Category Archives: Did You Know
A Good Source of Vitamin C
Looking for your daily vitamin C? Look no further than your vitamin-rich Wisconsin potato. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, containing nearly half the daily recommended value. Vitamin C helps prevent cell damage, absorbs iron and supports the body’s immune system. Related links:…
The Satisfying Potato
Potatoes rank at the top of the satiety index scale, which means they keep you satisfied. Potatoes are low in calories and nutrient dense, making them a great meal choice for kids and adults alike. Related Links: Review the following links to find out more about the…
We’re Number One (Almost)
Wisconsin ranks second in the USA for growing and processing potatoes and vegetables. We’re already number one for lima beans, carrots, green beans and red beets. Learn more: http://vegetables.wisc.edu/ http://wisconsinpotatoes.com/2012/09/irrigated-vegetable-production-key-to-central-wisconsin-economy/ http://potatoassociation.org/documents/A_ProductionHandbook_Final_000.pdf http://www.btny.purdue.edu/pubs/id/id-56/ID-56.pdf http://www.soils.wisc.edu/extension/wcmc/2005/ppt/Bussan.pdf http://www.soils.wisc.edu/extension/wcmc/2005/pap/Bussan.pdf http://www.hort.purdue.edu/rhodcv/hort410/carrot/ca00003.htm http://www.wiscran.org/special/libfile_files/media/317.pdf http://fyi.uwex.edu/cwas/files/2011/04/CWAS_NL_April-2011.pdf
It’s Cold Outside
“Baby, it’s cold outside” — and that’s VERY good for most agriculture, trees and the environment, in general.
Deep frost kills plant pathogens and insect larvae by the billions. That means fewer aphids, beetles and emerald ash borers.
Central Sands Aquifer
The Central Sands Aquifer holds one of the world’s largest groundwater reserves. The aquifer averages 100 feet in depth. Learn more: For more information on Wisconsin Aquifers, please review this brochure: http://dnr.wi.gov/education/documents/groundwater/AquifersApril2006.pdf Note: Two studies of the Central Sands concludes that the Sands include parts of…
Feeding the World
For statistics regarding population growth, birth and death rates, see the links below: For Ecology Today, birth and death rates: www.ecology.com/birth-death-rates For real-time world statistics: Worldometers.info