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West Madison Ag Station Planning Horticulture Field Day
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/26/2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's West Madison Agricultural Research Station will be hosting a field day for the general public on August 12. The facility has 535 tillable acres on which UW-Madison researchers evaluate field crops, vegetables and fruit crops.

The station also maintains an extensive horticultural display garden featuring both annual and perennial ornamental plants and various fruit crops that grow well in the area.

Visitors can tour the vineyard, vegetable garden and extensive flowerbeds, and participate in a taste evaluation of tomatoes, peppers and other station-grown produce. On display will be more than 175 cultivars of New Guinea Impatiens and SunPatiens being evaluated in full sun this year, as well as 100 other soon-to-be-released cultivars of bedding plants.

Attendees may also see All-America Selections vegetables and nearly 1,000 perennial ornamentals.

UW-Madison and UW-Extension experts will share information and answer questions about pollinators and beneficial insects, insect pests, plant diseases, turfgrass, ways to extend the growing season for vegetables, and general gardening.

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