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Yearly Archives: 2014

Vegetable Crop Update #9

June 18th, 2014 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

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The delights and challenges of growing food in Wisconsin

June 17th, 2014 | Filed under: News

It’s mid-June already! Summer is officially here and with temperatures in the 80s, it’s hard to think back even a few months and remember that in mid-March we were all wondering if life in the land of living plants was ever going to start again!…

First in Space

June 16th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

Well, it just goes to show to show you – Wisconsin potatoes are truly out of this world. Potatoes were the first vegetable to be grown in space. UW-Madison and NASA created technology to feed astronauts on long voyages in 1995. Related links: http://www.potatogoodness.com/all-about-potatoes/potato-fun-facts-history/ http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/everydaylife/spacespuds.html

Position Vacancy: Potato and Vegetable Storage Research Facility Manager

June 12th, 2014 | Filed under: News

The Hancock Agricultural Research Station is located in Waushara County in the part of Wisconsin know as the “Golden Sands”. The station’s sandy soils, most of which are irrigated, are representative of almost 2.5 million acres of sandy plain in central Wisconsin. Field research at…

Potatoes and Iron

June 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Did You Know

It’s an iron-clad fact – get your Iron from your Wisconsin Potato. One medium potato provides 6% of the recommended daily value of iron. Iron carries oxygen through the body and is essential for neural development and overall cell function. Related links: http://www.potatogoodness.com/nutrition/nutritional-facts/

Behind the Scenes: Healthy Farms Restoring Natural Ecosystems

June 10th, 2014 | Filed under: News

Spring, beautiful springtime has arrived and we are moving quickly into summer.  Flowers are blooming and color has returned to our landscapes.  In farming regions, crop color has returned and also the diverse habitats of native landscapes.  In an effort to restore natural ecosystems, Wisconsin…

Vegetable Crop Update #8

June 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Crop Updates, News

Vegetable Crop Update #8 Read full update.

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