Weekly update from the UW Extension Horticulture Team on Insects, Plant Diseases, and Wildlife

Do you want to know what is going on in the fields, woods, and backyards of Wisconsin? The University of Wisconsin Extension Horticulture program publishes weekly updates through the growing season on special topics with regular appearances by Phil Pellitteri of the Insect Diagnostic lab and Brian Hudelson of the Plant Disease Diagnostic lab.

For the weekly update main page, go here.

For the May 5th podcast, go here.

For the May 5th written summary, go here.

–Liz Bosak

UW-Entomology and Extension’s Phil Pellitteri discusses pollinators on the Wisconsin Gardener

Phil Pellitteri runs the Insect Diagnostic Lab in the Entomology Department at UW-Madison. Last Spring, Phil met with Shelley Ryan of The Wisconsin Gardener to discuss pollinator issues and how to encourage native solitary bees, including an egg-laying box for mason bees. Here is the link to the video.

Also, are you mystified or intrigued about an insect that you’ve found at your home or marsh? Check out Phil’s online catalog of insect photos. Another great resource is BugGuide.net.

–Liz Bosak