2015 Garden Expo

Be sure to stop by the UW-Extension booth during Garden Expo and visit with Master Gardeners to learn more about the West Madison Ag Research Station’s public display gardens.

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mark your calendars for August 15th for an open house at  UW-Madison’s West Madison Ag Research Station. The display gardens will be holding their annual summer event fronm 10am-2pm in which the public is invited to tour the outstanding collections of flowers, vegetables, and fruit.

more details to come…

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Vegetable Field Days

Julie Field day flier 2014 B

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Table and Wine Grape Summary from West Madison ARS

grape_factsheet2014 is a summary of production and sugar levels of cold-hardy wine and table grapes grown at West Madison Ag Research Station.  Table grapes were established in 2007 (with ‘Thomcord’, Suffolk Red’, ‘Jupiter’, and ‘Montreal Blue’ added in 2011).  Wine grapes were established in 2008 (Petite Pearl and Valvin Muscat were added in 2011).

Yearly yield graphs are shown here: 2011-2012-2013 Wine grape fruit production data at West Madison Ag Research Station

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2013 Vegetable Trial -Season Overview

Top tomato for taste in 2013.

Top tomato for taste in 2013.

The 2014 growing season is fast approaching. I always find it beneficial to take time to  review last years growing conditions and hypothesize on how they will affect this season. Please follow the link to view a presentation about the 2013 vegetable trials here at the WMARS. Included is a summary of the 2013 season, trials, and how it may have been effected by 2012 conditions. 2013 Veggies Trial-Season Overview


Brian Emerson-Garden Manager

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