
Nature Net’s Online Interactive Directory of Nature Centers & Programs in Wisconsin

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ORGANIC PRODUCTION

Organic Gardening
Online magazine dedicated to organic gardening.

Organic Farming Research Foundation
The Organic Farming Research Foundation is a non-profit whose mission is to sponsor research related to organic farming practices, to disseminate research results to organic farmers.

Composting Mortalities
Successful Methods for Efficient and Safe Composting of Mortalities.

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PLANTS

Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic
provides assistance in identifying plant diseases and provides educational information on plant diseases and their control.

American Hosta Society
Site of the American Hosta Society – good information about the genus.

Hosta Library
Pictures and information about any hosta you might be interested in. The Hosta Library is primarily a database for images of mature hostas.

University of Connecticut Plant Database
Contains photographic and textual information on 450 trees, shrubs and vines that are useful for landscaping. The site includes a Plant Selector feature that enables the user to choose plants for their landscape situation based on criteria they supply. An online searchable plant terminology glossary and a dichotomous tree key are also provided.

Poisonous Plants (including mushrooms)
This website identifies many of the poisonous plants that grow in North Carolina. Many of these also grow in Wisconsin.

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SOILS

UW Soil & Plant Analysis Lab
Offers a wide range of nutrient analysis of soils, and ornamental and agricultural plants.

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TURF GRASS

Turf Diseases of the Great Lakes Region: Identification and Control Guide for Golf Courses, Parks, and Lawns (A3187) (32 pages, 1.44 MB)
Turf Diseases (A3187) also offers general management advice covering topics ranging from selecting appropriate species and resistant cultivars to managing thatch thickness, irrigation, and mowing practices. Includes contact information for the disease clinics in the Great Lakes region and more.

Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab
Its goal is to provide rapid, accurate and specific disease diagnostic information and management recommendations to turf grass growers.

Purdue Turf Program
Department of Agronomy Purdue University.

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VEGETABLES

UMN Horticulture: Vegetables – Culture
University on Minnesota Yard and Garden Line.

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WEEDS

Weed Science Society of America
Established to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment.

UW Herbarium
A museum collection of dried, labeled plants of state, national and international importance, which is used extensively for taxonomic and ecological research, as well as for teaching and public service.

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WOODY ORNAMENTALS

UW-Extension Landscape
Landscape section of the UW-Wisconsin Urban Horticulture website.

UW-Extension Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest
An interactive guide of plants that is specific to the upper Midwest United States (hardiness zones 3, 4 and 5), providing complete and accurate information on more than 600 species and varieties common to this region.

DNR Urban Forestry Program
DNR urban forestry staff assist community officials, green industry professionals, businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

Ferns and Fern Allies of the Northwoods
About ferns in Northern Wisconsin – good information and good photos.

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If you have any questions regarding Horticulture in Shawano County, please contact:

 JamieWeb2 Jamie Patton, Agriculture & Horticulture Agent
UW-Extension Shawano County
Shawano County Courthouse
311 North Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715-526-6136 * Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: jamie.patton@ces.uwex.edu
Rhonda Sumnicht, Office Assistant
UW-Extension Shawano County
Shawano County Courthouse
311 N Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715-526-6136 * Fax: 715-526-4875
E-mail: rhonda.sumnicht@co.shawano.wi.us

 

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